Shanta Rao

(b. 1930)

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(b Mangalore, 1930)

Indian dancer. She studied kathakali with Ravunni Menon, mohini attam with Shri Pannikar, and dasi attam with Minakshisundaram Pillai. Her stylistic range and controversial dance personality helped revive interest in classical dance in her native India while her world-wide tours attracted international interest.

Subjects: Dance.

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