Shri Sunil Kothari

About Me:

  • Name:

    Shri Sunil Kothari

  • Category:

    Cinema and Arts

  • Award:

    Padma Shri Award (2001), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1995), Kumar Chandrak (1961), Ranjitram Suvarna Chandrak (2012).

  • Area:

    Indian Dance Historian, Scholar And Critic. He Was Also Former Uday Shankar Professor At Ravindra Bharti University, Kolkata.


Education: He completed M. A. in 1964 and PhD in 1977. Professionally, Sunil Kothari was a chartered accountant.

Biography: was a chartered accountant. He started his career with The Times of India. He also taught at Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics. He freelanced as a writer. He lived in Asian Games Village in Delhi

He has written 12 books on different forms of Indian classical dance and allied art-forms.

Bharata Natyam: Indian Classical Dance Art
Odissi: Indian Classical Dance Art
Rasa: The Indian Performing Arts in the Last 25 Years
Kuchipudi: Indian Classical Dance Art
Photo Biography of Rukmini Devi
Kathak: Indian Classical Dance Art
New Directions In Indian Dance
Chhau Dances of India
Damaru: Essays on Classical Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Folk Dances, Rituals, Crafts.