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Dona Ganguly is a Bengali Odissi dancer. She has a dance troupe Diksha Manjari. She presented several dance programmes in the United Kingdom and Canada. She is the wife of former Indian Cricketer Sourav Ganguly.

Biography

Dona Ganguly was born as Dona Roy on August 22, 1976 in Behala, India. She has done her schooling from Loreto Convent School. At a very tender age of 3 years, she started leaning dance from Amala Shankar, wife of the famous Dancer Uday Shankar. She was invited to perform in the North American Bengali Conference in San Francisco as well as the 27th Bengali Conference held in Detroit in 2007 where she performed with her dance troupe.

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Personal Profile

Birth Name : Dona Roy
Name : Dona Ganguly
Birth place : Behala, Kolkata
Date of birth : 22 August 1976
Age : 40 years
Height : 5'2" approx.
Spouse : Sourav Ganguly
Religion : Hindu
Occupation : Dancer
Known for : Odissi dancer

Dancing Career

Dona Ganguly has started learning dance from Amala Shankar when she was only 3 years old. Her most significant development took place when she met Kelucharan Mohapatra and started taking dancing lessons from him. Under his guidance, she got opportunity to develop her skill which enabled to prove her talent in Odissi dance form.

She is one of the few Odissi exponents who maintains pure guru Kelucharan Mahapatra gharana. Along with her performance she also teaches dance at her school Diksha Manjari. She is the head of the Odissi department of Bharati Vidya Bhavan as well as Tecno India Schools.

Family

Dona Ganguly was born into an affluent family to Sanjeev Roy and Swapna Roy. She is married to her childhood friend, the famous former Indian cricketer and captain Sourav Ganguly. The couple has one daughter named Sana Ganguly.

Dance school

Dona Ganguly is running a dance school named Diksha Manjari. It's an institute of its own kind where all forms of Indian Classical Music, Dance, Songs and Instruments are taught. This institution was inaugurated by Lata Mangeshkar. It has capacity of more than 2000 students. Other than dancing, this institution has other departments like Yoga, Drawing, Karate and Swimming. She teaches Odissi herself.

Favorites

Actor and Actress : Hrithik Roshan and Sridevi
Movie : 3 Idiots
Cricketer : Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar
Footballer : Diego Maradona
Restaurant in Calcutta : Baan Thai
Street food in Calcutta : Phuchka

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Marriage/Husband

Dona and Sourav Ganguly are the childhood friends. They both were neighbours and fell in love. Their families didn't accept their love and so they got married with the help of friends in a formal Bengali ritual. Sourav Ganguly was in South Africa, when their daughter Sana was born. So her name was kept by Ganguly's friend.

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