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"Shakti Samman" bestowed on Sandip Soparrkar by the Ministry of Culture, India

The Cultural Ministry of India has bestowed Sandip Soparrkar with "Shakti Samman Puraskar" by awarding "A Sword" for his exceptional contribution in the field of Dance.

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The Cultural Ministry of India has bestowed Sandip Soparrkar with "Shakti Samman Puraskar" by awarding, "A Sword" for his exceptional contribution in the field of Dance. 

Commenting on the same, Sandip Soparrkar said, “I feel truly humbled to receive this honour and I dedicate this award to my parents who always taught me that the power - the Shakti is within oneself and if we look within, it is possible for each one of us  to achieve it. My dance journey somewhere made me discover my own Shakti."

Sandip Soparrkar has been working for over one and a half decade to bring classic Latin and Ballroom dances and other world dances to Indian shores. Apart from giving dance training to people world over, he has also conducted workshops about the importance of dance.Through the initiative 'Dance for a cause' he has also associated with many NGO’s.

In his career so far, the dancer-choreographer has not only taught Bollywood stars but also the differently-abled, which includes him designing a ballroom dance program 'Dancing in the Dark for the visually challenged. He has also received the  'Visionary Award' by the government of United States of America.

Soparrkar's style of choreography can be seen from the very beginning of his career, in 2001. Some of his most notable work of includes choreography for films like Zubaidaa, Kites and Saat Khoon Maaf, Mangal Pandey, etc. Plus, he has taken India globally by teaching dance to International icons like Madonna, Britney Spears and Beyonce Knowles and at the same time talking about dance at various international film festivals all over the Globe. Many young influences of Bollywood today also happen to be students of Sandip Soparrkar. 



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