About Shobhna

  • Kathak(classical dance) performer; Performed in important concerts/events worldwide-internationally in many countries( Germany, Turkey, Canada, Sweden, Tunisia, Bahrain etc) abroad mostly organized by the ICCR, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India--representing India through Kathak such as- at the 49th Carthage Festival of Dance held in Tunisia (Africa) in 2013 or at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi during American President Barack Obama's visit to India. At the national levels- in important cultural festivals such as “Khajuraho Festival of Classical dance”(2012), “Ananya” Festival by SEHER, Delhi Govt. etc.
  • Trained in Hindustani classical music (6 years; a degree from Pracheen Kala Kendra), Yoga (5 years training) and also, have played, having the know-how of “Mridangam”, “Sitar” musical instrument.
  • Was an active member of “Dance society” at LSR (2011-14). Won several 1st prizes both at college/school level classical dance competitions. Participated and won in several inter school classical dance (solo/group), singing, Debating, Painting, Sanskrit Monologue competition (1st Prize) and active in compeering during school.

Dance is not her only forte. She recently was awarded the Gold Medal in M.Sc. Economics. Shobhna has been academically very active since school. With a 97% score in CBSE Class Xth -being the High School DPS Gurgaon's topper and in Panchkula Zone Rank III; further, securing 95.75% in Class XII within Science Stream- attaining rank I in Panchkula, Haryana zone/Gurgaon and School; she is an alumna of Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University in Economics hons. with a top score of within 0.1% scorers of her batch. She has a Masters degree in Economics, specializing in Environmental Economics. She has assumed aspiring leadership roles like- School Head Girl in Class XII of DPS Gurgaon, or the House Captain in Middle School at every stage in her academics or dance fields.

Recently, she has written for a book on “Classical Dances of India, focusing Kathak-its features and importance” with a team of writers, under Mukesh publications, Delhi--to be published soon.  

Received the "Excellence in classical Dance" Awared from Shri Najeeb Jung, Lt. Governor, New Delhi at Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.