Akanksha Girish began learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 6. Over the last 15 years she has continued to learn, perform, and teach Bharatanatyam as a dedicated dancer. She is a senior disciple of guru Dr. Janaki Rangarajan.
Akanksha has given performances at various venues across the US and India. She has had the honor of receiving the prestigious "Nritya Shiromani" award from the Utkal Yuva Sanskrutik Sangh, Cuttack, Odisha, India in 2018.
Akanksha is currently pursuing her Bachelors of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD.