Brij Mohan Nath Mishra popularly known as Pandit Birju Maharaj was an exponent of the Lucknow Kalka-Bindadin gharana of Kathak dance in India.

He was a descendant of the Maharaj family of Kathak dancers, which includes his two uncles, Shambhu Maharaj and Lachhu Maharaj, and his father and guru, Acchan Maharaj. He also practised Hindustani classical music and was a vocalist.

Kathak dancer Birju Maharaj dies at 83 at Delhi