Filmfare-Femina Celebrates “Bhojpuri Icon”: Kathak Maestro Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan

Bhojpuri Icon AwardFilmfare Femina’s “Bhojpuri Icon” Award was conferred on legendary Kathak Maestro Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan, along with folk singer Padmabhushan Sharada Sinha, singer and Lok Sabha MP Manish Tiwari, Bollywood star and Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan Shukla and several others on 16th July 2023 at the glittering extravaganza Bollywood style evening in Lucknow.

The Award was presented to notable achievers hailing from the Bhojpur region of India namely Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. It was also a recognition of the rich contribution of this region to literature, philosophy, classical and folk art traditions, the world of entertainment, media, journalism, medicine, science, sports, etc.

Showcasing the rich cultural heritage beyond its 35 crores of people to the Bhojpuri diaspora. Guru Shovana Narayan has put remarkable efforts in promoting and preserving her cultural heritage and inspiring generations of artists to embrace the beauty of Kathak on a global stage.