Prateeksha Kashi



Born on 29 May 1990 in Bengaluru, Karnataka, Shrimati Prateeksha Kashi has trained in Kuchipudi dance under her mother, Shrimati Vyjayanthi Kashi.
Shrimati Prateeksha Kashi has performed extensively at the several prestigious dance festivals within the country and abroad including the Nritya Pratibha of Sangeet Natak Akademi. She has also travelled to foreign shores for her performances and lecture demonstrations in the U.S.A., Italy, U.K., Australia, South Africa, Tanzania, Mauritius, Uganda and China. She was selected by the Ministry of Youth Affairs as part of a delegation representing the cultural aspects of India to celebrate the India–China Year of Friendly Relations. She has been featured in the DVD titled The Magic of Kuchipudi, choreographed by her guru, and also acted in films including Priyamanasam.
Shrimati Prateeksha Kashi has received many awards including the Aditya Vikram Birla Kala Kiran Puraskar, Kalabharati Yuva Puraskar, Natyaveda Award, Aryabhata International Award and Nritya Jyoti, among others. She is empanelled with the ICCR and is an A Grade artist of Doordarshan, Bangalore.
Shrimati Prateeksha Kashi is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for 2013-2014 for her notable talent in the field of Kuchipudi dance.