The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Smt. Gulabo Sapera, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 28 March 2016
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presenting the Padma Shri Award to Smt. Gulabo Sapera, at a Civil Investiture Ceremony, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on 28 March 2016

Gulabo Sapera (aka Gulabo or Dhanvantri; born 1973) is an Indian dancer from Rajasthan, India.[1]

Personal life

Gulabo was born in 1973 in the nomadic Kalbaliya community. She was the seventh child of her parents.[2] Gulabo Sapera became a celebrity dancer later in life.[3]

In 2011, Gulabo featured in the reality television show Bigg Boss as contestant no. 12.[4] On the show, she told the audience that she had been buried alive right after her birth, to be rescued by her mother and aunt.[citation needed]

Awards

The Government of India awarded her the Padma Shri in 2016.[5]

Television

Year Shows Role Channel Notes
2011 Bigg Boss 5 Celebrity Contestant Colors TV Evicted Week 2, Day 14

References

  1. ^ "गुलाबो ने कहा, नहीं करेंगे सरकारी कार्यक्रम" (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar. 22 April 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  2. ^ Thierry Robin and Véronique Guillien (2000) Gulabi Sapera, danseuse gitane du Rajasthan, ISBN 2-7427-3129-6
  3. ^ Soparrkar, Sandip (28 September 2017). "Kalbeliya dancer who charms". The Asian Age. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Jonty Rhodes and Navjot Singh Sidhu may still join Bigg Boss 5". DailyBhaskar.com. 3 October 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Padma Awards 2016". Press Information Bureau, Government of India. 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016.