President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2017 at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 6 February, 2019. As many as 42 artistes from different fields in five categories were awarded at the function.

Complete list of Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2017

MUSIC

Lalith J Rao (Hindustani Vocal)
Umakand & Ramakant Gundecha (Joint award – Hindustani Vocal)
Yogesh Samsi (Tabla)
Ranjendra Prasanna (Shehnai/Flute)
MS Sheela (Carnatic Vocal)
Suma Sudhindra (Carnatic Instrumental – Veena))
Thiruvar Vaidyanathan (Carnatic Instrumental – Mridangam)
Shashank Subramanyam (Carnatic Instrumental – Flute)
Madhurani: Sugam Sangeet
Haimanti Sukla: Sugam Sangeet
Gurnam Singh – Gurbani

DANCE

Rama Vaidyanathan: Bharatanatyam
Sobha Koser: Kathak
Madambi Subramanian Namboothiri: Kathakali
LN Oinam Ongbi Dhoni Devi: Manipuri
Deepika Reddy: Kuchipudi
Ramkrishna Talukdar: Sattriya
Janmejoy Sai Babu: Chhau
Ashit Desai: Music for Dance

THEATRE

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

Traditional/Folk/Tribal Music/Dance/Theatre and Puppetry

Anwar Khan Manganiyar- Folk Music, Rajasthan
Prakash Khandge- Folk Arts, Maharashtra
Jagannath Bayan- Traditional Music – Khol, Assam
Ramchandra Majhi- Folk Music, Bihar
Rakesh Tiwari- Folk Theatre, Chhattisgarh
Parvathy Baul- Folk Music (Baul), West Bengal
Saravjit Kaur- Folk Music, Punjab
KC Runremsangi- Folk Music, Mizoram
Mukund Nayak- Folk Music, Jharkhand
Sudip Gupta- Puppetry, West Bengal

Overall Contribution/Scholarship in the Performing Arts

Vijay Verma (Scholarship)
Sandhya Purecha (Overall Contribution – Dance)