Watch | Transgender folk dancer Manjamma Jogati receives Padma Shri award

A video of Manjamma Jogati, renowned practitioner of Jogati Nritya, receiving the Padma Shri award

November 09, 2021 09:19 pm | Updated 11:28 pm IST

Manjamma Jogati, renowned practitioner of Jogati Nritya, was appointed as the chairperson of Karnataka Janapada Academy in 2019. She is the first transwoman to head a cultural academy in Karnataka. Ms. Manjamma had earlier served as a member of the academy.

Jogati Nritya is ritual folk dance performed by a group of women, generally tradeswomen called jogappas.

She received the Padma Shri award for her contribution to the art form.

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