Padmashree Ranjana Gauhar, is a renowned Odissi dancer, guru and choreographer.

She is a multidimensional personality whose interests also include theatre,  painting and choreography.

Smt Ranjana Gauhar has been honoured with the prestigious Padmashree Award in 2003 for her longstanding services in the field of Odissi Dance.

She is also the recipient of the National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award from the President of India (2007), Senior Fellowship for her research in the temple tradition of Odissi dance by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, the Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award and Mahari Award in 2007 and many other accolades.