Rukmini Devi Arundale - Associated with Bharatnatyam; founded Kalakshetra.
T. Balasaraswathi - Bharatanatyam.
Yamini Krishnamurthy - Famous exponent of Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi.
Birju Maharaj - One of the best known Kathak dancers and a choreographer.
Sonal Mansingh - A notable Odissi and Bharatnatyam dancer.
Rabindranath Tagore helped Manipuri dance gain prominence in the early 20th century by introducing it in his Shantiniketan.
Prominent Indian artists associated with painting are Amrita Shergil, M.F.Hussain, Jamini Roy, Nandalal Bose etc.