Dr. Mandakranta Roy is a leading soloist in Bharatanatyam from Tripura and is trained in Hindustani classical music and Rabindra Sangeet. She is a Gold medalist in Botany at graduation level and later went on to complete her PhD in the same subject. Roy is also a recipient of Sangeet Ratna title in Rabindra Nritya and is a silver medalist from Bangiya Parishad Board. Blessed to be a disciple of Padma Bhushan Prof. C. V. Chandrasekhar, Roy started her initial training at a very tender age from Guru Smt. Hira Dey at Kalatirtha, Agartala and later under Guru Dr. Thankamani Kutty, Kalamandalam Kolkata. She has also attended several workshops conducted by veteran gurus like Padmashri Leela Samson, Rama Vaidyanathan, Sri P. T. Narendran, Sri Khagendra Nath Barman, Dr. Vasant Kiran and Pandit Birju Maharaj. An A+ graded empanelled artiste of Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, an empanelled artiste in the workshop and demonstration programme of SPIC MACAY and also awarded with Junior Research Fellowship in Bharatanatyam by CCRT, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Roy has performed in several prestigious festivals including Horizon Series Festival by ICCR, Navodit Festival, Octave Festival and Sahitya Sabha Festival by EZCC, Marghazi Festival by Kuchipudi Art Academy, 25th Guru Pankaj Charan Utsav and has received several awards and titles. A regular performer at Doordarshan Kendra, Agartala, Roy is also associated with theatre and has performed in lead roles in many prestigious national and international theatre festivals including those organized by Sangeet Natak Academi and National School of Drama. She was twice nominated by ICA Dept. of Tripura for Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in 2009 and 2010. In 2016, Roy was interviewed for her versatility on Multiple Aspects of a Woman in the programme Good Evening India by DD National, New Delhi. Apart from being a Taxonomist, Mandakranta always had a keen inclination towards Indian classical art forms, culture and aesthetics. To her, Bharatanatyam is more than a dance form; it is a way of life.