Mallika Sarabhai

Profession: Activist, Indian Classical Dancer and Choreographer


Brother of Mallika Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai (Environmental Educator)

Daughter of Mallika Sarabhai

Anahita Sarabhai Shah

Father of Mallika Sarabhai

Late Vikram Sarabhai (Indian Space Scientist)

Husband/Spouse of Mallika Sarabhai

Bipin Shah (Publisher and Managing Director, Mapin Publishing)

Mother of Mallika Sarabhai

Late Mrinalini Vikram Sarabhai (Classical Dancer)

Son of Mallika Sarabhai

Revanta Sarabhai Shah (Dancer)

Favourite Colour of Mallika Sarabhai

Yellow

Information about Mallika Sarabhai

Does Mallika Sarabhai smoke?: Not Known  She has anchored many shows on STAR TV and Doordarshan including the first NACO series on HIV, Talk Positive, etc.  She played the role of 'Draupadi' in the Peter Brook's play 'The Mahabharata'.  She also recreated Kadak Badshaahi, a play based on the 603-year-old history of Ahmedabad city, which ran for an unprecedented 33 full nights.  Her mother was also a dancer and she started learning dancing when she was very young. At the age of 15, she also started her acting career.  Does Mallika Sarabhai drink alcohol?: Not Known  She has won many accolades for her dancing ability: the Golden Star Award, which she won for the Best Dance Soloist, Theatre De Champs Elysees, Paris.  In 2011, she also protested against Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi during Sadbhavna Mission and she accused Narendra Modi of scuttling the petition filed in Supreme court by her on the 2002 Gujarat riots.  In 2012, she, along with Yadavan Chandran & Swiss pianist Elizabeth Sombart, co-directed 'Women with Broken Wings,' an ode to the millions of women who have been the victims of violence.  Her performance of 'Sita's daughters' has been performed over 500 times in three languages all over the world.  She is also a writer, has been a columnist for Times of India, Vanitha, The Week, DivyaBhaskar, Hansand DNA.  She manages the 'Darpana Academy of Performing Arts', which was founded by her mother.  She is also an activist, who has always worked for woman enpowerment and environmental consciousness.  She also wrote the script for the play 'Unsuni' based on Harsh Mander's book 'Unheard Voices' to raise awareness amongst children.  On 19 March 2009, she announced her candidature against the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate L K Advani for the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat. But she lost to L K Advani by a huge margin and forfeited her election deposit in the process.  She is the daughter of the Indian space scientist- Vikram Sarabhai and the Mrinalini Sarabhai, founder of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts. 


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