Shrimati Monisa Nayak was born on 5 July 1979 at New Delhi. She was trained in Kathak under Shri Rajendra Gangani and obtained Post Diploma from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. She has received the National Talent Research Scholarship to study Kathak from the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Shrimati Monisa Nayak has performed in many festivals including Nritya Pratibha, Kathak Mahotsav, Lucknow Mahotsava, Taj Mahotsava, Sikkim Festival and Golden Jubilee Celebrations. She also got opportunity to present her art in Holland, Belgium, Polland, Spain, Norway, Austria, Germany, U.K., Italy, Singapore, Malaysia and Switzerland. She has been duly rewarded for her talent with ‘Sangeet Kala Ratna’. She is presently teaching at Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi.
Shrimati Monisa Nayak is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2009 for her notable talent in the field of Kathak.