performer, choreographer and guru, Arundhati Roy is prominent
among odissi dancers of India today. Having groomed herself
initially under Guru Murulidhar Majhi under and later
under Late Padmabibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra for
the last thirty-five years. She has not only synthesised
the pure odissi form of the two maesteroes but added colour
& vibrancy to her art through new improvisations.
M.A. in Odissi from Rabindra Bharati University she has
to her credit various accolades both in India
Arundhati's dance recitals in Sweden,
Germany, Belgium, Britain, U.S.A, Vietnam & Singapore, Bhutan have
gained her much international attention.
She is the Secretary of the
Odissi Dancers forum of Calcutta and has
organised classical dance festivals on the occasion of Guruji's
Birth Celebration & Sradhanjali for Guruji and Late
She is an enlisted artist in Doordarshan and has performed solo & group in Calcutta Doordarshan & National Program of Dance several times.
was an announcer of CALCUTTA DOORDARSHAN for ten long years. She has lately been experimenting with
film and television as an actress in films produced by APPLAUSE
ENTERTAINMENT & television series "Bastab" produced by BAG FILMS telecasting by TARA BANGLA channel.
Roy is an esteemed choreographer who is known for her varied
experimentations with her media. Her stage productions range
from combining different classical forms in Tagore dance
dramas, modern contemporary themes and poetries.
She has choreographed Tagore's Bhanusingher
Padabali, Borishono Mukhorito Aji (Monsoon
Ballet), Navarashe Nari, Urvashi. Urvashi based on the poem 'Urvashi. Arundhati has
performed several times in programs organized by West Bengal
State Music Academy, Tagore Birth Celebrations and Uday
Shankar Nritya Utsav. Her recent choreographed musical "Pravartan"
is an experimentation of its own kind. It explores the evolution
of Indian Classical Dance form from its tradition to its
In May 2011, she was invited by Singapore Tagore Society to choreograph "Navarashe Nari " (based on Tagore Songs) by the artists of Singapore and Calcutta. It was highly appreciated by critics and audiences.
has also choreographed several classical forms with odissi
in Kathak-Odissi Jugalbandi. She also choreographed for Saoli Mitra's famous
drama "NATHA BATI - ANATHABATA".