Mallika Sarabhai

Dancer | Choreographer | Co-director, Darpana Academy Of Performing Arts

Dr Mallika Sarabhai is a master of many arts. A renowned Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, an actor, a director and a PhD in Organisational Behaviour, she is a speaker with a lot to share.

Highly awarded and appreciated for her accomplishments in all the various domains, Dr Sarabhai combines her immense experience with her talent as a communicator to deliver motivational talks and workshops. Weaving social and business issues with performing arts, Dr Sarabhai uses creativity to shed fresh perspectives on solving problems.

At the young of age 18, Dr Sarabhai was recognised as an exceptional dancer in the classical forms of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. Choreography and dance direction came to her as a natural progression, and she created works that were performed and acclaimed all over the world.

For over 30 years, she has been co-director of the prestigious arts, Darpana Academy of Performing Arts and sits on the board of several charities and educational institutions currently. She is also an activist and vocal advocate of women’s rights and education.

Topics & Formats
  • Motivation & Storytelling
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Women Speakers
  • TED/ TEDx/ Josh Speakers
  • Celebrities & Entertainment
  • Workshops


Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world