Shobana, disciple of smt. Chitra Visweswaran, has performed with artists such as Ustad Zakir Hussain, Vikku Vinayak Ram, Sonal Mansingh, and Padma Subramanyam., Shobana branched out as an independent, performer and choreographer in her twenties. Shobana the institutionalist-She set up Kalarpana Trust in 1994 to impart training in all aspects of dance. Today, Kalarpana benefits 92 students, mostly girls from the poorer classes, and extend its support to the handicapped and the environmental movement. Grade of "A TOP" at the National Doordarshan Kendra Delhi, 2000 Shobana the Choreographer: Shobana's basic training in the mridangam for laya and tala; the flute has given her a rare insight into all dimensions of choreography and composing. She has recently been awarded the padmasri for her contribution to bharatantyam and cinema winning two national awards and three state and 4 Filmfare awards to mention a few.

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