Born on 25 January 1971, Shri Praveen Kumar received his
training in Bharatanatyam under Shrimati Narmada and
continues to learn from Shri C.V. Chandrasekhar. A graduate
in Commerce, Praveen Kumar received a scholarship from
the Ministry of Culture, Government of India to pursue his
training in dance.
Praveen has performed in many important dance festivals within India and abroad including the Music Academy, Brahma Gana Sabha, Narada Gana Sabha and Kalakshetra annual festivals in Chennai; at the India Habitat Centre, Delhi International Arts Festival, and India International Centre, Delhi, etc. His performances abroad include those at the Teatro Stabile Torinodanza festival, Bergamo, Italy, and in U.S.A., and U.K.
Praveen Kumar has several dance-drama productions and choreographies to his credit. Recipient of many awards, he has established the Chithkala School of Dance at Basavanagudi in Bangalore, where training to young dancers is being imparted.
Shri P. Praveen Kumar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for his talent in the field of Bharatanatyam.