A Bihari by origin, Rani Khanam is one of the most sensitive and astute interpreters of Lucknow Gharana of Kathak today. Her style reflects deep comprehension of the dance tradition which has set new dimensions and source of inspirations to younger generation. A powerful and imaginative dancer, Rani Khanam displays a breathtaking technique in both pure dance and in the art of abhinaya.
A cultural visionary, beside an outstanding exponent of Kathak, her contribution to the field of art is profound and unparalleled in traditional dance history. A powerful and imaginative dancer, Rani Khanam displays a breathtaking technique in both pure dance and in the art of abhinaya.
A total belief in herself and the courage to follow her aspirations which made Rani Khanam today the only Indian Muslim Kathak classical dancer of distinction who braved to dance on Islamic verses & Sufiana verses of mystic Sufi poets. It was her faith and dedication to dance that helped her scale heights having a series of firsts with her name.
As an artiste, choreographer and guru, she always strives for excellence. Rani Khanam performs both classical Kathak and her unique repertoire of sacred dances. Her bold and intellectual compositions in traditional themes are brilliant and unique.