Dr. Pragya Sharma

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Dr. Pragya Sharma
Born Pragya Sharma
July 3, 1981 (1981-07-03) (age 42)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Citizenship India
Occupation Writer, Poet, Author
Years active 2006-present
Known for Poetry, Ghazal
Notable works Lockdown Ke Dauran Maut Ka Zindaginama (2021)

Dr. Pragya Sharma (born 1981) is an Indian poet, writer, and author who is known for her work in both Hindi and Urdu. She is a prominent name in the world of stage and literature, and is recognized for her contributions to poetry conferences and mushairas. In 2023, she was awarded the prestigious Uttar Kala Shree Award at the 35th Lok Mahotsav in Mumbai. Dr. Sharma is also a founding member of Kavi Sammelan Samiti and is actively involved in social work as the Founder-Director of the Pragya Welfare Foundation.[1][2]

Early life

Dr. Pragya Sharma was born on July 3, 1981 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India to father Mr. B. L. Sharma and mother Mrs. Rama Sharma. She holds master's degree in Shiksha Shashtra.


Dr. Pragya Sharma is a leading poetess in the field of poetry conferences and mushairas. She has recited poetry in many national and international poetry conferences and mushairas, including the Red Fort Kavi Sammelan, Gateway of India Republic Day Mushaira, Dubai Mushaira, and Parliament House Kavi Sammelan. Her compositions have been aired on several television and radio channels.

In addition to reciting poetry in India, she has also displayed her talent in countries such as Dubai and Doha-Qatar. In 2019, Dr. Sharma made her literary debut by publishing Gopal Das Neeraj's last book, a collection of handwritten poems, "Gopal Das Neeraj Ki Hastlikhit Kavitayen," which was launched in Delhi by Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (then Union Education Minister), Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, (former Minister of Home Affairs), RK Sinha, (then Member of Rajya Sabha) and Padma Shri laureate Surendra Sharma. Her poems have also been published in more than 20 joint poetry collections.[3]

Dr. Pragya Sharma is one of the founder members of Kavi Sammelan Samiti and also the Founder-Director of Welfare Foundation and is involved in various social works. She currently resides in Mumbai, Maharashtra.[4][5]

She has also performed poetry recitations for various government organizations, including the Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy and the Hindi Academy in New Delhi, on various occasions.


  • Gopal Das Neeraj Ki Hastlikhit Kavitayen, 2019 (Prabhat Publications)
  • Lockdown Ke Dauran Maut Ka Zindaginama, 2021 (Rekhta Books)
  • Compositions included in more than 20 shared poetry collections.

Awards and recognition

In 2023, Dr. Pragya Sharma was awarded the prestigious Uttar Sahitya Shree Award on the occasion of Uttar Pradesh Day from Abhiyan in collaboration with the Tourism Department of the Uttar Pradesh Government at the 35th Lok Mahotsav in Mumbai.[6]


  1. "लेखन ने मेरे अनगढ़ व्यक्तित्व को भी सँवारा है : डॉ प्रज्ञा शर्मा" (in Hindi). Dainik Bhaskar. https://dainikbhaskarup.com/writing-has-also-shaped-my-rough-personality-dr-pragya-sharma/. Retrieved 2022. 
  2. "कविता लिखना और कविता को जीना, दोनों दो अलग- अलग बातें हैं" (in Hindi). Desh Ki Upasna. https://deshkiupasana.com/?p=26442&fbclid. Retrieved 2022. 
  3. "प्रज्ञा शर्मा बनाम एक स्वनिर्मित व्यक्तित्व" (in Hindi). चौथी दुनिया. https://chauthiduniya.com/pragya-sharma-vs-a-self-made-personality/. Retrieved 2022. 
  4. "एक शायराना शख़्सियत" (in Hindi). Doon Valley. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=184813223657439&set=pb.100063862864144.-2207520000. Retrieved 2021. 
  5. "एक साहित्यकार के तौर पर खुद को विद्यार्थी मानती हूँ: कवियित्री डॉ. प्रज्ञा शर्मा" (in Hindi). Rashtrawadi News. https://rashtrawadi.in/as-a-writer-i-consider-myself-a-student-poet-dr-pragya-sharma/. Retrieved 2022. 
  6. "प्रज्ञा शर्मा को मिला उत्तर साहित्य श्री सम्मान" (in Hindi). Rashtrawadi News. January 23, 2023. https://rashtrawadi.in/pragya-sharma-conferred-uttar-sahitya-shree-award/.