Gul Bardhan
Born1928 (1928)
Died29 November 2010(2010-11-29) (aged 81–82)
AwardsPadma Shri (2010)

Gul Bardhan (1928 – 29 November 2010) was a choreographer and theatre personality based in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India. She was associated with the Indian People's Theatre Association. She was the co-founder of the Little Ballet Troupe.[1] a dance and puppet company formed in Bombay in 1952, and headed by Shanti Bardhan, her husband. After the death of her husband in 1954, Gul Bardhan headed the troupe.[1][2] The troupe was later renamed "Ranga Shri Little Ballet Troupe" and performed in different countries.[3] She received several awards, including the Sangeet Natak Academy award and the Padma Shri (the fourth highest civilian award of India) in 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b Nair, Shashidharan (10 December 2010). "To Guldi with love". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  2. ^ Ramanath, Renu (21 May 2011). "A dazzling piece preserved from the past". Narthaki. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  3. ^ Chkrvorty, Runa (2007). "An affair with dance". Harmony India. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Press note" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 25 January 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2013. Retrieved 31 January 2013.