About Dr. Chandana Raul

Dr.Chandana Raul, a celebrated and God gifted artiste and at the same time a star performer with national and international fame, is synonymous with Indian Classical dance- Odishi .
She initially participated in many school functions where her talent was noticed by eminent personalities. Chandana Started learning when she was in class 7 at Jeypore, located in Koraput district of Odisha under Guru Sri. Birakishore Nayak against the wishes of her Father Shri. Raghunath Raul.
Fortunately Chandana was constantly encouraged by her Mother Late Smt. Satyabhama Raul due to whom the famous Odishi Classical Dancer has carved a niche for herself.
Chandana Continued learning diverse aspects of the classical dance from a galaxy of eminent Gurus such as Dr.Snehaprabha Samantaray,Late Padmasri Gangadhar Pradhan, Late Dr.Vidyut Kumari Choudhary and Sri.Durgacharan Ranbir after joining Utkal Sangeet Maha vidyalaya in 1989.
Chandana is also a multifaceted artiste, performing various forms of dance such as Contemporary, Kathak, Indian folk etc. She is the first lady to have earned a doctorate in Odishi dance from Utkal University in 2010 for which she was felicitated by Hon’ble Governor of Odisha in 2012.
Chandana’s grooming culminated in graceful moments, beautiful postures, captivating expressions and scintillating style which creates a visual phenomenon. Apart from her technical virtuosity which displays a unique skill and versatility while depicting varied emotions and thus exceeds in the Abhinaya aspects of dance.

different pose of Odissi dance by Chandana Rawal

Odissi is a form of Indian Dance characterized by the ecstatic expression of grace and power. Unifying feminine and masculine energies through fluid movement and rhythmic footwork, Odissi is an exquisite Yogic art.

Awards & Landmarks

  • Awarded Junior fellowship by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India- 2001
  • Rajiv Gandhi Sadhbhavna Award, by govt. of Odisha-2008
  • Pride of India award by Indo American Friends Group, New Delhi-2008
  • Gupteshwar Award 2007 by Govt. of Odisha.
  • Vishist Odishi Nritya Shilpi Sammaan(By Capital Posters)-2012
  • Nari Kalyan Sammaan( by Nari Kalyan Samiti)-2012.
  • Jyotishree Samman, Odisha-2015.
  • Kalinga Biranganna Samman, Odisha- 2016 .
  • Panel artist of ICCR.
  • Panel artist of Doordarshan.
  • Jury member for awarding scholarship in Odishi dance by Govt. of India.
  • Lecdem by CCRT in Gangtok 2005.
  • Lecdem by CCRT in Itanagar 2006.
  • Performed in documentary on Padamshree Guru Sri Pankaj Charan Das sponsored by Doordarshan.
  • Performed in documentary based on Padma Vibhushan Guru Shri Kelucharan Mahapatra.
  • Performed in documentary on MAHARI sponsored by Doordarshan.
  • Performed in documentary(Karaghat) on Director Sh. Dola Govinda Rath
  • Performed the role of Durga in the Dance drama “MAA DURGA” by Doordarshan.
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Dr Chandana with Padmabibhushan Pt Hariprasad Chourasia
Dr Chandana with Padmabibhushan Pt Hariprasad Chourasia
Dr. Chandana Raul with Anoop Jalota
Dr. Chandana Raul with Anoop Jalota

Recent Videos

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Odissi Dance - Navadurga - Aaradhya Samman

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Press Media Says

It was amazing to view the shiv Tandav presentation by Chandanaa Raul were extra ordinary Hindustan Times
Tribhangi postures, Chawka postures & use of hand gestures in the dance form created by Chandana Raul were extra ordinary Jansatta
The people were hypnotised looking the dance of Chandana Raul- Dainik Jagran
There is combination of classical and modernity in the dance form of Chandanaa Raul- Navbharat Times
People enjoyed the shower of Odissi dance of Chandanaa Raul- Amar Ujala, New Delhi
People fascinated to see the dance of Chandanaa Raul- Amar Ujala, Varanasi
The dance of Chandanaa Raul beated the strings of heart of every individual, watching the performance- Dainik Jagran, Varanasi
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Dr. Chandana organises every year Upendra Bhanja Festival at Delhi, Dhavleshwar Festival at Cuttack and Aaradhya Samman Samaroh at Bhubaneswar Orissa.

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