Soniya Chitrakar is a young Patua of Naya in Pingla, bearing the tradition with high enthusiasm. She started learning the art of Patachitra during her childhood from her mother, renowned Patua Jaba Chitrakar. Sonia has participated in exhibitions and events across India. She had visited Germany in 2018 where she had also participated in a workshop. She was awarded by the Rabindra Bharati University and has won a State Award in 2017.
Soniya Chitrakar had participated in the India Summer Days Festival, Germany, in July 2018. She exhibited her scrolls and narrated the tales through songs. She also conducted a workshop with children on the making of natural colours.