Smt. Hema Malini
Hema Malini the renowned Indian actor, politician and Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, who starred in numerous successful Bollywood films in the 1970s performed a dance drama depicting the relationship between Lord Krishna and Radha.
Usha Uhtup the famous Indian pop and film playback singer who sings in 15 India languages had the audience tapping their feet and singing along with her.
Ms. Zila Khan
Daughter of legendary sitar maestro Ustad Vilayat Khan, Zila Khan the celebrated Sufi singer and the first woman performer from the world’s oldest sitar gharana mesmerised the audience with her classically brilliant performance.
Yoko Mama the Japanese illusionist, magician and dancer presented the Lotus Song & Dance and captivated the delegates with her perfectly choreographed presentation.
Rashmi Gopi Hegde
Rashmi Hegde Gopi, Rajyotsava Award recipient, is a renowned dancer who has won acclaim around the world through decades. She began training at the age of the three, under the illustrious Gurus, Muthaiah Pillai and Kittappa Pillai of the Pandanallur School of Bharatanatyam. Rashmi has several dance ballets to her credit. Her choreography was the piece-de-resistance at the National Games of 1997 because of the dramatic manner in which she used five hundred tribal Yakshagana Kodava dancers.