Pandit Rajendra Gangani is a renowned Kathak dancer trained in the Jaipur Gharāna, notable for his innovative style. The disciple and son of of Pt. Kundanlal Gangani, Rajendra Gangani started training in the art of Kathak dance at the early age of four. Born into a family of hereditary dancers serving the art of Kathak for centuries together, Pt. Gangani has easily absorbed the most complicated and difficult Bōls of Kathak. Pt. Gangani graduated from the Kathak Kendra, Delhi in the year 1983-84, and has made significant contributions to this field. He stands out for his style; making use of his excellent blend of manly grace and delicacy, he depicts the devotional aspects that characterizes the Jaipur Gharāna.
An accomplished musician, composer of tunes, he also has a rare mastery over the Tabla, Harmonium, and Pakhāwaj. With a confident grasp of the kinetics and aesthetics of dance, and his ability to select apt songs, his choreographic creations always bring an air of refreshing novelty, blending artistic excellence, meaningful poetry, soulful music and expressive dancing, a careful amalgam of all the four elements of Abhinaya. Pt. Gangani has taught and performed at major festivals throughout Asia, Europe and Africa and has won numerous accolades and awards including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award bestowed on him in 2003 by the President of India.