“Prajakta Raj is one of my very best students. She has an acute sense of rhythm and a fluid grace of movement. Creative… fine professional dancer… soloist… acclaimed by connoisseurs…”

- Guru Rohini Bhate

Prajakta is graceful, her performances marked by ease… intuitive senseof rhythm …command over both Taal Prastuti (Technique) and Abhinaya (Expression)… she draws an overwhelming response from the audience… is equally competent in communicating in French, English, Marathi & Hindi…. is dedicated to the cause of traditional Kathak”.

- Guru Roshan Datye

“The evening was elegant… intimate and controlled. The start was a surprise for me as dancers from the famous Sanskritic school of dance under the tutorship of Rohini Bhate, the renowned exponent of the ‘Kathak’ trouped out in unison… there it was, a rendition of three of Babuji’s works from various phases of his life put to dance by these lovely ladies. The choice of poems and the rendition was unique, soft, dignified and extremely soothing. They lent an air of great professional work and I must admit I succumbed to the moisture in the eyes as I watched them perform.”

- Shri. Amitabh Bachchan
(In his Official Blog, 29/30 March 2010)

“Among the duets, Prajakta Raj and Rujuta were impressive… true to the traditions of their guru. Tastefully costumed, their Kathak projected delicate refinement without aggressive posturing.”

- Leela Venkataraman
(The Hindu, 2011)

“…accomplished performer… exceptionally well at all times…comprehensive yet understandable explanations for an audience from all countries and cultures… dedicated and professional performer…”

- Margo Browning
(Sangam World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts)

“I have known Prajakta since 1995… a hard-working and sincere dancer… in 2004, 2011, gave fantastic performances, workshops in Leicester, UK… very unique solo and group dance pieces of a high technical standard. All the compositions in her repertoire were outstanding… choreography was brilliant and unusual…the use of literary work was very different… received very good appreciation in the UK… an excellent teacher,conducted her Kathak workshops very well… explained with clarity. A good artiste…a fantastic human being, a very loving, intelligent and a soft-spoken person, who works with ease and clarity with everybody.”

- Nilima Devi MBE
(Member of the British Empire Award
Artistic Director, CICD, Leicester, UK)

“Prajakta’s efforts… her professionalism… talented dancer, backed with 20 years of experience, she leaves the audience enchanted. The precision of her movements and the intensity in her eyes are bewitching. Her show… was of a grand quality… she would enthrall the French audience. Her 15 young students too were astonishingly talented… deeply involved in every interaction with our audiences! Workshops… lectures… with a slide show… were very rich as well… interactions with 16 French organisations and more than 1500 persons in only 14 days - a rhythm efficiently maintained. The fact that she speaks French fluently enabled a true exchange with our people, who found answers to all their questions.”

- Florence Ardouin
(L’Association Encontro, Chambery, France)

“I have known Prajakta for approximately 20 years and have admired her work and absolute dedication to Kathak. Her dancing is superb, her dedication total and her appreciation of Kathak shows every time she performs this intricate and beautiful style of dance from India. I have seen her and her students perform in front of many international audiences…in Pune, India… also toured the UK twice…and has enthralled audiences all over the UK. She also attended a UK-wide conference for Trefoil Guild in the UK performing for, and also teaching, some of the 400 delegates.

- Margaret Wellock
MBE(Member of the British Empire Award)
Ex International Advisor, Trefoil Guild, UK