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Some artists whose powerful performances will be witnessed at Kumbh 2019.

Hema Malini

Actress in Bollywood and Classical Dancer

Hema Malini performing at a concert:

Hema Malini is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. Her daughters Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are trained Odissi dancers. They performed with Hema Malini in a production called Parampara for charitable events. She also performed with her daughters at the Khajuraho Dance Festival.

Hema Malini studied Kuchipudi with Vempati Chinna Satyam and Mohiniattam with Kalamandalam Guru Gopalakrishnan. She has played a number of dance roles including Narasimha and Rama in Tulasidas's Ramcharitmanas. In 2007, she performed in Mysuru on the eve of Dussera, where she played the roles of Sati, Parvati and Durga.

Hema Malini owns the Natya Vihar Kalakendra dance school.

Indian Ocean Band

Singer

Indian Ocean is an Indian rock band formed in New Delhi in 1990, who are widely recognized as the pioneers of the fusion rock genre in India. Susmit Sen, Asheem Chakravarty, Rahul Ram and Amit Kilam were band members till Chakravarty's demise on 25 December 2009, after which Tuheen Chakravorty and Himanshu Joshi were officially inducted into the band as replacements. After the departure of Susmit Sen in 2013, Rahul Ram is the only founding member who appeared on the band's debut album Indian Ocean. Sanjeev Sharma has collaborated with them as lyricist on many Albums.

The musical style of the band can be at best classified as folk and fusion music. It is an experimental genre, fusing raga (traditional Indian tunes) with rock music, guitars and drums, sometimes using Indian folk songs. It has also been described by some music critics as ``Indo-rock fusion with jazz-spiced rhythms that integrates shlokas, sufism, environmentalism, mythology and revolution``.

Nooran Sisters

Sufi Singer

The sisters were trained for 10 years by their father, Ustad Gulshan Mir, who is the son of Bibi Nooran/Swarn Noora, a renowned Sufi singer of the 70's. Music was an integral part of their childhood because of their grandmother, Swarn Noora. As per their father,the family fell on very hard times after Swarn Noora died. It was very difficult to even arrange food. To survive, he used to give music lessons. Although it took away him from Mir's music, it helped his family to pass the bad times. When Sultana was seven and Jyoti were five, he discovered their talent of singing and contacted Music Director Kuljit Singh and the first song recorded by them was 'Kulli' under his music direction. ``They were playing, and in jest, singing a Bulleh Shah kalam they had heard from their grandmother, Bibi Nooran.`` As per Mir, they didn't miss any beat and sang professionally with tabla and harmonium. Iqbal Mahal, a Canadian music promoter, discovered the sisters in 2010. He plays a big role in their current success. Then they performed at Baba Murad Shah Dargah, Nakodar, Punjab. Their Song Allah Hoo was an instant hit on YouTube. After that more of their songs like ``Tera Rab Ton vee Vadh Ke Deedar`` and ``Mein Keenu Keenu Dassan`` played an important role in providing the duo's popularity.

Usha Mangeshkar

Classical Playback Singer

She is the second youngest child of Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar and Shevanti (Shudhamati). She is the youngest sister among Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle and Meena Khadikar, and elder to her music-director brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar. She came into the spotlight as a playback singer after singing some devotional songs for the low-budget movie Jai Santoshi Maa (1975), which became an all-time blockbuster. She was nominated for the Filmfare Best Female Playback Singer award for her song ``Main to Aarti`` in that film. She sang the same songs for that movie's remake in 2006.

Ravi Kishan

Bhojpuri Actor

In June 2008, Kishan was awarded the Most Popular Actor award at the ETV Bhojpuri Cinema Samman 2008 function. Popular reality shows such as Bigg Boss, and more recently Ek Se Badhkar Ek - Jalwe Sitaron Ke have brought him to the front line of top Indian television actors. In 2008, he started co-hosting the celebrity dance-based reality show Bathroom Singer, Ek Se Badhkar Ek – Jalwe Sitaron Ke on Zee. Kishan also hosted the reality show Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka, on NDTV Imagine for two seasons. He worked with film directors Shyam Benegal and Mani Ratnam in 2010.

A film starring Kishan, Jala Debh Duniya Tohra Pyar Mein, produced by the American film company PUN Films, was shown in the India Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival 2010.

In 2013, Kishan was one of the judges on the reality TV show Sales Ka Bazigar, telecast on ETV. The show aimed to find the best salesperson in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The top ten people who made it to the finales were to be employed by the presenter of the show Su-kam Power Systems. The winner would get a package of ten lakhs per annum, followed by the first runner-up winning a package of six lakhs per annum. This show was the first of its kind to find the best salesperson in India, and saw participation from over 10,000 people from regions across Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

In 2018, he had a role in the film MLA.

