Ms Alokananda Roy is a classical dancer, dance educationist, choreographer and social worker.
Ms Roy is a cultural icon in Bengal as also elsewhere across the globe. She has had an amazing journey over the course of 50 years on the professional stage where she made her debut at the tender age of four. Ms Roy had her formal training under Ms Manjulika Das; Bharat Natyam under Mr Maruthappa Pillai, and Odissi under Ms Sanjukta Panigrahi.
She also has a diploma in Rabindra Sangeet from Dakshinee; a political science honours degree from Calcutta University; a certificate of excellence in vocal music from Dakshinee; a diploma in pianoforte from Trinity College London; training in classical ballet Russian style from Calcutta School of Music; Miss Calcutta Title in 1969; Miss India first runner up in 1969; The Sanskrit Parishad Award; The Gold Medal of Shri Shikshayatan College, as well as honorary citizenship of the city of Clarksville, USA.