At a time when Hindi and duplicate songs are gaining precedence over our indigenous artistic traditions on Bihu stage, renowned Bihu exponent Ranjit Gogoi and his group has proved to be quite unusual with their pristine presentations of traditional songs and dances. Like previous years, this time around too, audiences everywhere were held spellbound by this Bihu group comprising of some of the most gifted dancers. But one particular artiste who has garnered instant appeal is the group’s youngest member Rodali Bora who has really mesmerized audiences wherever she has set her feet through her dancing magic. A favoutite student of Ranjit Gogoi, Rodali’s dances sparkled with energy. Recently, her Bihu presentations under the guidance of Ranjit Gogoi in the city’s Latashil pandal won everyone’s praise and appreciation. Rodali carried the same momentum into other pandals like Geetanagar, Rukmininagar among others as well. Interesting that Rodali Bora was the youngest amongst all the other artistes from India to take part at the prestigious cultural show (India Campaign for Olympic) held on the occasion of the 2012 London Olympics as well as the Ireland International Festival in 2013. Rodali performed Bihu and Bhoortaal as a solo act and as part of the team led by Ranjit Gogoi, showcasing our glorious heritage to people from all over at these famous overseas locations.
Although dancing is in her blood, Rodali’s talents go beyond dancing as she has won praises for her solid child performances in three full-fledged features ‘Surjyasta’, ‘Shringkhal’, ‘Samiran Barua Ahi Ase’ and the upcoming bilingual movies directed by Chandra Mudoi – ‘Epaah Phulil Epaah Xhoril’ in Assamese and ‘Kanaklata’ in Hindi. This innocent-faced little girl plays a very challenging role in the bilingual features which centres around the freedom struggle of Kanaklata and ULFA’s fight for sovereignty. Rodali Bora has already grabbed everyone’s attention in all her scenes in Prodyut Kumar Deka’s ‘Surjyasta’ which featured her in a very prominent role. A gifted child, Rodali has sustained her winning spirit through hard work and rigorous training.