Dr. Sonal Mansingh, was nominated by President of India to Rajya Sabha the Upper House of Indian Parliament in July 2018 in recognition of her life-long dedication and service to India’s arts. She is the recipient of Padma Vibhushan in 2003 from Shri APJ bdul Kalam and Padma Bhushan in 1992 from Shri R. Venkataraman. Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi nominated her as a NAVRATNA for Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission).
Her unique contribution has been her lifelong work using her knowledge to address socio-cultural issues through the chosen medium of dance, as a soloist, teacher, choreographer and motivational speaker.
As the Founder-President of Shri Kamakhya Kalapeeth (Centre for Indian Classical Dances, est. in 1977 at Delhi) she has trained several thousand talented students who are carrying the message of Indian culture globally. She teaches the Art as holistic concept combining music, yoga, Sanskrit and cultural traditions of India.