“Way before I became an actress, I was a dancer. I started off as a dancer when Prabhat Ray selected me for Shet Patharer Thala,” said Rituparna, who started taking dance classes from a very early age. “I started with Bharatnatyam and Manipuri. Later, when I was in college I started learning Odissi,” she added.
Talking about her artistic emancipation, Rituparna said, “Dance gives me freedom. As an artiste, dance gives me a space to be myself. It is emancipating.”