Shubhada Varadkar, An exponent of Odissi style of Indian classical dance, Shubhada is the recipient of senior fellowship by Ministry of culture Govt. of India for 2011-2013. A disciple of Padmavubhushan late Guru. Shri. KelucharanMohapatra, Shubhada is an ‘A’ graded artiste of Doordarshan (TV), an empanelled artiste for Odissi dance of ‘Indian Council for Cultural Relations’. Shubhada is the receiver of the prestigious Awards Like Mahari Award of Odisha, ‘Singar Mani’, ‘Priyadarshini,’ and ‘Natya Veda ’. She has been teaching, performing and conducting workshops in India and abroad for more past 25 years.
Shubhada has choreographed, participated and performed at numerous prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad. Her recent productions “Journey to Divinity”, “Chitrangada”, “Kanupriya” “Miracles of Splendour” and “Amrutghanu” are well appreciated by art lovers.
A postgraduate in Economics, Shubhada was a newscaster with Indian Television in Mumbai, and was a Lecturer in Economics in R.R.Ruia College, Mumbai. But the calls of tinkling anklets made her give up all other careers and devote all her time and energy to Odissi. Shubhada is also an author of an Ebook ‘The Glimpse of Indian Classical Dance’. “The Glimpses of Indian Classical Dance” is available on Amazon Kindle and Google Play for worldwide audience.
She has also penned her autobiographical account in Marathi book titled “Mayurpankh.” Both these books are published by Krimiga Books. In fact, “Mayurpankh” is the first Marathi book to be published simultaneously in print, audio book, and e-book format.