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Dancer Kanak Rele

Name - Kanak Rele

Profession – Dance , Mohiniyattam , Kathakali

She is the founder-director of the Nalanda Dance Research Centre and the founder-principal of the Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya in Mumbai. She also holds a Ph.D in dance from the University of Mumbai. Her initiation into Mohiniattam came much later under Kalamandalam Rajalakshmi.

Rele was instrumental in beginning the Department of Fine Arts at the Bombay University and also served as its dean. Rele established the Nalanda Dance Research Centre in 1966 and the Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalay in 1972. The Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai which trains students for a university degree in Mohiniyattam is recognized as a research institute

She has authored many books is heaped with titles and awards

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