In January 2014, Diya performed at the 58th Art & Dance Festival at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, India where she won the prestigious 'Balasaraswati Memorial Award for Best Dancer' for her performance.


In July 2014, Diya performed at the prestigious Pollachi Thamizhisai Sangam and received a Friday Review in The Hindu for her performance where her '… nimble footwork… powerful facial expressions … incredible stamina …' were commented upon.

In 2013, Diya performed her first solo production, 'Sankhya' at the 'Ananya- Samapana Festival of Classical Dance' in Bengaluru, as well as at 'Samarpana - The Asian Festival of Classical Dance' in Singapore where she received a rave review for her performance on the dance site 'Narthaki' by Dr Sunil Kothari , esteemed dance critic who commented that Diya had a 'commanding stage presence…immense passion for dance… was born to dance and bound to go places'.

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