Born in pune in 1993,Minhaz khan was initiated in to kathak dance at the early age by his guru mulla jafar khan of Banaras gharana. After years of rigorous training under his guru, minhaz joined the kathak kendra,New Delhi,tutelage of guru pt.Rajendra Gangani,an exponent of the jaipur Gharana
Minhaz has completed his 3rd year diploma (hons.) in kathak from kathak kendra,New Delhi .He has also passed the Madhyama examination in kathak from the Akhil Bhartiya Gandharva Mahavidyaalaya Mandal ,Mumbai
A soloist in his own right,Minhaz started performing at an early age,his first performance being at the age of five at the Guru Purnima Mahotsav, pune .since then , he has performed extensively in india and abroad, his major performances in UK at Queen Elizabeth hall London extra.....Besides participating in his Guru’s choreographies.Minhaz has worked with eminent dancers like PtRajendra Gangani smt.geetanjali lal,smt. Shovana Narayan,Pt.jaikishan maharaj.Pt.Birju maharaj.He has been an active member of the Drishtikon dance foundation headed by smt aditi mangaldas for last one year.he also has been part of the asawari repertory headed by smt Shovana Narayan.
Minhaz has harmonized kathak with other dance forms like Bharatnatyam Oddisi,Chaau,Kathakali.which has been very well received by the audience .His flawless footwork,speedy pirouettes,gracefull movrments and subtle Abhinaya have impressed connoisseurs and critics alike.
Presently working with Aditi mangaldas Dance company the distikon dance Foundation