Rani khanam - Artistic Director

Artistic Director

Rani Khanam is the founder of AAMAD Dance Center is one of the senior choreographer and Kathak dancer of India. She has received many National & International Awards & honors for her outstanding Innovative and tradition work in the field of Kathak dance and for creating bridges in between missing links in performing arts with social issues such as; Loreal Femina Women Award, 5th National Women Excellence Award, Kala Utsav by Ministry of HRD-Govt. of India, Amir Khusro Foundation's National Integration Award. Asian Cultural Council Fellowship, New York for 'World Dance and Islama' USA for World Dance and Islam, Senior Fellowship award from Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, The India Foundation's award for Outstanding Kathak dancer etc.

Rani Khanam is known for using dance to amplify and addressing critical issues of equality & social justice for Person with disability and raise awareness about the rights of Indian Muslim women for that she has won renewed praise. For the more then 25 years, through her innovative holistic performing arts education, performance and choreography have won National and International recognition.

Her choreography reflects deep comprehension of the dance tradition which has set new dimensions and source of inspirations to younger generation.