Sharanya Mukhopadhyay living in California is a dedicated Odissi dancer and also a choreographer, newscaster, actor and model.
She has been studying dance since the tender age of 4. She started learning odissi under the tutelage of Srimati Nandita Behera and then numerous famous teachers like Aruna Mohanty, Monoranjan Prodhan and others in Orissa Dance Academy. Renowned dance critics have called Sharanya a child prodigy. She has been compared with Shirley Temple and other doyens of art and culture by judges and experts.
Sharanya has been able to establish herself as a leading solo artist in the Odissi style and was blessed with a rare combination of both power and grace at a very early age.
Sharanya is an aspiring, talented and committed young artist whose mission is to express this ancient dance form to the rest of the world. With this in mind she has taken her dance as a “talent” to Miss West Riverside county Talent pageant as well as to Miss Teen California pageant and Miss South Asia and won titles in all the pageants. She is also a Newscaster at channel 18 with Showbiz India in Los Angeles. She has started touring regularly in India and has been professionally performing in the USA. She has been highly acclaimed in major newspapers in India for her performances.
With the motive to spread this ancient dance form, she has started teaching and will be teaching at her home at Yorba Linda and also several other places.