Madhavi Mudgal is a renowned dancer from India, an illustrious exponent of the Odissi tradition. She is the daughter of the late Professor Vinay Chandra Maudgalya, the founder of Gandharva Mahavidyalaya; one of the notable dance schools for Hindustani music and classical dance in New Delhi. Mudgal began her training under the guidance of Guru Harekrishna Behera and continued her training under Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra. Today, Mudgal is widely acclaimed for her deep insight into the art of choreography and her commitment to train and encourage new dancers to finer nuances of Odissi. She has toured extensively in both India and abroad, and is a recipient of the Padma Shri, Grande Medaille dela Ville by the city of Paris, the Sanskriti Award, Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Delhi Government’s Parishad Samman, Nritya Choodamani, and the Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the Government of France.