Bimbavati Devi



Born on 6 August, 1975, Bimbavati Devi received her training in Manipur dance under the guidance of her parents Guru Bipin Singh and Smt. Kalavati Devi. She also learned dance from Darshna Jhaveri. Later, she joined the Rabindra Bharati University and obtained a Post- Graduation Degree in dance. She has participated in a workshop on Thang-ta conducted by Ranjeet Chingtham. She has received a scholarship from the Centre for Cultural Resources & Training. She also received a national scholarship and a junior national fellowship from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Bimbavati Devi has per formed extensively in major dance festivals within the country and abroad including the Khajuraho Festival and Konark Festival, Uday Shankar Festival, Soorya Festival, and Nritya Pratibha. She has travelled to Paris, Singapore, U.S.A., U.K., Canada and Australia for her p e r f o r ma n c e s a n d l e c t u r e - demonstrations.
She has been honoured with various awards and honours including the Singar Mani by Sur Singar Samsad, Sanskriti Award by Sanskriti Foundation, Aditya Birla Kala Kiran Puruskar by Sangeet Kala Kendra, Mumbai. Bimbavati has choreographed many dance-dramas such as Maitrika, Anubhavaamah Samavratee and Amitajyoti.
Presently, Bimbavati Devi is purusing her Ph.D. in Manipuri dance at Rabindra Bharati University.