Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards


  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Sangeet Natak Awards for the year 2018 was given by the Vice-President of India to the winners in the field of performing arts and fine arts.
  • The National Awards of Lalit Kala Akademi for the year 2021 were also given to winners at the same event held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship (Akademi Ratna) was given to four artists - Zakir Hussain (tabla maestro), Jatin Goswami (dancer and choreographer), Sonal Mansingh (dancer) and Thiruvidaimarudur Kuppiah Kalyanasundaram (dance teacher).
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards were given to 40 other artists.
  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship is the highest honour conferred by Sangeet Natak Akademi which is restricted to 40 numbers at any given time.

Facts to know:


  • The Sangeet Natak Akademi was established in 1952 functioning under the Ministry of Culture.
  • It is the India's national academy for music, dance and drama.
  • The Lalit Kala Academy was established in 1954.
  • The award were conferred to recognize individuals for their outstanding work in the field of art.
Fine Arts
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