Teachers Profile

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Discover new facets of India with the Indian classical dance and Indian classical instrumental and vocal music at Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre in Moscow.


Dr. Brijesh Kumar Gupta

Dr. Brijesh Kumar Gupta is a Yoga Guru at the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Moscow. He is a Doctorate in Yoga Therapy. He has travelled globally and was appointed to Kazakhstan to teach yoga. He has an experience of more than 25 years in teaching yoga. His book on “YOGA and HEALTH” published in Hindi, English, and Russians languages was widely appreciated.

Indian classical dance

Kathak Guru Deepak Gangani

Kathak Guru Deepak Gangani comes from a traditional dance and music family of the Jaipur gharana. Since childhood, he pursued his legacy from his father, Guru Ravi Kumar Gangani. For professional training, he joined Kathak Kendra, the National Institute of Kathak Dance in New Delhi, where he trained under the legendary Guru Geetanjali Lal ji and completed his diploma under the guidance of Guru Rajendra Kumar Gangani. He got early opportunities to work with eminent Gurus.

After obtaining his degree, he started working as a professional dancer and Guru. He has over 15 years of working experience.

Some of the national-level performances he took part in are:

- Khajuraho Dance Festival 2020,

- Shimla Summer Dance Festival 2019,

- Naval Kathak Utsav,

- Nrityanjali Dance Festival,

- Amer Dance Festival, Jaipur,

- Allauddin Khan Samiti Festival, etc.

His international tours and performances:

- Ministry of Culture Festival,

- Performances in Kenya, Tanzania, Lebanon, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman (Muscat), UAE (Dubai, Abu Dhabi), China,

- Etc.

Tabla teacher

Zakir Hussain

Zakir Hussain is fortunate to be born in musicians family and hails from the famous lineage of Farukkhabad Gharana. He is an “ A “ graded approved Tabla Artist from All India Radio and National Television. He started his initial training in tabla at a very tender age from his grandfather Late. Ustad Mehdi Hussain khan and later on continued pursuing his training under the able guidance of his father Ustad Akhtar Hasan who is a Top notch renowned Tabla maestro and Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee.

Zakir Hussain started his musical journey at the age of eight years and has performed remarkable Tabla Solo performances for many respected musical organisations in India like Baba Harivallabh Sangeet Sammelan (Jalandhar), Saptak Festival (Ahmedabad), SA MA PA sangeet Sammelan (Delhi), Tansen festival ( Gwalior), Pt. Nikhil ghosh memorial NCPA theatre (Mumbai), Yuva Sangeet Sabha ( Bhopal ) etc.

Zakir has done his Master's ( M.A) Sangeet visharad degree from Allahabad University. He has not only performed in India but also mesmerised to the International audiences through his dynamic art of Tabla playing. He has got opportunity to perform in the countries like U.S.A, U.S.S.R, U.A.E, Canada Indonesia, Turkey, Mauritius,Thailand etc..

After 16 years of teaching Tabla in DAV public School, he got an opportunity by Indian Council Cultural Center which is a very reputed Indian Government Organisation who works to promote our Indian art and culture in various different countries of the world, Zakir has got selected to teach and promote Indian art and culture in Indira Gandhi Cultural center, Mauritius in the year 2013-15. And later on he again got the opportunity in the year 2023 to serve as a tabla teachercum- performer in Jawaharlal Nehru cultural centre, Moscow. Presently he is working in JNCC, as a Tabla teacher in Moscow (Russia).

Zakir is also a recipient of few eminent Awards which is very remarkable in his musical career which are:
1) Awarded by All India Radio music competition
2) Awarded by 34th Dr. S. Radha Krishnan Sarvepalli memorial National eminent Artist Award
3) Awarded by Taal Mani Samman
4) Awarded by Kala Nidhi Samman
5) Awarded by pt. Nikhil ghosh memorial most promising artist award. Despite of these accolades Zakir believes to keep working and set up new heights in his musical journey and achieve them with perfection.