From a very young age, Namaha has had an inclination towards music and dance. She has seven years of training in ballet, 11 in singing, 13 in martial arts, and has been performing semi-classical dance on stage for over a decade.
A sociology graduate, Namaha’s passion for dance nevertheless persisted, and she is an experienced performer in Odissi - an Indian classical dance form. While pursuing dance, she chanced upon ITI.
To Namaha, theatre training was a challenge, as she was principally a dancer. However, voice training fascinated her. She felt that projecting emotions through dance and speech lent a different dimension to a performance - an empowering one.
After ITI, Namaha wants to continue work on this path and hopes to carve a strong individuality for herself in the process. Since returning to India, she's continued her journey in dance with Kaishiki Nrityabhasha, an Odissi Dance Institute.
1. Dancer, Ananta Trisha: Love & Transcendence (2021, Shahana; Online)
2. Dancer, dance presentation for Nehru Centre London's 75th India Independence Day (2021; Online)
3. Dancer, Chetonar Ronge -2nd Edition (Tribute to Tagore on his 80th death anniversary) (2021, Angik Dance Academy; Facebook)
4. Dancer (2021, Tantrotsav 2021; Auroville)
Last updated: 19 January 2022