Sayani Chakraborty was born Decemenber 9th, 1987. She resides in West Bengal and studies Bethune College, Kolkata. Her Odissi Guru was previously Smt. Poushali Mukherjee; and at present is Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, the son of Padmabivushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Sayani has a long list of achievements such as:
- Stood 1st in odissi dance in “children’s competition 2000”.
- Received a National Scholarship in Odissi Dance from Centre for cultural resources and training(CCRT), New Delhi on 24/12/2001 and got outstanding performance at renewal in 2004.
- Selected as permanent odissi artist by Neheru Children’s Museum(a national cultural organization), Kolkata in 2003.
- Stood 2nd in odissi dance competition held by Paschimbanga Rajya Sangeet Academy in 2003-2004.
- Received a 1st class 1st position in odissi dance in the Inter Collegiate Oriental Dance Competition(2003-2004)organized by Calcutta University Institute.
- Received Jugal Srimal Scholarship from Tagore Foundation, Kolkata on 28/08/2004.
- Stood 1st & received Gold Medal along with SANGEET BIVAKAR certificate in 5th year odissi nritya examination conducted by Bangiya Sangeet Parishad.
- Appointed as Odissi Dance trainer by Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra.
In addition to Sayani's achievements, she has partipated in the following programs:
- Biswa Banga Sammelan(dec-jan 2000)held at Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata.
- Uday Shankar Dance Festival in 2000 at Madhusudhan mancha,Kolkata.
- 75th Birthday Anniversary of Padmabivushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra at Gyan Mancha,Kolkata in 2001.
- Performed solo live program on Odissi dance in 48th Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra Classical Music Conference on 23rd January 2004.
- Performed solo live odissi dance recital at the Spirit Of Youth Festival Of Music And Dance held on 24th Feb 2005 at Kasturi Srinivasan Hall,Music Academy,Chennai.
- Performed solo odissi dance recital in 22nd All India Music Festival, Kolkata in 2006.
- Performed solo odissi dance on 19/05/07 in Nrityoutsav 2007,organized by West Bengal Dance Group Federation & Uttarpara Sangeet Chakra.
- Shaam E Basant,a jugalbandi of kathak by Emile Ghosh & odissi by Sayani Chakraborty at Gyan Mancha in 2007.
- She has successfully participated in various T.V programs
- Performed solo Odissi recital at Gyan Mancha on 5th jan 2008 at the Odissi festival organized by Odissi Dancer’s forum Kolkata.
- Attended an Odissi workshop of Paschimbanga Rajya Sangeet Academy under West Bengal Govt.Information & Cultural Wing in 2001.
- Attended an Odissi workshop by Silalipi Parida,faculty member of Odissi Research Center,Bhubaneshwar in 2003 & 2004.
- Attended an Odissi workshop by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra in Kolkata in 2003.
- Attended a workshop on “abhinaya”in 2003 conducted by Guru Govindan Kutty.
- Attended a National Workshop, titled “UNITY IN DIVERSITY” organized by CCRT in 2005 held at Don Bosco Institute, Guwahati, Assam.
Sayani Chakraborty may be reached by email at email@example.com