urrounded by Parents ( Dr.
Nanki & Gobind Gulabrai Makhijani ) who were medical practitioners,
Anila pursued arts, the form of dance and at the age of seven, she knew
she always wanted to be a classical dancer.
Anila Sunder, who has a Masters' degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mumbai, started her career as a lecturer in Psychology at the Jai Hind college in Mumbai. After passing her examination in dancing from the Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad, at the tender age of eleven and winning awards in school and inter-collegiate classical dance competition, it strengthened her belief that she had chosen the right direction in her life.
|In Lagos, she performed
for the National Council of Women's Society of Nigeria at the Institute
of International Affairs, Indian Ladies Club and for the Indian Association.
And in London she performed at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
She also travelled to Accra, Ghana, where she gave a number of perfomances at the Legon University, climaxing her performance at the Indian High Commission in Accra.
Two years later, Anila Sunder was invited to Stockholm, Sweden, to participate in the 'India Week' celebrations. The combined association of Swedes and Indians - Kulturhuset of Stockholm - arranged a special programme of Anila's Kathak recital due to immense public demand. Jumping - or rather dancing - from one place to another was a easy affair for Anila. She gave performances in Oslo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Luxembourg on her way back to India.
to perform her creations at many other parts of the world. She also
trains young enthusiastic dancers to keep this form of art alive.
A gifted danseuse,
Anila has been verily born with dancing feet. Her devotion to her art
is supreme. " I'm obsessed with dance. In fact, it is a magnificent
obsession with me. I wish to bring joy to millions of people with my
dance. That's my ambition." ~ Says Anila in conclusion.
That's Anila Sunder for you !