Meet our founder, Swati Bhise.

Meet our founder,
Swati Bhise

Inspired by the Warrior Queen
of Jhansi, Swati is dedicated
to empowering the Warrior
Queen in all.

Swati Bhise has had a career over the last 30 years in the creative arts spanning Indian classical arts, media talk shows, arts in education, women’s empowerment, choreography and film production. Swati is the CEO of Cayenne Pepper Productions and wrote, directed and produced the Hollywood film The Warrior Queen of Jhansi and was Executive Producer/Associate India Producer for the 2016 film The Man Who Knew Infinity. She has choreographed Broadway shows such as The Transposed Heads and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She is also on the advisory committee of the Lotus Circle, which raises funds for Asian women’s empowerment as an integral part of the Asia Foundation. She has had a lifelong stellar career as a Bharatanayam dancer spanning many decades including landmark performances such as the 40th anniversary of the U.N. She has also trained a generation of American children in Indian classical arts. She was the U.S. correspondent for Sruti Magazine and also the anchor of the TV program Spotlight on Culture.

Swati Bhise runs the Sadir Theatre Festival which has been running for 8 consecutive years in Goa, India.

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