Mithun Shyam

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Born (1982-06-11) June 11, 1982 (age 41)
  • Bharatanatyam dancer
  • Choreographer
  • Teacher
Years active1998 - present
OrganizationVaishnavi Natyashala
Notable work
Sudarshana - The lethal weapon; Purushanthargatah - Gender fluidity; Manah - Mental health

Mithun Shyam is an Indian Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Bengaluru.[1] He is noted for his contributions to social and gender-based themes through classical dance.[2][3]


Mithun Shyam is a student of Guru Padmini Ramachandran and is trained in the Vazhuvoor style of Bharatanatyam[4][5]. He is an 'A' graded artiste of Doordarshan and is also empanelled with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations[6]. His dance productions include Purushantaragatah[7],Shyama Sundari[8], Manaha, 18 Golden Steps[9], Bibi Nachiyar[10],Gandarva Abhinaya[11], etc. He established the dance institution Vaishnavi Natyashala, in Bengaluru[12] in 1998.

Notable performances

  • Raindrops Festival[13]
  • ICCR Horizon Series
  • Dasyam Festival
  • India International Centre
  • Drishti Dance Festival[14]
  • Dasyam Festival
  • Hampi Utsava
  • Karthik Fine Arts[15]
  • Ananya Nritya Dhaare[16]
  • Narthaka Festival[17]
  • Rasa Sanje
  • Nrityanjali Festival[18]
  • Nirgun Samaroh
  • Kinkini Nrityotsava

Awards and accolades

Yuva Kala Prathibha - presented by BCKA in 2014[19]
Nrithya Sundaram - presented by Bharathanjali Trust in 2016[20]
Young Natyacharya Award - presented by The Dance India in 2017
Kavi Sarvagna Prashasthi - presented by Kannada Rakshana Samithi in 2017
Kannada Natya Kausthubha Prashasthi - presented by Kannada Abhivrudhi Pradhikara in association with Kannada & Culture in 2018

In the media



  4. "The Sunil Kothari Column - Natyapriya institute of Bangalore acquires a new open air auditorium". Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  5. "From dance moves to editorial grooves". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  6. "Mithun Shyam | Indian Council for Cultural Relations". Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  7. "Performing artiste creates awareness on social issues through dance moves". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  8. "Breaking barriers". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  9. "Premiere of "The 18 Golden Steps' Marks Finale of Bharatanatyam Festival". News Experts. 2018-08-22. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  10. "A touching story of devotion". Deccan Herald. 2012-11-19. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  11. "Spotlight on stereotypes". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  12. "Bharatanatyam Performance to Herald 20th Year of Vaishnavi Natyashala". News Experts. 2018-08-22. Retrieved 2020-09-15.

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