Sasmita panda senior exponent of Odissi Dance desciple of Guru Ashis Kumar Das and Padmasree Kumkum Mohanty. Received state and national youth award from Govt of Odisha and Govt of India. National senior scholarship and junior fellowship from Ministry of Culture. Professional qualifications": B Vishard, Nrutya Bhaskar, Nrutya Shastri from recognised University and board. Empanelled artist of ICCR, Doordarshan, Song n Drama Division ,Govt of India. Working as principal of Odissi Nrutya Mandal one of the front line institute of Odisha. Examiner at Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademy. Jury member of Film Censor Board and received many awards from recognised body of India and also have done many performance in prestigious festivals inside and outside the country.