Awards won: 11 awards at Broadway World, including Best Choreographer

Mayuri revisits traditional kathak for the on-stage musical avatar of the 1960’s classic film – Mughal-e-Azam. And has been voted the Best Choreographer on for this musical – the first time that Broadway World nominated a musical from regional countries!



Beautiful and skilful dance sequences stay true to the narrative of Anarkali and Saleem, their love, their defiance of the societal rules, and the fury of Emperor Akbar. The longest running musical in Indian history, with more than 100 sold-out shows, Mughal-E-Azam The Musical retains the grandeur and charisma of the movie, and the audience is left nostalgic.

  • “It is a very difficult task to talk about a rare artiste, consummate professional and once in a lifetime human being. Mayuri Upadhya is one such person.

    Her work is mesmerizing and compelling. It affects you on many levels as layers upon layers are are unveiled in front of your bewildered eyes.

    You cannot be a mere fan of Mayuri, you have to be her follower. I confess, I am.”

    Feroz Abbas Khan, Director, Mughal-e-Azam, The Musical.


Commissioned by NCPA and Feroz Abbas Khan
Directed by: Feroz Abbas Khan
Produced by: Shapoorji Pallonji, NCPA, and Rapid Water Films
Number of dancers: 28 – 38
Year: 2017