Vishal Krishna was born in 1991 to a family of distinguished musicians. He is the 11th generation of a line of dancers in the Banaras tradition. Krishna received his first training at the age of 3 from his grandmother Dr. Sitara Devi and later from Pandit Ravi Shanker Mishra. He also received training under his father Mohan Krishna, a celebrated Kathak dancer. Krishna has performed all over India and received the Shringar Mani Award in 2007.