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Monday, 23-April-2018


She wowed audiences at the UN with her classical dance on the occasion of women’s day



A filmmaker at core, the daughter of Rajnikant, classical danseuse and United Nation’s women’s organisation’s Goodwill Ambassador, Aishwarya R Dhanush, recently gave a Bharatanatyam performance at the New York headquarters of United Nations on the occasion of International Women’s Day, March 8. The event guested diplomats from across 190 countries as well as India.

Before the event, Aishwarya told she will be performing for the song “Maithrim Bhajathey”, sung by the late MS Subbulakshmi in the UN decades back, to highlight the need for peace.

The event was organised by India’s Permanent Mission to UN, and co-sponsored by America Tamil Sangam, a US-based Tamil association. Aishwarya said her hour-long performance at the UN headquarters in New York was scheduled on March 8 while thanking Syed Akbarudeen, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN for coming up with such an idea.

Aishwarya was chosen as India’s goodwill ambassador for the UN women’s organisation back in 2016. A megastar in South India, she is also an author as well as an excellent classical dancer. Prakash M Swamy, President, America Tamil Sangam, said Aishwarya was the fird Indian danseuse to give a performance as the others in the past included singers or performers on instruments such as Pandit Ravishankar and musician A R Rahman among others.

Aishwarya is also set to deliver a talk at Columbia University on Indian Women Filmmakers and will later be felicitated by the Tamil Sangam and Indian Association of Long Island at an event this week.