Lingaraj Pradhan



Shri Lingaraj Pradhan was born on 1 February 1980 at Ghodapada village in Ganjam District, Orissa. He was initiated into the art under Shri Bichitranand Swain for years. He received training in Odissi dance from Orissa Dance Academy and Rudrakhya Foundation.
He has performed in Konark, Mukteswar, Swarnotsav, Natyanjali Festival, Kalidas Samaroh, Puri Beach Festival, Dhauli Mahotsav, Nritya Pratibha, Solo Classical Dance Festival, Kharavela Mahotsav. He also got opportunity to present his art in USA and France.
Shri Lingaraj Pradhan has received National Scholarship in Odissi dance by Ministry of Culture & Tourism, Government of India.
Shri Lingaraj Pradhan is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2009 for his notable talent in the field of Odissi dance.