Srimati Debjani Chatterjee

A Bharatnatyam danseuse and teacher, Natyashri Smt. Debjani Chatterjee, has carved her own niche in the classical dance world of Bengal through her renditions in the traditional essence of her art-form.

Shree Guruve Namaha

A Shishya of Padmashri Guru Srimati Chitra Viswsewaran of Chennai, she considers herself a devotee in the pursuit of that higher knowledge which is our Indian philosophy and classicism.

Her grasp of this dance form has been strengthened through the guidance of Srimati Thankamani Kutty, Sri Kalamandalam Venkitt & Srimati Anasuya Banerjee, since early childhood.


In spite of her excellent academic acumen & flourishing career as a lecturer of Zoology, Natyashri Guru Srimati Debjani Chatterjee found her true calling through Indian Classical dance – Bharatnatyam. Although dance began as a hobby during her early school days, but with time & the guidance of some of the greatest Gurus of Bharatnatyam, destiny engulfed her into the profound ocean of Indian Classicism and philosophy.

Trained under some of the doyens of the art form, she went onto winning the State Academy & then the National Scholarship Awards from Govt. of India and thus began her journey or as she prefers to call it her “sadhana” – a pursuit of the richness of this dance form.

With the encouragement of her husband & mother, she started her own Institution, “Prabaha Kalabhoomi” to train young aspirants the nuances of our heritage & culture with enriched discipline, creativity & vision in the traditional custom of Guru-Shishya Parampara.

She has been awarded with the Natyashri & Kala Kanmani awards among several others, for her commendable contributions in the field of Bharatnatyam through her solo & group productions as well as for the remarkable achievements of her disciples all across the country. Debjani considers her art form as a reflection of the melody of the soul & body and artistes as healers who can help the World rid of many ills, soothe minds & bring smiles.


She has given solo and group performance in and around the country like the ABU International Dance Festival, Vysakhi Nrithyotsav, Karur Dance festival, Natraj Dance Festival, Thirupati Dance Festival, Gundica Dance Festival, Kolkata Rath Yatra Festival, Uday Shankar Festival, Banga Sanskriti Utsav, Pratibha Utsav EZCC, Dance Drama Festival, Mayapur Festival (ISKCON), World Peace Meet, Stars of Tomorrow and many more.
Her most recent achievements have been . . .
  • the selection at ABU International Dance Festival 2017 (organized by the Asia Broadcasting Union & hosted by Prasar Bharati)
  • the reception of Nataraj Nritya Samman 2016.