Usharani Baishya

Born on 23 November 1981 in Guwahati, Assam, Shrimati Usha Rani Baishya is trained in the dance forms of Kathak and Sattriya, under Shri Ramkrishna Talukdar, eminent guru. A graded artist of Doordarshan and an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, she is a recipient of the National Scholarship of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She has performed in acclaimed dance festivals throughout the country. Shrimati Usha Rani Baishya is the founder of Kirtan Kala Kendra, a Sattriya dance training institute in Guwahati. She has conducted numerous workshops and lecture-demonstrations to propagate the Sattriya dance form. Shrimati Usha Rani Baishya is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for her notable talent in the field of Sattriya dance.