Rishika Mishra is an emerging artist representing traditional Kathak of Banaras Gharana. Rishika Mishra comes from the legendary family of late Acharya Pt. Sukhdeo Maharaj. Her mother Jayanti Mala is a world renowned Kathak Dancer. Rishika is the grand daughter of Kathak Queen Sitara Devi and she got her first training at the age of three years from her mother and her grandmother. Rishika has immense commend over the mathematical calculations involved in Kathak and mastered it at a very young age. Rishika has rendered performances at various prestigious festivals which have received appreciation and accolade from the spectators. Awards and Acheivements Rishika has performed in various festivals like Haridas Sammelan, Sursingar Samsad, Iskcon Festival, Mysore Festival. Badri Kedar Mahotsavam, Pune Festival, Lucknow Mahotsav, Sukhdeo Maharaj Kathak Mahotsav. She has been awarded the title of Shringar Mani from Sur Singar Samsad and Wonder Child from Chitambaram (South India). She has also toured Overseas Concert Performances. She does many types of Kathak Dances such as mythological temple style, Tandav, lcishya, Pradosh & Natwari . She has performed Ekaki Nritya Natika, Sampoorna Ramayan, Geeta Updesh, Om Namash Shivaya, Shiv Puraan, Gayatri Mahima , Nao Durga Saptapti, Vishnu Puraan Mahima. She also does the Mughal style of dancing like Darberi Nritya . Rishika Mishra like her mother & grand-mother is very versatile in Abhinaya & laikari, the clearity of her hand mudras and movements are just excellent. Her Kathak dance traditional and pure chakkaras are very clear cut and neat. Totally, she is a very graceful dancer. She combines both tradition and modernity in her presentations. She believes that enrichment of any art in dynamic process in which purity and innovation need not be mutually exclusive. She did direction for Bombay T.V. Krisan leela Dance and Maneka dance ballet and now she is doing the drama of Great Amarapali and Vasant Sena . She is truly a EMERGING STAR in KATHAK DANCE.