Puneet Issar

Indian Actor and Director

Issar starred as a villain in several movies (over 150 Hindi films and 100 non-Hindi`{`citation needed`}`) during the 1980s and 1990s, such as Zakhmi Aurat, Jagruti, Kal Ki Aawaz, Palay Khan, Teja, Prem Shakti and many more, which include the Mohanlal starrers Yodha and Pingami; Salman Khan starrers Sanam Bewafa, Chandramukhi and Suryavanshi; Akshay Kumar starrer Aashant and multi-starrers such as Kshatriya. He also played a villain in the Shahrukh Khan starrer Ram Jaane. He appeared in the hit war film Border. In 1982 he was involved in an on-shoot incident with Amitabh Bachchan. Amitabh got seriously hurt and many blamed Puneet for the accident. He later admitted that he had to face a lot of problems in getting roles in movies due to the notoriety of the incident. Some people even misunderstood that Amitabh's clout might have had affected his career very much, but he clearly stated that this was untrue. He played the role of Duryodhana in the epic TV series Mahabharat (1988–1990), directed by Ravi Chopra. It was this role that gained him mainstream popularity. He along with other actors of the epic TV show often toured the whole of India and even abroad to perform live shows based on the epic throughout the 90's.

He played the Indian Superman (1987 film), a Bollywood version of the Hollywood movies. He played the second lead in the cult Indian horror film Purana Mandir in 1983. Later he did many other horror movies such as Tehkhana in the 1980s.

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Pandit Chetan Joshi

Flutist and Shehnai Artist

Chetan Joshi is a noted flautist in the Hindustani classical music tradition. He was born in Jharia and brought up at Noamundi and Bokaro Steel City. He was trained under Late Acharya Jagadish (Bokaro), Late Pandit Bholanath Prasanna (Allahabad), Late Pandit Raghunath Seth (Mumbai) and Pandit Ajoy Chakravorty (Kolkata). He has been awarded Rajakiya Sanskritik Samman (State honor) by the Government of Jharkhand. He has also been awarded Sur Mani, Bismillah Samman, Sangeet Kala Gaurav Award, Kala Ratna Sammaan, Sangam Sammaan, and many other awards and accolades.
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Radha Srivastava

Bhojpuri Singer

Radha Srivastava is one of Indian contestant in the star plus television show “Dil Hai Hindustani (season 2)”. he belongs to Bhinga(Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh). The Second Season of singing reality show Dil Hai Hindustani started on 7 July 2018. Featuring Badshah, Sunidhi Chauhan, and Pritam. Radha Srivastava starts his career in singing from his childhood. She was also the selected in 2017 for Bhojpuri rang purvaiya.
She sings on Bhojpuri song in the Dil Hain Hindustani and in the first performance, She won hearts of all judges.
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Rajashree Shirke

Kathak Dancer

Born on 15 November 1951 in Mumbai, Shrirnati Rajashree Shirke received her initial training in Kathak under D.S. Satamkar and was later groomed in the art by Madhurita Sarang. She holds a Master's degree in Bharatanatyam from the Nalanda Nritya Kala Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai, where she was a student of Shrimati Kanak Rele. She has also received training in Bharatanatyam from P.N. Rajalakshmi, Kadirvellu, Sounderajan, and Thangamani Nagarajan. She holds a Master's in Hindi literature from the S.ND.T. Women's University, Mumbai.
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Prayagraj has a glorious history and being one of the oldest cities in the world, it houses several historical monuments from different periods of Indian History. From the tomb of Khusru, in Khusrobagh which was built during the medieval period under Mughal Rule to All Saints Cathedral in Civil Lines built during the British Raj to Alopi Devi Mandir in Alopibagh which is one of the oldest Hindu temples built during the ancient period.

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The Kumbh Mela will be held in Prayagraj in the year 2019 from January to March. Being an important religious, educational, and administrative centre of India, Prayagraj is well connected to all the major cities of India via Air, Rail, and Road. For more details click on the “Getting Here” button in the adjoining section.

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The Kumbh Mela to be held in Prayagraj in the year 2019 from 15th of January till 4th of March. The Kumbh Mela comprises many rituals including bathing ritual, which by far is the most significant ritual performed at Kumbh. Millions of pilgrims take part in the Kumbh bathing ritual at the Triveni Sangam.

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