Did you know Pernia Qureshi is also a Kuchipudi dancer?

Updated: Dec 01, 2019, 08:06 | Sherlin Rajan
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    Not many know, but fashionista and fashion entrepreneur Pernia Qureshi is an accomplished Kuchipudi dancer

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    She has been trained under acclaimed dancers Raja and Radha Reddy

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    Through this art form, Qureshi's aim is to promote India’s classical dance forms, Kathak and Kuchipudi, through her dance recitals in India and abroad

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    She often posts photos in her Kuchipudi attire, striking gracious moves, and details about her recitals on her Instagram page

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    Pernia started her classical training in Kathak from the Lucknow Gharana since the age of 4, under the mentorship of Pandit Tirath Ram Azad

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    Later, she pursued a minor degree in dance to get a holistic education in the field at George Washington University.

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    She often performs with her guru in her recitals. She said in one of her Instagram posts, "Every time I get to perform with Guru Ji on stage I feel so honoured and privileged."

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    Qureshi also posts videos of her performances on Instagram that garners praise from her followers in the comments.

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    Moreover, she also posts details of her next performances in other cities.

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    Qureshi has performed at multiple dance recitals across India, including performances of Sufi music by Abida Parveen, and dance transliteration of the Urdu poems by Minu Bakshi

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    She is also an author and her first book on fashion was a personal style guide called Be Stylish with Pernia Qureshi. 

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    Speaking about educating people on the dance form, Qureshi had told IANS, "It's just a matter exposing people towards it. Our heritage is so rich that it's important to attract people towards it."

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    "Classical dance should not take a back seat. It's so inspiring and beautiful and this art is way more interesting than ballet. It comes from my heart," she said about the dance form

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    Pernia Qureshi also acted in a periodical drama film titled 'Jaanisaar' released on August 7, 2015, opposite Pakistani actor Imran Abbas Naqvi.

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    The film was a period drama set in pre-Independence India, where she played the role of a  courtesan. 

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About The Gallery

You have seen Pernia Qureshi, the fashion designer, fashionista and entrepreneur. Did you know that she is a trained Kuchipudi dancer? The Pakistan-born fashionista posts photos of her Kuchipudi performance striking gracious moves and how!

(Photos: Pernia Quresh/Instagram)

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