Ranjana Gauhar a dancer par excellence is an internationally acclaimed Odissi dancer. Ranjana has travelled with her art of Odissi dance across the length and breadth of the country and has taken her art across the globe. A choreographer, teacher, and film producer, Ranjana has dedicated her entire life to this art form. For her contribution to dance, she has been honoured with many prestigious awards.

Padmashree Award

Ranjana Gauhar was presented with the PadmaShree Award in 2003 by Honb. President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, for her commitment, deep devotion and dedication to Odissi.

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Ranjana Gauhar was honoured with the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2007 for her contribution to the field of Odissi dance, by Honb. President  Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

Mahari Award

Mahari Award, 2007 by the Guru Pankaj Charan Odissi Research Foundation, Bhubhaneswar.

Anandshree Samman

Anandshree Samman 2016 by the Kalingayana Toutratrikam, Bhubneswar, Odisha.