Sangita Shresthova takes Bollywood to Prague



Czech-Nepalese artist Sangita Shresthova's effort to take Bollywood to Hungary waltzes into its third successful year.

Started in 2004, the Bollywood fest will turn three in Prague when it is held this year in October.

Born of a Nepali father and Czech mother, Shresthova spent her teenage years in Kathmandu, where she learnt classical Indian dances. In 1997, she went to India to learn the classical Bharatanatyam dance, as also kalari payatu, Kerala's traditional martial art.

After completing her masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where dance was her major subject, she is now doing her PhD from the University of California Los Angeles on changing relations between Indian film dances and dance traditions.

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