London, Nov. 24, 2004
The UK's Bollywood Ambassador, Honey Kalaria, was awarded
a Doctorate of Arts from The University of East London on Wednesday
24 November. The Bollywood choreographer, dancer, singer, model and
actress, was presented with her Honorary Doctorate of Arts by the Chancellor
of UEL, Lord Rix, in recognition of her services to the arts as a leading
exponent and teacher of modern Indian dance
As one of the UK's most successful and influential dance
trainers, she has coached thousands into outstanding professional performers.
Her unique teaching techniques have also helped some of today's biggest
Honey Kalaria has been in the entertainment business
since she was 13. Now she's an actor, model and leading face on the
Bollywood dance scene.
This glamorous and beautiful star possesses a wealth of talent that
she portrays through her dancing, choreography, modelling, acting and
singing. Regular performances are made by Honey both nationally and
internationally and she is often contracted to perform alongside top
Indian stars such as Govinda, Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi
Chawla. Her expertise has led other Acting and Dance Institutions such
as 'The Shiva Acting Academy' to hire her as a teacher.
As a result of her high standard of work and professionalism, Honey
has given interviews and performed on BBC, Channel 5, Live TV, Zee TV.
Asia Net, Namaste Television, GLR, Sunrise Radio, Spectrum Radio and
various other media outlets throughout the world. The press, which ranges
from the local, Asian and National, also provides regular coverage of
her work. In addition, Honey has been involved directly with the media
by having worked as a presenter and a producer for Namaste Television,
as well as presenting for a local radio station.
She appeared with her dancers in the 'Spirit in the
Sky' single by Gareth Gates and the Kumars at No 42.
The star has also moved into the dance business - she
launched her own dance academy in her garage a few years ago.
She now has eight schools teaching modern Bollywood,
Bhangra and Indian classical dance.