Studies in Economics and Business Management, Indian Institute of Management. Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi dancer, actress, choreographer, writer, public speaker, social entrepreneur and instigator of community projects; celebrates positive reaffirmation of images of womanhood and challenges audiences on critical issues of gender bias, communal hatred, the environment, corruption and violence. 1982, Founder, Darpana and JANAVAK; five years as Draupadi in The Mahabharata; 1989, performed solo theatrical work, Shakti: The Power of Women; 2000-02, Chief Executive Officer, TARA; 2001, Founder, Darpana Communications. Currently, Director, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts. Recipient of awards.