Monisa Nayak is an accomplished Kathak performer of the Jaipur Gharana. Her excellent command of rhythm, as well as her natural flair for profound expression, mark her performances and are critically acclaimed by connoisseurs.In recognition of her prodigious talent, versatility and dedication to the art form, she has been honored with National award Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Academy.
A disciple of Pandit Rajendra Gangani, and Post graduate from the National Institute, Kathak Kendra, Monisa is an A- Grade artiste of Delhi Doordarshan, and an empanelled artiste of the ICCR, Govt. of India. She has performed widely in major festivals; Khajuraho, Ananya,Tropentheatre,Milapfest etc, within and outside the country.Presently Monisa teaches at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya and her own Institution, Khanak Institute of Performing Arts at New Delhi.