Dr. Mahananda Kanjilal is a distinguised and internationally recognised Kathak Dancer, choreographer of India. She performed in many classical conferences all over India in last two decades. She has also performed in many festivals in foreign countries like Spain, Italy, Germany, Tokyo and Srilanka. She is the recipient of many national and international awards and national Scholarship of Government of India.She has a registered group NRITYA NIRJHAR which has produced many dance productions like Rhythmic Blend of Kathak and Bharat Natyam, Tal Rangam, Azizun- A Freedom Fighter), Nora ( based on Dolls House) Manabi, Ardha Nariswar, Megha Mallar, Vidrohi and many others. Apart from her dance career , she is a Prof. of Economics of University of Calcutta.