An MBA from IMT Ghaziabad and a PGD in dance from Kalakshetra Chennai, Swagata has a career spanning almost four decades in television and onstage theatre, music, public speaking, and dance, given her a holistic understanding of the performance arts, augmented by her directing and content production skills. She is a master trainer in education and soft skills; an experienced short film and documentary maker; has written scripts for plays and television serials/ promotional ads and stories for children; and has been running a multi discipline institute for the Performing Arts for 30 years. She has created and edited curriculum for courses in Theatre and Performing Arts for CBSE, post graduate courses of Journalism and Mass Communication for IGNOU, and Visharad & Alankar courses for Bharatanatyam for the Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal. Swagata is currently pursuing PhD from ISBM Bangalore and DLitt (Performing Arts) from Karnataka State Dr. Gangubhai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University.