Odissi and Chhau dancer Sharon Lowen has performed the role of a dancer in a Telugu film titled Swarnakamalam.

Maya Rao was the first student of Kathak guru Shambu Maharaj in Delhi.

Mohan Khokar (1924 99) was the first male student of Rukmini Devi's Kalakshetra. He was the first head of the first university (M S Baroda) to offer dance at the graduate level. He was later the first Special Officer for Dance at the Education Ministry.
('Guru Maya Rao', by Ashish Khokar, p 97)

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