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Dona Ganguly Age, Boyfriend, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Children: Sana Ganguly
Husband: Sourav Ganguly
Age: 43 Years

Dona Ganguly

Bio/Wiki
Other NameDona Roy
ProfessionOdissi Dancer
Famous ForBeing the wife of the former Indian cricketer and the 39th president of BCCI, Sourav Ganguly
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 160 cm
in meters- 1.60 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Career
Awards, Honours, Achievements • In 1995 the then-mayor of San Francisco, Frank M. Jordan, declared the 9th day of June as the "Dona Roy Day" in San Francisco.
• Dona has received Honorary Citizenship from the metropolitan cities like Nashville, Memphis, Los Angeles, Sunnyvale, and Pleasanton.
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 August 1976 (Sunday)
Age (as in 2019)43 Years
BirthplaceBehala, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac signLeo
NationalityIndian
HometownKolkata, India
SchoolLoreto Convent School,Kolkata
EthnicityBengali
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [1]Times of India
HobbiesDancing, Travelling
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsSourav Ganguly (Former Cricketer)
An old picture of Dona Ganguly and Sourav Ganguly
Marriage Date1 February 1997
Dona Ganguly's wedding picture
Family
Husband/SpouseSourav Ganguly
Dona Ganguly with her husband, Sourav Ganguly
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Sana Ganguly
Dona Ganguly with her daughter, Sana Ganguly
ParentsFather- Sanjeev Roy (Businessman)
Mother- Swapna Roy
Dona Ganguly with her mother
SiblingsNone
Favourite Things
CuisineThai
ActorShah Rukh Khan
Travel DestinationLondon
FilmsJab We Met (2007), 3 Idiots (2009)
SingerKishore Kumar

Dona Ganguly

Some Lesser Known Facts About Dona Ganguly

  • Dona Ganguly was born into an affluent business family in Behala, Kolkata.
  • She developed an interest in dance at a very young age.
  • When Dona was just 3 years old, she started learning dance from Amala Shankar (Indian danseuse and wife of the famous choreographer, Uday Shankar).
  • After learning dance from Amala for a while, Dona started receiving training in Odissi dance from Guru Giridhari Nayek.
  • Later, she got trained under the guidance of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Under his guidance, Dona received several opportunities to enhance her skills and prove her talent.
  • Her dance guru, Kelucharan Mohapatra, was very much impressed with Dona’s dancing skills and considered her to be an ideal student.
  • After noticing her love for dance, her guru started visiting Kolkata to teach her dance.
  • At the beginning of her dance career, Dona accompanied her guru in Pakwaj.
  • She also participated in many dance festivals and programs nationally and internationally.

    Dona Ganguly during a dance drama

    Dona Ganguly during a dance drama

  • In 1992, she was applauded for her performance at India International Centre in Delhi. Praising her dance performance, The Hindu published,

    The young Odissi dancer being groomed under Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra in the sculpturesque anga suddhi of her dance brings to mind Sanjukta Panigrahi dancing at tender age.”

  • Dona has showcased her dancing skills at many dance festivals in India like “Dover Lane Music Conference” in Kolkata, “River Festival” in Kolkata, “Bharat Bhavan” in Bhopal, “Beach Festival” in Digha, and “Haldia Utsov” in Haldia.

    Dona Ganguly performing at Bengal Fish Festival

    Dona Ganguly performing at Bengal Fish Festival

  • She has also made her mark internationally by performing at the international events like “15th North American Bengali Conference” in New York and “India by the Nile festival” in Egypt.
  • Apart from being a dancer, Dona also owns a dance institution called ‘Diksha Manjari,’ where she teaches dance to youngsters and adults.

    Dona Ganguly's dance students

    Dona Ganguly’s dance students

  • Dona is the head of the Odissi department of Bharati Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata and Techno India Schools.
  • She is also a well-known artist of Doordarshan.
  • Dona and Sourav’s first date was at the Chinese restaurant, Mandarin, in Kolkata. While on their date, Dona was surprised to see Sourav ordering a lot of food and eating it all.

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