Leela samson (Padma Shri) Bharatanatyam Dancer & Choreographer Profile
Leela samson (Padma Shri)
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Leela samson (Padma Shri) Bharatanatyam Dancer & Choreographer Profile

Leela Samson (born 1951) is a Bharatanatyam dancer, choreographer, instructor and writer. Leela was born in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. She is the daughter of Vice-Admiral (Ret) Benjamin Abraham Samson, from the Jewish Bene-Israelite community of India, and Laila, a Roman Catholic Indian . After doing her B.A., she learnt Bharatanatyam at the Kalakshetra under the founder Rukmini Devi Arundale.

Starting her career as a Bharatanatyam soloist, Samson taught at Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Delhi and Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Delhi. Over the years she has performed across India and aboard including Europe, Africa and the Americas.

Samson has received the Padma Shri (1990),the Sanskriti, Nritya Choodamani, Kalaimamani (2005) given by Government of Tamil Nadu,and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1999–2000) for contributions to Bharatanatyam.

Leela samson is a director of kalakshetra, she is a student of Rukamni devi Arundale presently she is the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification.

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Padma Shri Leela samson
Coonoor
Nilgiris district
Tamil Nadu
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