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The Sangeet Natak Akademi is India’s national academy for music, dance, drama, and promote the vast cultural heritage of India. It is the first National Academy of the arts set-up by the Republic of India.


The General Council also selected 44 artists and overall contribution/scholarship in the performing arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2018. The 44 artistes include three joint awards. The Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards will be conferred by the President at a special investiture ceremony.


The article Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2019 explains about the List of Awards Winners, Different Categories of different roles, and Prize Money to the Winners.


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Sangeet Natak Akademi was set up by the Indian education ministry on 31\(^{st}\) May 1952 and became functional the following year, with the appointment of its first chairman, Dr. P. V. Rajamannar. Dr Rajendra Prasad, the first President of India, inaugurated it on 28\(^{th}\) January 1953 in a special function held in the Parliament House. These functions are set down in the Akademi’s Memorandum of Association, adopted at its registration as a society on 11\(^{th}\) September 1961. The academy’s Fellowship and Award are considered very prestigious. And also carries purse money of Rs. 3,00,000/- and Rs. 1,00,000/- respectively besides a shawl and Tamrapatra..


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The Akademi Awards includes different types of Categories. They are:

    1. Music
    2. Dance
    3. Theatre
    4. Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre and Puppetry


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Artist Music
Mani Prasad Hindustani – Vocal
Madhup Mudgal Hindustani – Vocal
Tarun Bhattacharya Hindustani – Instrumental(Santoor)
Tejendra Narayan Majumdar Hindustani – Instrumental(Sarod)
Alamelu Mani Carnatic – Vocal
Malladi Suribabu Carnatic – Vocal
S. Kasim & S. Babu (Joint Award) Carnatic – Instrumental(Nagaswaram)
Ganesh & Kumaresh (Joint Award) Carnatic – Instrumental(Violin)
Suresh Wadkar Other Major Traditions(Sugam Sangeet)
Shanti Hiranand Other Major Traditions(Sugam Sangeet)
H. Ashangbi Devi Other Major Traditions(Nata Sankirtana)

Artist Dance
Radha Sridhar Bharatanatyam
Ishira & Maulik Shah (Joint Award) Kathak
Akham Lakshmi Devi Manipuri
Pasumurthy Ramalinga Sastry Kuchipudi
Surupa Sen Odissi
Tankeswar Hazarika Borbayan Sattriya
Gopika Varma Mohiniattam
Tapan Kumar Pattanayak Chhau
Deepak Mazumdar Contemporary Dance

Artist Theatre
Rajiv Naik Playwriting
Laltluangliana Khiangte Playwriting
SanjayAUpadhyay Direction
S. Raghunandana Direction
Suhas Joshi Acting
Teekam Joshi Acting
Swapan Nandy Mime
Bhagawat A.S. Nanjappa Other Major Traditions(Yakshagana)
A.M. Parameswaran Kuttan Chakkiyar Other Major Traditions(Kutiyattam)

Artist Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre & Puppetry
Malini Awasthi Folk Music
Gazi Khan Barna Folk Music – Khartal
Narendar Singh Negi Folk Song
Mohd. Sadiq Bhagat Folk Theatre – Bhand Pather
Kota Sachidanand Shastry Harikatha
Arjun Singh Dhruve Folk Dance
Somnath Battu Folk Music
Anupama Hoskere Puppetry – String
Hem Chandra Goswami Mask Making


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