Performances and Accolades

Performances in Indian Festivals

Khajuraho Festival

Kal Ki Kalakar Festival

Natyanjali Festival

Konark Festival

Horizon (ICCR) Delhi & Lucknow

Sidhender Jyanti Samaroh (HYDERABAD)

Pt. Bhatt Smriti Samaroh (JAIPUR)

Kalakshetra, Chennai  (TAMILNADU)

Mahabalipuram Festival (TAMILNADU)

Sur Singar Samsad (MUMBAI)

NIMAAD FESTIVAL (M.P)

Taj Mahotsava, Agra

Tyagaraja Festival

Delhi International Arts Festival

Classical Dance and Music Festival (Goa)

Performances abroad

Bahrain, U.K, Brazil, South Africa, Re-Union, Zambia, Mauritius, China, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Bhutan, Malaysia, El-Salvador, Nepal, Serbia, Croatia,  Canada, Russia, Tunisia and Panama.

Latest Performances

IHC, IITF, World Book Fair, Sahitya Kala Parishad, Pracheen Kala Kendra “Legends of Tomorrow” Series, Rath Yatra, Delhi International Arts Festival, New Delhi; Modhera Dance Festival, Gujarat; NADP, Nagpur; Taj Mahotsava, Agra; LBSNAA Mussoorie, Hindu Spiritual Fair, Gurugram Kala Utsav, Yashodara (Hindu College); Navagraha Charitam, New Delhi, Cuttack ITO Festival, Nilgiris Festival, Udbhav Festival Inauguration, Gwalior; Indian Dance Festival,  Mamallapuram, PGIMER RML Hospital, National School of Drama, Central Jail (Mandoli) New Delhi, ICCR Chandigarh, IIDF, Nritya Dhara, Dvividharpan World Dance Day, New Delhi and Kalanidhi Ghat Samaroh, Varanasi, Rath Yatra Mahotsava New Delhi, Pavas Prasang Festival (Raipur, CG), Kumbabhishekham Mahotsava (Prayagraj), Sanskrit Mahotsava, Doordarshan Kendra New Delhi, Global Yoga Festival (New Delhi), All India Bhaskar Rao Sammelan (Chandigarh), Vasant Utsav New Delhi, Nritya Darpan New Delhi, Sanskrit Diwas New Delhi, Festival of India  in Tunisia, Uttaradhikar Festival Bhopal, Guru Purnima Mahotsava Ujjain; Kalasamarpanam Mumbai, National Nishtha Festival New Delhi,  Neemrana Fort Palace, SNA Chandigarh; Rangayan Festival, Guwahati; SPIC MACAY Paonta Sahib., Sound of Music (Kolkata), Behrampur Dance Festival, Srajan The Spark, Pramayas, ICCR Hyderabad, Nishtha Krishna Leela, and International Yoga Day 2020,  Atal Kavya Kala Narthan, 36th Annual World Intertaith Festival, Spic Macay KV Online Series, Kalajyoti Festival, Manavi (IHC) New Delhi, Asian Yoga Festival 2021, Parampara (Kolkata),  Uday Festival

Awards 

Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi  Award

Rashtiya Gaurav Samman

Dr. Sarojini Naidu International Award for Women

Safari India South Asian Travel Award

Rashtriya Nirman Puraskar

Swami Vivekananda and Sister Margaret Award

GFDW Award for Excellence in Dance

National Nritya Ratna Award

National Nritya Shiromani Award

Nishtha Women Achievers Award 

Rudraksham Award for Excellence in Dance

Sur Shringar Samsad: Title – “SHINGAR MANI”

Awarded by Rudraksham: Title – “LAASYA KUMUDINI”

Honoured with the Title of Kala Nipuna by Nrityaranjani Fine Arts, Mumbai

Awarded The Gold Medal for propagation of Kuchipudi by Aryabhatta Society

Scholarship in Kuchipudi from Department of Culture, Ministry of HRD.

Fellowship from Department of Culture, Ministry of HRD.

Special achievements

Performed at Rashtrapathi Bhavan in the presence of Hon’ble President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.

Choreographed the Indo-Asean Commomerative Summit programme, in the presence of the Hon’ble President of India Sh. Pranab Mukherjee, and ten Heads of State and Government.

Meenu is one of the few danseuses who can perform Simhanandini, a Kuchipudi dance piece in which a lion is sketched with the toes  of the feet. 

‘Firsts’

Meenu Thakur is the first danseuse to perform in a jail, when she performed at the Tihar Jail Complex in 2014, and at the Central Jail Mandoli Complex, New Delhi, in 2018.

Meenu is the first Kuchipudi danseuse to be awarded with the U.P. Sangeet Natak Akademi award.