Astad Deboo's name is synonymous with Contemporary Indian Dance, a style that he pioneered at a time when innovation in Indian Dance was not welcome.

Astad’s journey with a dynamic career of over 40 years is a testament to his faith in his own artistry and the fierce integrity with which he has danced, created and collaborated with various performing artist nationally and internationally.

Today his work leads the way for emerging contemporary dancers in India. He has has performed in 65 countries and is also a proud recipient of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Academy Award and the Padmashree.