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Nalini Toshniwal was born in the state of Kashmir in India.

Since her childhood Nalini took keen interest in classical music and dance. She started learning Indian classical dance KATHAK at the age of 11 from Guru Manak Dutt Jodhpuri. She completed her Masters course in KATHAK called "VISHARAD" from the Chandigarh University in India.

She also has Master's Degrees in Physics, English and Diploma in Textile Designing.

She established "RUCHIKA" at Ajmer city in India in 1990, now "RUCHIKA"runs at Osaka and Kobe, since she moved to Japan in 1992.

She has given performances of KATHAK in places like Nagoya, Kobe, Wakayama, Toyama, Sapporo, Nishinomiya and Osaka in Japan and in Leicester, UK. Her dance performance has also been telecasted by NHK - the Japanese national television network.

Nalini now lives in Ashiya-city in Hyogo Japan with her husband Rajesh.

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Nalini Toshniwal is a member of
International Dance Council
- CID The United Nations of Dance


MEDIA APPEARANCES

March 29th, 2010 Coverage of Kobe News paper (Japanese)
March 16th, 2008 Familiarization visit by Ashiya city mayor
May 21st, 2006 Coverage of Mainichi News paper (Japanese)
  DVD cover image for Qutub Festival
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