Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2023

President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu conferred Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the years 2022 and 2023 to 91 eminent artists (two joint awards) in the field of performing arts in the special investiture ceremony held today, i.e., 6th March 2024 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. Out of 94 artists selected for the Akademi Awards, three (3) artists could not attend the award ceremony due to ailing health. However, Akademi will arrange to deliver their plaque and other award material to them in the coming days. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2023 winners are:


Kalapini Komkali - Hindustani Vocal

Vinod Kumar Dwivedi - Hindustani Vocal

Harvinder Kumar Sharma - Hindustani Instrumental (Sitar)

Moinuddin Khan - Hindustani Instrumental (Sarangi)

Bombay Jayashri Ramnath - Carnatic Vocal

Shankar Sastry - Carnatic Vocal

Neyveli R. Narayanan - Carnatic Instrumental (Mridangam)

H. K. Venkataram - Carnatic Instrumental (Violin)

S. Sekhar - Creative & Experimental Music

Niladri Kumar - Creative & Experimental Music

L. V. Gangadhara Sastry - Other Major Traditions of Music (Sugam Sangeet)

Sangita Gosain - Other Major Traditions of Music (Odissi Music)


Urmila Sathyanarayanan - Bharatanatyam

Jagdish Sundarlal Gangani - Kathak

Margi Vijayakumar Nair - Kathakali

Latasana Devi - Manipuri

Maddali Usha Gayatri - Kuchipudi

Snehaprava Samantray - Odissi

Bhaben Borbayan - Sattriya

Pallavi Krishnan - Mohiniattam

Parikshit Mahato - Chhau

Nirupama Rajendra and T. D. Rajendra - Creative & Experimental Dance

Perini Prakash - Other Major Traditions of Dance and Dance Theatre (Periniattam)

Kalinath Mishra - Music for Dance


Asif Ali Haider Khan - Playwriting

Pali Bhupinder Singh - Playwriting

Surinder Sharma - Direction

Zahoor Alam - Direction

Anil Rastogi - Acting

Rajiv Verma - Acting

Anoop Joshi - Allied Theatre Arts (Lighting)

Sandeep Dutta - Allied Theatre Arts(Lighting)

Piyal Bhattacharya - Other Major Traditions of Theatre (Sanskrit Theatre)


Kanta Kashinath Gaude - Folk Music, Goa

Swapan Mukhopadhyay - Folk Music, West Bengal

Rakesh Bhatt - Folk Theatre/Music, Uttarakhand

Krishan Lal Sehgal - Folk Song, Himachal Pradesh

Bharat Sharma Vyas - Folk Music, Bihar

Helen Giri - Folk & Traditional Music, Meghalaya

Cheruthazham Kunhirama Marar - Traditional Music(Chenda), Kerala

Abdul Gaffar Dar Kanihami - Folk Music, Jammu & Kashmir

Jayantibhai Maganbhai Sharma - Instrument Making, Gujarat

K. Pajanivel - Martial Arts, Puducherry

Gurpreet Singh Khalsa - Martial Arts, Punjab


Gopalan Nair Venu (Venu. G) - Overall contribution in performing arts

Jagdish Trivedi - Scholarship in performing arts

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