Born on 15 June 1975, Shrimati Pallabi De received
her initial training in Kathak dance under Shrimati
Kanan Sen, and further training under Pt. Birju
Maharaj at Kalashram, New Delhi. Recipient of a
National Scholarship from the Ministry of Culture,
Government of India to learn dance, she has also
studied Hindustani classical music from Sunirmal
Pallabi is a postgraduate in Economics. She has travelled widely and performed within the country and abroad, at the Kathak Utsav organized by the Kathak Kendra, New Delhi; New Talent festival, West Bengal Sangeet Academy; Rashtriya Kathak Sansthan, Lucknow; Nritya Pratibha, Shimla, organized by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi; Nehru Centre, London; and at the Lowry Theatre, Manchester. As part of the Kalashram nd repertory, she has participated in the 2 Asia Arts Festival, China; World Music Theatre Festival, Holland, etc. She has received the title of Sangeet Praveen from the Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahabad.
Shrimati Pallabi De is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for her talent in the field of Kathak dance.