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Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards – List of Winners

Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar

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Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards

  • Given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. 
  • Highest Indian recognition given to practicing artists in the categories of music, dance, theatre, other traditional arts and puppetry, and for contribution/scholarship in performing arts.
  • Given since 1952
  • It symbolizes not only the highest standard of excellence and achievements, but also recognizes sustained individual work and contribution.
  • The award carries a cash prize of ₹ 1 lakh, a Tamrapatra (brass plaque) and Angavastram (shawl). 

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Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar 2017 – List of Winners

Music

Category

Winner

Carnatic Instrumental Music — Flute Shashank Subramanyam
Carnatic Instrumental Music — Mridangam Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan
Carnatic Instrumental Music — Veena Suma Sudhindra
Carnatic Vocal Music M.S. Sheela
Hindustani Instrumental — Shehnai/Flute Rajendra Prasanna
Hindustani Instrumental Music — Tabla Yogesh Samsi
Hindustani Vocal Music Lalith J. Rao
Hindustani Vocal Music Umakant Gundecha & Ramakant Gundecha (Joint Award)
Other Major Traditions Of Music — Gurbani Gurnam Singh
Other Major Traditions Of Music — Sugam Sangeet Madhurani
Other Major Traditions Of Music — Sugam Sangeet Haimanti Sukla

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Dance

Category

Winner

Bharatanatyam Rama Vaidyanathan
Chhau Janmejoy Sai Babu
Kathak Shobha Koser
Kathakali Madambi Subramanian Namboothiri
Kuchipudi Deepika Reddy
Manipuri L.N. Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi
Music For Dance Ashit Desai
Odissi Sujata Mohapatra
Sattriya Ramkrishna Talukdar

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Theatre

Category

Winner

Acting Hema Singh
Acting Deepak Virat Tiwari
Acting Anil Tickoo
Allied Theatre Arts — Lighting Avtar Sahni
Allied Theatre Arts — Stagecraft Nuruddin Ahmed
Direction Sunil Ganesh Shanbag
Direction Bapi Bose
Other Major Traditions Of Theatre — Shumang Leela Shougrakpam Hemanta Singh
Playwriting Abhiram Damodar Bhadkamkar

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Other Traditional / Folk / Tribal Music / Dance / Theatre And Puppetry

Category

Winner

Folk Arts, Maharashtra Prakash Sahadeo Khandge
Folk Music (Baul), West Bengal Parvathy Baul
Folk Music, Bihar Ramchandra Manjhi
Folk Music, Jharkhand Mukund Nayak
Folk Music, Mizoram K.C. Runremsangi
Folk Music, Punjab Sarvjeet Kaur
Folk Music, Rajasthan Anwar Khan Manganiyar
Folk Theatre, Chhattisgarh Rakesh Kumar Tiwari
Puppetry, West Bengal Sudip Gupta
Traditional Music — Khol, Assam Jagannath Bayan

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Overall Contribution / Scholarship

Category

Winner

Overall Contribution — Dance Sandhya Purecha
Scholarship Vijay Verma

That’s all from us in this blog. Hope you all find the list of Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar useful in your preparation. 

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