B.H.Tanvi Rao Bollywood actress & Indian Classical Dancer Bharathanatyam & Self Cherographer& dancer in Semi classical, Bollywood & contemporary, folk and other styles
Bio Data of B.H.Tanvi.Rao: Mangalore
Name : B.H.Tanvi.Rao.
D.O.B: 1. 5. 1998
Class: completed 10th Standard in April 2014.
School : St Agnes, Mangalore till April 2014.
Age as on date: 16 years as on 30th April 2014.
Talent: Learns Bharathanatyam & Kathak under Smt Geetha Saralaya & Rashmi Saralaya, Nrithya Bharathi, Kadri, Mangalore but Self Choreographer for other forms of dancing.
Highlights of Achievements:
- Jaycees Princess runner up at the age of 5
- ICICI Smart Kid runner up at the age of 5
- Won Karavali Princess award at the age of 6
- Appreciation letter from Aishwarya Rai after watching the CD of Nimbooda nimbooda dance performance from Tanvi when she was 5 years of age.
- First place in Sub junior category state level competition held for age group up to 8 years when she was at age 6
- First place in Junior level state level dance competition held for the age group up to 14 when she was 6
- First place in Inter School dance competition organized by NMPT for students up to 7th Std when she was in 1st Std
- Won first place national level dance program called Dhinak Dhin Da at Delhi when she is 7 years old.
- Won first prize in Parle Ji Dum Dama Dum dance contest when she was 8, organized by Mumbai Doordarshan (Marati) in July 06
- Won First place in Geethanjali Bharathnatyam Competition with 82% marks
- Many more competitions at Mangalore.
- Honored as Apporva Bala Prathibhe by Padmavibhushan Dr Virendra Hegde during the Centinary Celebrations of Sri Subramanya Sabha.
- Personally invited and affectionately blessed by Honorable Dr A P J Abdul Kalamji during his 2009 Mangalore visit at Mangalore Circuit House. Also personally invited and blessed by Ms Madhuri Dixith on her birthday on 15.5.08 in Mumbai as “become a world class choreographer and dancer” for the choreography and performance of Aaaja Nachale by Tanvi before the release of the movie just by seeing the couple of minutes advertisement video released about the movie in television.
- Makes bollywood entry in 2014 with Madhuri Dixith in & Juhi Chawla in Gulaab Gang in a pivotal role because of her pure dance talent & earns appreciation from great personalities like Madhuri Dixith (saying in her media interview that Tanvi is a ferocious actress), Juhi Chawla, Saroj Khan, Anjali Tendulkar.
- Performed at around 6 international platforms at different countries in Asia & Europe the age of 16.
Achievements in Detail:
Self choreographer. She is not going to any filmy dance classes. Selects songs for her performances herself. Watches the Videos and learns by practicing in front of her mirror & wherever required inserts her own steps/ movements.
- Won prizes in Geethanjali District level dance competition, Jaycees Princes Competition, ICICI Smart Kid Competition in the year 2003.
- Became Karavali Princes 2004 during the Karavali Utsav held during January 2004 at Mangalore.
- Won First Prize in State Level Dance competition organized by Havyasi Kala Academy Mangalore at Mangalore Town Hall in Sub Junior Category up to 8 years when she was in U.K.G.
- Won First Prize in State Level Dance competition organized by Mangalore Excellence Dance Academy at Town Hall, in Junior Category open for age group up to 15 years when she was in UKG.
- Won first Prize in Inter School State Level Dance Competition organized by New Mangalore Port Trust Sports & Cultural Association in junior category for students up to 7th Standard when she was in 1st Standard during December 2004.
Aishwarya Rai conveys appreciation and affection after watching the CD of Nimbooda Nimbooda of Hum Dil De Chuke Hai Sanam performed by Tanvi at the age of 5.
On 3rd Jan 2005 participated in “ Dhinak Dhin Dha” a national level dance competition conducted by A.R.Productions, New Delhi for Delhi Doordarshan, at T series studio at film city, Noida and got the first prize. The judge for the show Pandith Jayakishan Maharaj, dancer choreographer of Madhri Dixit in Dil To Pagal Hai movie and S/o Pandith Birju Maharaj, a well known Kathak artist appreciates her performance. The child performed this only by seeing the CD of the same dance inserting the Bharathnatyam steps in some places when the original performance is in Kathak Style. Pandith Jayakishan Maharaj was shocked to know that the child did not understand Hindi.
- Apart from the above, she has given many dance performances at various prestigious institutions/ places including the Rajangana Hall at Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Udupi.
During Karnataka Rajyotsava celebrations November 2005 Tanvi self Choreographed dances for 2 of the Kannada poems by great Kannada poets Dr.Da.Ra.Bendre and Chennaveera Kanavi and send the Video CD of the same to the Honorable President of India Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalamji and earned his blessings.
