Dipanwita Roy is an eminent Odissi Dancer and a disciple of the great Gurus Padmavibhushan Late Shri Kelucharan Mohapatra and Padmashree Late Shrimati Sanjukta Panigrahi. She has performed at major cultural centres in India and has extensively toured the U.S.A., U.K., France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark and Italy, where she undertook performances, workshops and demonstrations.
 In 1996, under a scholarship from the British Council Division at Calcutta, she attended the International Summer School at the renowned Laban Centre for Movement and Dance, London, where she studied Pilate’s body conditioning exercises, choreography and functional anatomy. In 1997, Dipanwita worked for a documentary film ‘YET TO SPROUT’ on destitute children of India, and in 2004 ‘GATEWAY TO HEAVEN’ on the Lord Jagannath Temple, Puri.
A regular performer for the National Television in India (Doordarshan), Dipanwita holds a Senior Diploma in Odissi (with distinction) from Prayag Sangeet Samiti, Allahabad. She has been awarded the title ‘SINGARMANI’ by Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai in 1986 and in 2009 she was awarded the prestigious ‘BHARAT NIRMAN AWARD’.
Apart from being a dancer, Dipanwita is also a painter. A 5-Year Degree in Commercial Art & Photography from the Government College of Art & Crafts, Kolkata, has enhanced her interpretation of the sculptural poses of the temples in India for her Odissi recitals.

Since 1984, Dipanwita is holding a school of Odissi dance, Shibaranjani. She has taught the nuances of Odissi to many students of Indian and foreign origins, some of whom have performed at many cultural programmes in India and in foreign countries, and have themselves become dancers of repute.

For the last 5 years, under Project Shakti, Shibaranjani is also training under-privileged girls in red light areas and slums of Kolkata, and providing assistance for their education, nutrition, hygiene and well-being. Besides several public performances, in January 2014 the girls showcased their talents in the presence of the renowned feminist Gloria Steinem, in Shakti, a programme for the awareness of violence against women and sex-trafficking.