Kumkum Mohanty

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Kumkum Mohanty
Born (1946-09-10) 10 September 1946 (age 72)
Cuttack, Odisha
Nationality Indian
Education Graduate, Pol. Sc.
Alma mater Utkal University
Occupation Administrator
Children 2
Awards Padma Shri
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award
Website www.geetagovinda.in

Kumkum Mohanty (born 10 September 1946) is an Odishi dancer.

Mohanty was born at Cuttack.[1] She received training from Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra at Kala Vikash kendra.[2] She is recognised for abhinaya.[3] She has worked as the special secretary (Culture) to the Government of Odisha.[4] After her retirement in 2004, she started her dance school Geeta govinda in 2006, in Bhubaneshwar.Currently she joined as an Adjunct Professor at School of Humanities, Social Sciences & Management, IIT Bhubaneswar



  1. ^ "SRJAN, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Odissi Nrityabasa". srjan.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Born on September 10, 1946 to a family at Cuttack
  2. ^ "Kumkum Mohanty". orissadiary.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Kumkum Mohanty received her training in Odissi dance at Kala Vikash Kendra under the tutelage of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
  3. ^ Panda, Namita (1 September 2011). "Fest follows guruji's footsteps". telegraphindia.com. Calcutta, India. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Kumkum is widely recognised for her immaculate abhinaya (a dance form) in Odissi.
  4. ^ "Kumkum Mohanty". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Shrimati Mohanty is also the Special Secretary (Culture) to the Government of Orissa.
  5. ^ "Orissa: Srjan announces Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award to Gloria, Kumkum Mohanty, Oriya Orbit". orissadiary.com. 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Kumkum Mohanty to get Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2011.
  6. ^ "Padma Awards Directory (1954-2009)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs (India). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-10. 64 Smt. Kumkum Mohanty PS OR Art
  7. ^ "SNA: Awardeeslist:: (Dance -Odissi)". sangeetnatak.gov.in. Archived from the original on 31 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Kumkum Mohanty 1994
  8. ^ "The Hindu : Other States / Orissa News : Kumkum Mohanty conferred 'Nrutyangada Samman'". hindu.com. Chennai, India. 8 January 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2013. Kumkum Mohanty was conferred the 2nd ‘Nrutyangada Samman'

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