At the Atlanta Symphony Hall with Sharmila, her Dad, Chat and Arati. Here is the description of the concert: Show Description
The “Dream Girl” of Hindi cinema, Hema Malini brings her magnificent dance of the goddess DURGA to the stage in a whirl of dazzling beauty. Gorgeous costumes, music and accomplished dancers add to this live mythological spectacular.
One of the most successful film stars in Indian history, Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director, producer and a Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer. Making her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar, she went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films. She is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actresses in the history of Indian cinema and established herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses, noted for both her comic and dramatic roles, her beauty and her accomplished classical dancing.
Appearing in over 150 films in her career span, Malini has starred in a large number of successful films, and her performances in both commercial and art house cinema, were often recognized. During her career, she has been nominated 11 times for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She was awarded the prestigious "SaMaPa Vitasta Award 2006" in Delhi by SaMaPa – "Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts" by Music Legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori for her lifetime contribution and service to Indian culture and Dance.
A first-class performer in the Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi and Odissi styles of dance, Malini is renowned worldwide for her interpretation of Durga, one of the most formidable goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. The choreography is based on the charitas (stories) from the Devi Mahatmaya and also from the common folklore of Sati, Parvati and Durga. Her ballets, presented by her company the Natyavihar Kalakendra, have thrilled millions of viewers.
She played the role of Goddess Durga in television serial Jai Mata Ki, which aired on Star Plus. She owned the editorship of New Woman, a Hindi woman'
Keywords:arati, chat, chatterjee, durga, sharmila
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