Grooving from Goa: The Inspiring Journey of Sudesh Salgaonkar, the Rising Star in Dance

The legendary Bollywood diva Mrs. Madhuri Dixit Nene personally presented him with the prize for Best Dance Choreographer- GOA at this year's International Glory prize (IGA)


New Delhi : Goan native Sudesh Subhash Salgaonkar has been creating waves in the performing arts for well over two decades. His dedication to the field of dance choreography has been recognised with the presentation of various honours.

The legendary Bollywood diva Mrs. Madhuri Dixit Nene personally presented him with the prize for Best Dance Choreographer- GOA at this year’s International Glory prize (IGA). The former Prime Minister of Nepal, Hon. Shri Madhav Kumar, presented Mr. Salgaonkar with the Special Honour Award and the Best Choreography Award in the presence of the President of the Dance Sports Council of India, Shri. Balwinder Singh.

Mr. Salgaonkar has been able to act in several performances throughout India because to his connections with Group Nirbhay Bhav and the Kala Academy. He has choreographed for both state and national dance contests, and he has a degree in music from the prestigious Goa College of Music.

Mr. Salgaonkar has an amazing resume, since he is the only Goan to have ever represented Team Goa in the All India Dance Competitions on six separate occasions. In 2017, he took first place in the All India Dance Competition in Nagpur, India, and in 2018, he got first place at the All India Open Dance Championship in Ratnagiri. In addition, on January 5, 2019, he became the first and only Goan to win gold in the National Dance Championship in Jammu and Kashmir.

Mr. Salgaonkar’s skills have led him farther afield than his native India. On June 19, 2019, he competed for Team India in the Indo-Asian International Championship in Nepal. He is the first person from Goa to have International Affiliation for Dance from the Dance Sports Council, and he has qualified for the World Dance Championship in 2020.

Apart from his achievements in the world of dance, Mr. Salgaonkar has also been recognized in other fields. He was honored with the Guvurvarya Award 2022 at the Bharat Nrutya Mahotsav by ANASS Inia on 20/05/2022. He was selected as an official selection at the NKFA Bangkok International Film Festival 2022 as a celebrity dance choreographer.

In 2022, Mr. Salgaonkar secured the 3rd rank in the All India Judgement Panel Examination conducted by the Performing Arts Association of India. He was selected as an International jury member representing India at the 2nd Mount Everest International Dance Championship held in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Mr. Salgaonkar has also done the Event Opening choreography for Sadhguru’s visit to Goa for the Save Soil Campaign. He was awarded the GEC Award 2021 at the 4th Giving Economy Changemakers Summit by Crowdera, and he received a special appreciation letter from Mamta Banerjee, the Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa, dated 19/10/2021.

In addition, Mr. Salgaonkar was selected as a jury member at the National Dance Sport Championship 2021 at Lovely Professional University Jalandhar, Punjab, organized by the Dance Sports Council of India. He was also awarded the Pride of India Icon Award 2021 by Opita and Fimora Media Network, Andheri Mumbai.

Mr. Sudesh Subhash Salgaonkar’s passion and dedication to the art of dance have earned him numerous accolades and recognitions over the years. He has not only made a mark in the Indian dance scene but has also represented the country on the international stage. His achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring dancers and choreographers alike. With his exceptional talent and hard work, Mr. Salgaonkar has truly made Goa proud.

Mr. Sudesh Salgaonkar’s achievements in the field of dance choreography are truly remarkable, and he has made his state and country proud with his talent and dedication.