Shrimati Sanjenbam Karuna Devi was born on 31 August 1981 in Lamsang, Manipur. She received her training in Manipuri dance from Shri Thingbaijam Babu Singh. She obtained a diploma and post-diploma from Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal. Shrimati Sanjenbam Karuna Devi is a recipient of scholarships from the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), and the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She is a graded artist of Prasar Bharati. She has participated in national and international seminars and festivals. In recognition of her talent, she was honoured with the J.B. Patel Award by Anjika Society for Manipuri Dance, Kolkata. Shrimati Sanjenbam Karuna Devi is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for her notable talent in the field of Manipuri dance.