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Sonal Mansingh
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Sonal Mansingh is one of the best known women dancers of India. She is the first lady to learn ‘Chau’ dancing of Orissa. Before her, Chau dancing was the domain of men only.

Sonal Mansingh was born on 30th April 1944 at Mumbai in Maharashtra. She did her graduation and then did Kovid and Vishard. Then inclined to dancing, learnt and educated herself in Odissi and Bharatnatyam. She had shown and performed dancing in many places that earned her name and fame.

Sonal Mansingh’s dancing career started in 1962 and in 1977, she founded centre for Indian Classical Dancers in New Delhi. Over the years, dance has taken her all over the world & brought her many awards including Padma Bhushan (1992), Sangeet Natak Academi Award in 1987, the Padma Vibhushan in 2003, Kalidas Samman of Madhya Pradesh Government in 2006, On April 21, 2007, she was conferred with Doctor of Science by G.B. Pant University, Uttrakhand at Pantnagar and Doctor of Literature by Sambalpur University.

A documentary film on her was made by Prakash Jha, titled ‘Sonal’, which won the National Film Award.