A distinguished practitioner of Odissi; Ms. Sujata Mohapatra made her initial foray into the dancing arena in her early childhood. Born into a rich cultural background, she grew up in an artistic environment that delicately nourished her creativity and brought out her innate interest in dance.
As the disciple and daughter- in-law of the Late Guru Padmabibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra, the legendary exponent of Odissi, she was blessed enough to inherit his ardent devotion and blind passion for the classical dance form. The eighteen years of rigorous training under the guidance of her Guru, had eventually moulded her into a graceful performer from a devoted and diligent disciple. She has also learnt Odissi and attended research work at the Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneshwar.
Apart from being an excellent performer; Ms. Sujata
Mohapatra is also actively involved in teaching Odissi. Presently, she
holds the designation as the Principal of ‘Srjan’ (Odissi Nrityabhasa),
a prime Odissi dance institution founded by Late Guru Padmabibhushan Kelucharan