Malhaar is passion project which started its journey in 2008 in Dubai, UAE. Till 2016, Malhaar produced more than 10 Broadway-style Indian musical productions with over 100 expat artistes on stage – actors, dancers, visual artists, poets and playwrights. We created grand, Broadway-style musical productions. Be it ‘Rooh-e-Ishq’ or ‘Jashn-e-Awadh’ or ‘O Ganga’ or ‘Draupadi’, or “Haaye Akhtari”- every Malhaar production has received tremendous critical acclaim and have had packed houses.
To give a passion a purpose, in 2016, we started Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts, with an objective to provide quality education in Indian performing arts with state-of-the-art facility and experience.
Our mission is to make Indian performing arts accessible to the Indian expat community in its purest form through training, concerts, workshops and school programs.
Malhaar collaborates with schools and introduces Indian performing arts as a compulsory subject in several primary schools of UAE.
A guru shishya parampara style training at our centres in JLT and Bur Dubai for various Indian classical artforms. All training is affiliated to international bodies namely Prayag Sangeet Samiti, ISTD and Trinity.
Broadway Indian musicals, customized shows for Governmental establishments, corporates, organizations, and individuals
Baithak, Morning Raga, Mausiqi, Virasat to name a few. We do these with the blessings of Indian maestros and legends
We create exclusive musical content for global audience
Music in the park, Sing for Parkinson’s, Young Hearts Foundation
Chaitali Sarkar is an ex-banker, homemaker and a music enthusiast with interest in vocal music , instrumental music and traditional dance forms. She has lived in Dubai for over 25 years and is passionate about children’s participation in music from the early years. She is currently a managing partner at Malhaar and oversees finance and administration and is part of all key initiatives.
Founder & Director
Jogiraj Sikidar has received extensive training in Hindustani classical vocal for over forty years in the Guru-Shishya Parampara of Kirana Gharana, under stalwarts like Pt. Mani Prasad, Smt. Kankana Banerjee, Smt. Shikha Ganguly, and Prof. Rita Ganguli.
A recipient of the prestigious Times Now NRI of the Year Award 2018 in the field of Art & Culture, Jogiraj Sikidar has more than 800 music concerts to his credit and has been teaching and performing Hindustani classical vocal and other forms for over thirty years.
He is the founder and director of the Malhaar Centre for Performing Arts, Dubai.