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Sambhunath Karmakar

34 years Sambhu is a well known Chau dancer, was born in Bandwan of Puruliia district. His father Anil Karmakar inspired and provided him support to dance in their village team. Being a child artist Sambhu performed very well and his intention to be a chau Artist was gradually developed. People started to like his […]

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Hem Mahato

92 years Hem Chandra Mahato is a pioneer of Puruliia chau. He is from Palma village of Barabazar Block. His immense contribution provided a new identity in Puruliia chau . He learnt chau dance from his father and grandfather both at the age of 12. Being dropped out in class VIII, he emphasized more to […]

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Bhuban Kumar

Veteran Chau artist Bhuban Kumar is a Chau dancer was born in 1962 at bamnia village of Jhalda II block in Puruliia . His father Prabhudas Kumar was a well-known chau artist of the district. Bhuban Kumar inspired by his father and started to practice dance at the age of 12. Since then his father […]

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Debilal Karmakar

Debilal, a renowned chau artist of the district was born on 22nd October 1960 in the village Kharipahari of Barabazar Block. His father late Shibu Karmakar was one of the finest dhol player in the district. Debilal started his basics from his father and gradually involved in this profession as well. His father introduced him […]

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Falguni Sutradahar

Falguni Sutradahar is a very well known artist in mask making work. He is always in search of new creative in his work . Apart from the traditional mask, he introduced many new creative’s which were being praised by many people. He participated in many state and national fair exhibitions not only to sell his […]

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Triguni Sutradhar

Triguni Sutradhar lives in the village charida of Bagmundi block in Puruliia district. He is a mask making artist and learnt this work from his father and grandfather when he was 10 years old. Currently he is 55 years old and continuing his work with the other young artists of his family. Triguni Travelled many […]

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Sajal Dutta

Sajal Dutta 51 years of age resides in the village charida and learnt the mask making work from his childhood. He father was the guru who supported him lot to practice this craft making work. He attended in many national seminar and exhibitions to showcase their product. His in-depth knowledge of this work acclaimed by […]

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Parimal Dutta

Parimal, 35 year of age, known as an efficient chaw mask maker lives in the village charida of Bagmundi block in Puruliia district. To learn this work he was guided by his father Bimal Dutta at the age of 7. This young artist can able to develop different type of mask and the people who […]

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Dharmendra Sutradhar

Dharmendra Sutradhar, 33, started making masks when he was 10 years old. Mask making is a traditional craft for him and many other artists living in Charida village, Purulia. He makes traditional masks meant for Chau dance and several innovative masks based on varied themes. Dharmendra has made masks on literary works like Tasher Desh, […]

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Jagannath Choudhury

Jagannath Chowdhury is a leading Chau dancer from Maldi village of Purulia.

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Mousumi Choudhury

Mousumi is a leading woman Chau dancer from Maldi village of Purulia. She inspired other girls of the region to join the traditional dance forms which is dominated by men. 

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Biren Kalindi

Biren Kalindi is a leading Chau dance artist from Purulia. He leads a troupe named Biren Kalindi Chau Nach Gosthi. He is also an expert player of traditional musical instruments.

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Binadhar Kumar

Binadhar Kumar is a veteran Chau dancer who began dancing at the age of 14. He has learnt from his father Ramnath Kumar who was a noted dancer and his Guru.

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Kartik Singh Mura

Kartik Singh Mura is an eminent Chau artist from Purulia district. He learnt Chau dance from his father, legendary Chau artist and Padma Shri award winner Gambhir Singh Mura.

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Anil Mahato

Anil Mahato is a highly revered, veteran Chau artist from Dubrajpur village of Purulia district.

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Baghambar Singh

Baghambar Singh is a leading, veteran Chau dancer from Radhagobindapur village of Baghmundi block in Purulia district.

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