Shovana Narayan is a famous and recognized Indian Kathak dancer. She had dual career, in parallel, as a Kathak dance artist and a career officer with Indian Audit and Accounts Service. She performs in India and around the world, and has been awarded the Padma Shri. Her guru is Birju Maharaj.
As a ‘Performer and Guru’, Shovana Narayan is India’s one of the most celebrated and outstanding Kathak Maestro of the present age; well known both as choreographer and performer. She blazed a trail in the field imbuing it with depth, maturity and ennoblement. She performed and mesmerised audiences all over the world in several prestigious national and international festivals. She also performed before several Heads of States and Governments and has trained several Kathak artistes, some of whom are leading artists of the young generation