Sonal Mansingh Wiki | Biography | Age | DOB

Sonal Mansingh Wiki | Biography | Age | DOB

Sonal Mansingh Introduction:

Sonal Mansingh is a famous name in the dance industry of India. She is a guru of Indian classical dancer, Odissi, and Bharatanatyam dancing style. She born on 30 April 1944 in Mumbai,

Early life and background history:

At the age of four, she started learning Manipuri dance from a teacher, with her elder sister in Nagpur.

When she started going to Pandanallur School she started learning the Bharatanatyam dancing style from different gurus and at that time her age is 7 years old.

She completes his “Praveen and” and “Kovid” degrees from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in Sanskrit, therefore she completed the degree of B.A (Hons) in German Literature from Elphinstone College, Bombay.

When she enters at the age of 18 her real training of dance started. But her family conflict, then she decided to go to Bangalore, to learn the Bharatanatyam from the guru Chandrabhaga Devi and Prof. U. S. Krishna Rao.

In 1965 Sonal started learning Odissi from Kelucharan Mohapatra.

Sonal was married to a former Indian diplomat Lalit Mansingh, but later the couple decided to divorce. The dancing career of Sonal started in 1962, after her first debut in Mumbai.

Sonal Mansingh

Awards achievement:   


  • Padma Bhushan in 1992
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1987
  • Padma Vibhushan in 2003

Movie / Documentary:

The famous director Prakash Jha made a documentary on Sonal Mansingh and the title of the film was Sonal, hence this movie is created after the completion of 40 years in dancing. This film won the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film for the year.


Personal information:

Real name: Sonal Pakvasa

Date of birth: 30 April 1944

Age: 74

Nationality: Indian

Occupations: Indian Classical dancer, Icon of India

Husband Name: Lalit Mansingh

Career Started: 1961 – present