She had to perform a dance program in Mumbai on 18th June 2006 at Gokul hall at Sion during the annual day program of South Canara Stanik Bramins’ Association at Mumbai. The function went on very well and the child was honored when Sri K.R. Rai, (father of MS Aishwarya Rai who had sent her appreciation in writing for the dance talent when the child was just 5 years old) came to the function just to see her dance and blessed her after the dance. Sri K.R.Rai after watching all of her 4 dances had words of appreciation for the child & also had his food with the child as a token of affection.
Actually the previous day there was an Orchestra at Karnataka Bhavan at Matunga, organized by Women’s’ Wing of Bramins Associatiion in aid of OLD Age Home at Nehrul by Sanjay Sawanth, Guru of Abijith Sawanth the Sony TV Indian Idol Winner. Some of the finalists of Indian Idol performed in that function. In the middle of the show there was a request for any of the audience to dance near the stage and Tanvi went for it. Some one in the front row lifted her to the stage. When she danced the appreciation was from all around. Afterwards Sanjay Sawanth sang “Madhuban me radhika nachere” from old Hindi hit movie Kohinoor and one of the audience took Tanvi who had not heard that song till that to the stage to dance for that song just a couple of seconds before which her father could brief her about the meaning of the song in one sentence. The singer in the end went on to do some sort of jugal bundhi with the dancing child & the child won in the end when the singer ended with a note “ Bap Re Bap”. The entire crowd gave a standing aviation. Her on the spot choreography talent was exposed there when everyone congratulated us that she had expressed the meaning of that old famous song to perfection. The child actually stole the show. She got congratulations from the crowd which varied in age from 8 to 80.The entire crowd stood to clap for her. It was a great hit in the end.
Her performance at “ Parle G Dum Duma Dum Dance Contest” at Mumbai Doordarshan where she won the first prize (without knowing any Marati and choreographing the Marati song by the help of video and self with the help of her mirror), was telecasted on Sayhadri channel during July 06.
During the Golden jubilee celebration of MIT Manipal there was a musical program by Sri Suresh Wadkar, the famous Hindi Playback singer. During the closing hours of the program Tanvi instantly went to the stage and danced for “Goro Ki Na Kaloki” sung by Sri Wadkar after learning the brief meaning of that song by her parents before stepping to the stage. Sri Wadkarji was so impressed that he asked her whether she want to continue dancing at the end of the song and she accepted and as her parents’ heart was going up in tension as she was to dance for those songs without knowing any clue abut the meaning of these songs. Then the next 3 dance focused songs were sung by wadkarji ( Chappa Chappa Karna Chale from Border, Sapne me Milte Hai from Satya etc.,) for which she choreographed her movements on the spot and earned great appreciation from all around. At the end Sri Wadkarji presented her a rose and had his heartfelt appreciation & announced “ Bahoti Talented Hai. Aage Jaake Yai Kuch toh Jaroor Banegi.Kya Banegi?… Yeh next aishwarya Banegi” (Very Talented. She will achieve something or the other in future. What it will be? She will be next aishwarya”).
Sri Gurukiran, the famous Music Director invited her to perform at beach festival 2007 where the famous Hindi playback singer Sri Udith Narayan performed. Tanvi performed Ra Ra from Aaptamitra and earned Sri Gurukiran’s and Sri Udith Narayan’s appreciation infront of a huge crowd of more than a lac. This program was telecasted later by Zee Kannada Channel.
It is important to note that all the achievements in other than classical form of dancing where she won 2 national level prizes and pat on her back from some of the great names were with self practice as for these forms of dancing her practice is like Ekalavya’s in Mahabharatha. Her dedication has been her Guru and that has been the special talent / Gift which God has sent her with.
She was also honored for her achievements by the Mayor of Mangalore in Mangalore Town hall during 2005,Mumbai Stanik Brahmins association during 2006 in Gokul Hall Sion mumbai, and Lions Club Mangalore in Lions seva Mandhir Mangalore during April 2007.She was the youngest to take part in a program of her classical dance group to present continuous 11 dance programs from Morning 7 till night 9 in a mobile stage at various places like Mangalore Jail, various anathashrams, vridhashrams & balanikethans of Mangalore during the Sangeetha Nrithya Sanchara held during November 2006 by Nacent Educational & Development Soceity in association with Ranga Bharathi, Kadri, Mangalore. Subsequently, Tanvi chose to celebrate her Birthday with the children of one of the Aanatashrams when she was given options for various ways for celebrating her Birthday by her parents.
Zee Kannada organized a talent show called Prachanda Putani ( Kannada version of Amazing Kids) selecting 24 children till the age group up to 14 years from all across Karnataka during October 2007 telecasted in Zee Kannada Channel on every Saturday night at 8.30 & repeat on Sunday morning at 9.30. Tanvi was selected on the basis of her self choreography talent. She reached the top 4 position for the finals all other 3 contestants at age of 14 when she was just 9 years of age. The judgment bench consisted of noted Kannada film actor and producer Sri Dwarakish, Ex Cultural Minister Ms Rani Sathish & Cricketer & Coach Sri Irfan Sait (Coach of famous cricket star Robin Utappa).
