Rajiv Ranjan a renowned kathak dancer from Patna Bihar is the son of late. Rajendra Prasad Paswan and smt. Mina Devi.
An outstanding performer in the orbit of kathak dance. Rajiv Ranjan an artist with technical perfection along with energetic and graceful presentation. He started learning kathak dance since very childhood under the ethnic ritual of guru shishya parampara from nritya acharya late Pt. Balram lal ji. Who was a well know kathak dancer and performer of the post period guru and father of Dr. Madhukar Anand. Rajiv Ranjan as also fortunate enough to get blessings and advance techniques of kathak dance from late Dr. Madhukar Anand. He has earned laudable and blessing of many eminent gurus.Presently learning kathak dance of Lucknow gharana by kathak mestero Pt. Rammohan Maharaj ji s/o Padamshree late Pt.Shambhu Maharaj ji and younger brother of kathak legend Padamvibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj ji.
Along with his dancing career he has also achieved much in education field. he had done B.sc. in geology from Patna Science College and persuing M.sc. in GIS and Remote sensing, in his dancing career he has done Nritya Prabhakar from Prayag sangeet samiti, Allahabad, Nritya visharad from prachin kala Kendra chandigargh, Nritya Bhashkar (M.A) from prachin kala Kendra chandigargh, Master of Dance from Karnataka state open university. He has performed so many national and international level concerts & stage shows.