Ragini Makkhar is one of those fortunate ones who has inherited this tradition and is playing a vital role in preserving the great dance culture.
Endowed with a creative mind and an exquisite pursuit for learning the intricacies of kathak, Ragini Makkhar is bestowed with a complete passion for dance, as a ‘Sadhana‘. An alumni of Lucknow Gharana, she was initiated intothe art of kathak at the age of 5 years and commenced hertraining under the commendable guidance of the world-renowned kathak exponent Smt. Sitara Devi. She had taken her Prarambhik Shiksha from Pt. Rajkumud Tholiya of Ujjain and had completed her graduation in his guidance. She had taken training in Gat Bhav from Smt. Poonam Vyas, Mumbai. Later, she shifted to Indore and continued her vigorous training under the guidence of Dr. (Smt.) Suchitra Harmalkar and Smt. Sudha Singh. Her urge to explore wider horizons of this classical dance form took her to ‘Kala Shetra‘, Chennai. Presently, she is honing her skills under the prudent guidance of the great Kathak exponent Smt. Shama Bhate and Tabla maestro Padam Shri Pt. Suresh Talwalkarji following the true traditions of Guru Shishya Parampara.
She is an eminent member of the International Dance Council UNESCO
She is the Director of “Naadyog'
She is the principal of ‘Prachln Kala Kandre". Indore
She is Sangitacharya from Bruj Sangeet Vidhyapith, Mathura