Shamim Ara Nipa

Shamim Ara Nipa is a Bangladeshi dancer and choreographer.[1] She serves as a director of Nrityanchal Dance Company.[2] She was awarded Ekushey Padak by the Government of Bangladesh in the category of choreography in 2017.[3]

Shamim Ara Nipa
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Nipa receiving Ekushey Padak (Feb 2017)
OccupationDancer, choreographer
AwardsEkushey Padak


Nipa got her first lesson in dancing at Arts Council of Kishoreganj District. She studied under the dance instructors G A Mannan and Nikunja Bihari Pal. Later she received training at Bulbul Academy of Fine Arts. She received training from a North Korean dance trainer and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (China).[2]

Since 2011 Nipa, together with Shibli Mohammad, has been compering the weekly dance magazine program, Tarana, on Bangladesh Television.[2]


Nipa received a gold medal for the best dance artiste in Dhaka division and has been nominated best dancer by Bangladesh Folk Forum, the National Youth Council and other institutions.


  1. ^ "Shamim Ara Nipa". Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d "Shamim Ara Nipa : Director of Nrityanchal". Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  3. ^ "17 named for Ekushey Padak 2017". The Daily Star. February 12, 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2017.