Puja has been a regular performer at the Chennai December Dance Season and other prominent festivals in India for over a
decade. Puja performed at several esteemed stages of Bharat Kalachar, Karthik Fine Arts, Sri Partha Sarathy Swami Sabha,
Kalapradarsini, Narada Gana Sabha, Sumukhi Rajasekharan Foundation, Vani Mahal, Thyaga Bramha Gana Sabha, Government
Music College of Tamil Nadu, Ravindra Bharathi in Hyderabad, Indian Council for Cultural Relations in Bangalore, Bharath
Nrityotsav, Cuttack Mahotsav, and Kala Bharathi in Visakhapatnam. Puja's recitals have received wide acclaims by the
audiences from both the East and the West. Puja accomplished a spiritual milestone when she performed for six consecutive
days at the iconic South Indian temples of ‘Brahadeeshwara’ at Thanjavur, ‘Nataraja’ at Chidambaram, ‘Kumbareshwarar’ at
Kumbakkonam, ‘Thyagaraja’ at Thiruvarur, ‘Darabarenyeswarar’ at Thirunallar, and ‘Sundararajan’ at Nagapattinam for the
prestigious Natyanjali Dance Festival.
As a visiting faculty of the Denver Public School’s ‘Celebration of Dance’ Program Puja conducted numerous workshops and
lecture demonstrations. Puja is a strong believer in promoting humanitarian causes and has performed for numerous charities
and fund raiser shows for events organized by 'Orange City',World Dance Week Celebrations, ‘Chirag’ – an organization for the
disabled and downtrodden, ‘Arts for All’, ‘Youth in Action’, and the Local Temples.
Puja is a graded artist of Doordarshan and her programs have been featured in DD Podhigai, Kalinga TV, Saptagiri, Asia net,
Doordarshan, Sun TV and USA Fox. She was the featured dancer on Doordarshan’s Program Series “Beyond Boundaries” which
showcases the talented artists of this pristine art form.
Puja's devotion and dedication to this art form has made her a gracious and a
charming performing artist. At the age of fourteen Puja performed at the 'Giants
International Convention' in Rajasthan with delegates from more than fifty
countries. By the age of sixteen she took the center stage for many prominent
North Indian organizations which include SPICMACAY, Dhanwate Rang Mandir
Manch, ONGC, Government of Indian Ministry of Defense Ordnance, South Central
Cultural Zone, MP Tourism’s Arts festival, Indian Medical Association, Tata Parsi
Trust, Dr. Ambedkar Samaroh, Dr. Vasantrao Deshpande Sangeet Samaroh,
Mahindra Group, Bhagini Mandal, Dance Festival at Konark and Krishna Mahotsavam.
Over the years Puja has been jet-setting with her performances in India, US and
UK. An active promoter of performing arts and Indian culture in the US she has
presented her vibrant and dynamic style of Bharatanatyam at several performing
arts events including Asian-Pacific Cultural Heritage, Council for Arts and
Humanities, International Dance Festivals, Habitat for Humanity, Visual and
Performing Arts series at ’Cleo Parker Robinson Theater’, Thyagaraja festivals,
Spanish Fork Holi Festival, Blossoms of Light Festival, Boulder Creek Festival,
Navrathri Festival at Crestone, ISKCON cultural events, and Indian Dance
Festivals organized by various Art Associations.