in the cultural horizon..”
Prateeksha has performed in several prestigious dance festivals at regional, national and International levels. An empanelled artist of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Prateeksha has toured various countries including Australia, China, Italy, UK and USA, not only to perform but also to conduct workshops along with her mother and guru. She was selected to represent Kuchipudi in the 100 Member Youth Delegation to China by the Ministry of Youth. Her recent performances heading a team of Kuchipudi dancers in Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa and Mauritius were well received by the audience. She was polled by the audience to be the winner of the dance competition held at New York.
With a keen interest to spread Kuchipudi and to inspire the youth towards it, Prateeksha coaches dance aspirants. In this regard, Prateeksha has presented talks on the Relevance of Indian Classical Dance to today’s generation at Chennai and a keynote on Balancing between education and dance as part of Milapfest, UK. She has released the Kuchipudi DVD titled The Magic of Kuchipudi featuring the choreographic works of her guru Vyjayanthi Kashi.
Prateeksha’s passion extends beyond dance. She has excelled in academics and has secured gold medal in Computer Science Engineering. She has had an initial footing in the theatre domain and has featured in art movies and tele films. Prateeksha has played the lead role in the feature film Priyamanasam, world’s third Sanskrit movie which was selected by the Indian Panorama. She has acted in the short movie Dwar-Door to transformation with an interest to spread awareness about the safety of women. The art movie Prakruti that she featured in won the National Award.
-She has been honoured with Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2013-2014 by Central Sangeet Natak Academy
– Prateeksha is honoured with the Aditya Birla Kalakiran Puraskar.
-She has the titles of Nalanda Nritya Nipuna, instituted by Nalanda Dance Research Centre.
-3E-Educating, Enlightening and Empowering dancer award.
-Prateeksha is an A grade artist of the broadcasting media-Dooradarshan Kendra.
-Nritya Jyoti, awarded at the Naveen Kalakar to her credits.
-Selected as part of 100 members youth deligation to china.
Her other awards include Kalabharathi Yuva Pratibha Award, Natyavedha Award, Aryabhata International Award and Young Dancer Award.