Like several other members of her illustrious family, Mallika Sarabhai has excelled in more than one field.Daughter of renowned classical danseuse and activist Mrinalini Sarabhai and legendary space scientist and institution-builder Vikram Sarabhai, Mallika is a leading Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dancer, choreographer and acclaimed actress on stage and in films, publisher, mediaperson, and social-political activist. Her portrayal of Draupadi in British director Peter Brook's play The Mahabharata was appreciated worldwide. She was conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi award for creative dance in 2000 and Padma Bhushan in 2010 for her contribution in the field of arts.
How would you describe yourself?
I actually leave that to others as I have no need to define myself and thus confine myself to neatly labelled boxes.