She was honored by as Apoorva Bala Prathibhe by Padmabhushan Dr Virendra Hegde in the presence of Airport Director Mangalore during the Centenary Celebrations of Subramanya Sabha.
On 29.11.07, a day before the release of the movie Aaja Nachale,Tanvi performed the dance from the movie in a program in Bangalore, the dance sequences for the same being self choreographed by her just by seeing the couple of Mins advertisement Video released about the movie in T.V. After viewing this performance on 15th May 2008 during the occasion of Birthday of Maduri Dixith Tanvi was invited to Mumbai by the original artist Madhuri Dixit and affectionate blessings given personally with a wish to become a world class choreographer and dancer in future.
She was honored for exceptional contribution in the field of culture on 14.11.2008 by Governenment of Karnataka ( Department of Women’s’ & Children Welfare ) in the presence of Governor of Karnataka and recommending her name for the National Awards 2009.
On 22.11.2008 at her tender age of 10 and half she gave her Bharathnatyam Rangapravesha ( arangetram) in front of jam packed Mangalore town hall crowd in excess of 1500 with appreciations from all around.
On 25.2.2009 Honorable Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalamji visited Mangalore and met this budding artist through a personal appointment, spent about 5 minutes to listen about her little achievements in her own words and blessed her and personally collected the arangetram CD from her hand with a promise to view it. After a few days Tanvi received a letter from Honorable Kalamji mentioning that he watched the CD and appreciating the performance with blessings with a special mention that she should develop her own creative style with this base.
During September 2009 she passed her Bharthnatyam Junior grade exams conducted by the Karnataka Education Board with 88% Marks & in 2012 passed Senior Grade of the same with 79% marks & now preparing for Vidwath in Bharathnatyam just when she is 14 years of age.
Tanvi has given dance performances in Indian Cultural Centre, ( Indian High Commission) at Malaysia.
This year in August she was selected by British Council through AGG Dance Academy in Bangalore under the guidance and leadership of Dr Poornima Choradi to take part in the Edinburgh International Fringe Arts Festival at Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K for a dance drama named “Bhandhan” . At Fringe Festival which is the largest Arts festival in the world more than 2500 troupes consisting around 44000 participants from 57 countries take part and Tanvi won the Best Debutant award. Later Ms Fiona Heylson, The Cultural Minister of Scotland congratulated the team Bhandan for the wonderful performance through Mr Barry Woods Manager international group Edinburgh fringe.
Made her bollywood entry through Gulaab Gang with Madhuri Dixith & Juhi Chawla in a pivotal role of Fiza an 13 year old girl of Madhuri Dixith Gulaab Gang’s youngest member. Her Rang se hui Rangili dance in the movie with the queen of dance Madhuri Dixith in this movie earned Tanvi greatest admiration from many. She has many offers coming from bollywood and Telugu and Tamil films but as at present wants to concentrate on her studies due to which she could not take up an opportunity to act & dance with Sonakshi Sinha in pivotal role in a Boney Kapoor production project this January 2014. However, her second bollywood movie as hero Kanan Nath’s sister and Vinodh Khannaji’s & Zarina Wahabji’s daughter in a small role in Guns of Banaras ( Hindi version of Polladavan of Tamil) is expected to release during end of 2014.Tanvi donated the entire signing fees received by her for movie Gulaab Gang, back for the art by distributing the same to the various needful classical dance students & art causes at Mangalore in the year 2014.
During the song shoot of Rang Se hui she earned appreciation and applauds from Saroj Khanji. Also Saroj Khanji’s main dance teaching senior dance choreographers complimented Tanvi with honorable words “ yeah bacchi hamare kala ko aage lehkar jayegi aur marne nahin dehgi”. They have invited Tanvi to perform in their classical dance drama “Shakuntala” in Europe during 2015 for the role of small shakuntala.
Mrs Anajali Tendulkar conveys her appreciation and affection to Tanvi in writing conveying that she will soon see Tanvi in Gulaab Gang with Sachin. She writes to Tanvi “ I heartily Congratulate on your debut in bollywood in Gulaab Gang. You have achieved much at a young tender age and you are an inspiration to many of the youngsters today. I wish you the very best on behalf of Sachin & myself & know for sure that you will achieve a lot in the years ahead”
Sri Kadri Gopalnath the famous International Saxophone Artist invites her to his house and blesses her to become one of the great artists & keep the name of her native place Kadri flying for many many years like him.
(Father of B.H.Tanvi Rao) Ph: Mobile; 9980029880. ( R) 0824-2214110. ( O ) : 0824-2408996, Flat No 301, Sri Laxmi Residency, Near Kadri Temple, Mangalore-575002.
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