Sangeet Natak Akademi respects every year famous experts of music, move and theater as likewise the individuals who serve these expressions with unique excellence in different limits. Akademi respects – Akademi Ratna and Akademi Puraskar – have been given from 1952, which not just symbolize the most astounding standard of brilliance and accomplishments on a national premise yet in addition perceive the supported individual work of the most noteworthy expert request and commitment to the training and energy about these expressions through instructing and grant. Akademi Ratna Fellow might be presented, according to the current protected arrangement under Rule 12vi of the Rules and Regulations of the Akademi, which peruses as under:
"To choose, by a greater part of no less than three – fourth of the individuals present and voting, artistes of exceptional legitimacy in the field of Music, Dance and Drama or such people as have rendered remarkable support of the reason for music, move and show through their grant, research or unique commitments as Fellows of the Akademi, if they have been suggested for the race by the Executive Board and gave facilitate the quantity of Fellows should at no time surpass thirty. Akademi Awards might be given on prominent specialists, masters and researchers of music, move and theater for managed singular accomplishment of high expert request.