" My inspiration to create Dance comes from the ordinary movement of human life, creating inclusiveness, allowing the lay person to identify with the dance, inspiring them with the desire to move, to dance to celebrate the joy of life and living "
Mahesh Mahbubani the founder and Artistic Director of Naach Houston Inc, initiated the dance company in Bombay, India in 1999 since its inception the company has journeyed, to achieve international status finding its home in Houston, Texas.
Mahesh is a Mobile Institution in himself , spreading the joy of movement and dance everywhere he goes, his home is the universe.
Mahesh is a multi faceted Artist of international repute a Director/ Choreographer/Teacher/Visual artist/Performer. He is the first nonresident Indian to have received a full time Dance scholarship from the world-renowned Laban Center for Movement & Dance, in London, UK. in 1992. Mahesh was awarded the B.A. Honors in Movement & Dance in London, U.K. in 1995.
Mahesh has a diverse dance background from India and Europe that includes classical ballet, Contemporary dance, Indian classical dance, Afro jazz, and Flamenco. Mahesh has created an unique and distinct style of his own called Bollywood fusion, contemporary with an Indian essence.
He has worked In Bombay, India the heart of the Bollywood Film Industry, acted in the Film Taal directed by ace film maker Subhash Ghai with top ranking International stars as Aishwarya Rai Bachan of Bride and Prejudice fame, Choreographed a Levis commercial with Sushmita Sen - Miss Universe 1994, worked with Kareena Kappoor, Saif Ali Khan, Raveena Tandon and directed and choreographed over 250 music videos to name a few, Alisha Chinai of Kajra re fame, Asha Bhonsale, Shubha Mudgal, Sukhbir, Shankar Mahadevan, Sandeep Chowta Stereo Nation from U.K. and Zazie, the Madonna of Paris, France, and over 250 Television commercials to his credit for national and international corporate companies, Doritos, Orbit, Absolut Vodka, Close up, Ponds.
Mahesh Choreographed for Bollywood Films, Road, Thakshak & Boom.
Mahesh has successfully directed Bollywood Blast (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012.) a community based musical production for 5 consecutive years to critical acclaim, followed by Houston's Got Bollywood Produced by India House, 2015- 2017 and 2018-19 produced by Moksh Community arts
This show draws the highest number of international audiences at the Miller Outdoor Theater.
Mahesh is a cultural ambassador promoting Popular Indian culture at mainstream American educational Institutions in Houston.
He teaches Bollywood fusion and conducts workshops for:
Rice University( 2010, 2011 2012)
Houston Community College,
Texas Dance Educator's Association
Crowd Pleasers dance officers Camp,
teaching over 200 dance team leaders from all over Texas.
For more information please visit: www.maheshmahbubani.com