Ted Shawn was the first to make the first all-dance moving picture.

Kathak maestro Birju Maharaj has been teaching since the age of 14.

Pt Birju Maharaj has done choreography for the Hindi films Dil To Pagal Hai, Gadar and Devdas. Luna Pan, Debosmita Mukherjee, Pallabi De and Swati Ghosal, all students of Pt.Birju Maharaj have performed in the song Kahe Chhed Chedd composed by Birju Maharaj in the film Devdas, directed by Sanjay Leela Bansali.

Bharatanatyam dancer and actress Shobana will act in Pamela Rook's adaptation of Mahesh Dattani's play Dance Like a Man with filming scheduled for January 2003. Shobana recently won the National Award for Best Actress for her role in Revathy Menon's film 'Mitr My Friend'.

The Nataraj Shakuntala duo had produced a church supported program titled Ulagin Uyir Yesupiran (Jesus, the Light of the World) in 1963, which was successfully presented in various parts of Tamilnadu and Kerala in India. The funds generated were used for the renovation of the famous Santhome Cathedral in Chennai.

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