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Uday Shankar
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Born 8 December 1900
Udaipur, Udaipur State, British India
Died 26 September 1977 (aged 76)
Nationality Indian
Occupation Dancer, choreographer
Spouse(s) Amala Shankar
Children Ananda Shankar
Mamata Shankar
Honours Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (1962)
Padma Vibhushan (1971)

Uday Shankar (8 December 1900 – 26 September 1977) was an Indian dancer and choreographer, best known for creating a fusion style of dance, adapting European theatrical techniques to Indian classical dance, imbued with elements of Indian classical, folk, and tribal dance, which he later popularised in India, Europe, and the United States in 1920s and 1930s. He was a pioneer of modern dance in India.

In 1962, he was awarded by Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's The National Academy for Music, Dance and Drama, with its highest award, the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship for lifetime achievement, and in 1971, the Govt. of India, awarded him its second highest civilian award the Padma Vibhushan.

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