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Sonal Mansingh



Dr. Sonal Mansingh is one of the most eminent choreographers and Odissi dancer. She was born on May 1, 1944. She is also skilful in other classical dancing style including Chhau, Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam. Initially, she started learning Manipuri dance at the age of four and at the age of seven she started learning Bharatanatyam from Kumar Jayakar in Bombay.


At the age of 18, Sonal started her actual training in Bharatanatyam from Prof. U. S. Krishna Rao and Chandrabhaga Devi at Bangalore. In 1965 she started learning Odissi from Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. In 1977, she founded the Centre for Indian Classical Dances. She has been conferred with several wards including the Padma Bhushan (1992), Sangeet Natak Akademi Award (1987) and Padma Vibhushan (2003).
 
 
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