For Divyangna Ahuja, a lifetime commitment to the Kuchipudi classical dance form began as early as the age of seven. She feels nothing less than blessed to have received the guidance and training from her Gurus and Padma Bhushan awardees Dr. Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy. As a part of her Rangapravesham, she performed at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi in 2017.
Studying Psychology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi left her with a deep impact and she found the discipline as a centre of everything else that she did in life thereafter. Music, Dance, Design, Performance and simple human interactions can often be seen through the lens of psychological insights that she gained from the discipline itself.
This was followed by a design course from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).
Her work experience consists of teaching the Kuchipudi dance form to the students at Paul George School and when she’s not dancing, she can be found managing her own apparel brand Ekasmaye in Greater Kailash, New Delhi.
Roughly two decades of rigorous training later, she has achieved a deeply informed knowledge system of techniques, footwork, body movement and a fine balance of ‘Abhinaya.’
She has performed in over hundred eminent cultural events across the nation and overseas such as the Eastern Economic Forum held in Vladivostok, Russia, Namaste France Festival in Paris, Victoria Theatre in Singapore, The CommonWealth Games, International Kuchipudi Dance Convention, Ugadi Festival held at Upa-Rashtrapati Bhavan, Konark Festival, Prayag Kumbh Mela, Khajuraho Festival, Ajanta Ellora Festival, Ganga Mahotsav, Youth Festival, Parampara Series, Patiala Heritage Festival to name a few.
She has also performed for several prestigious personalities such as the Honourable Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modi, Honourable Vice President of India Shri. Venkaiah Naidu, President of Russia Mr. Vladimir Putin, Minister of Civil Aviation of India Shri. Hardeep Singh Puri, The Election Commission of India which witnessed delegates from over seventy countries for the Lok Sabha elections in 2019.
As a performance artist, she aims to provide modern styles of presentation to authentic styles of dancing. Dancing to her is ‘thinking on the feet’. Being on stage provides her with a world of endless possibilities and what fascinates her is an entire process of hair, makeup and costume which plays a huge role in adapting to a performer’s state of mind. Her artistic ambitions range from constantly achieving a state of perfection to making this unique and rare art form more and more accessible to every single person out there.