Divya Goswami Dikshit

Shrimati Divya Goswami Dikshit was born on 21st October 1980, in Amritsar, Punjab. She received her initial training under Smt. Yogini Gandhi at the Kalanidhi Institute, Pune. Later she received advanced training under Shri Munna Shukla. Her educational qualifications include a Post Graduate Degree in Economics from the Pune University. To hone her talent further, she has attended several workshops conducted by renowned Kathak dance exponents such as Pt. Birju Maharaj, Smt. Shovana Narayan, Smt. Uma Dogra, Shri Rajendra Gangani, to name a few.
She has performed at many dance festivals in India and abroad including those organized by Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi, Nalanda Nritya Utsav, Yuva Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav organized by the South Central Zone Cultural Centre at Aurangabad, Sadhna festival in Delhi, Nrityanjali dance festival in Coimbatore and Kal-Ke-Kalakar organized by the Sur Singar Samsad, and has also performed in Bhutan.
Shrimati Divya Goswami Dikshit has conducted numerous workshops and lecturedemonstrations at the several universities and institutions including the events organized by the SPIC MACAY. She has also extensively travelled with her Guru for performances at many major dance festivals including the festival organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
To promote the cause of dance she has established her institution 'Divya Kala' in Chandigarh which imparts training in Kathak to young students. Shrimati Divya Goswami Dikshit is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2015 for her notable talent in the field of Kathak dance.