Sangeet Natak Akademi has selected 33 artists for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, 2012. These artists have been chosen to receive the Puraskar by the General Council of the Akademi at its meeting held on May 24, in New Delhi.

The artists selected will receive a purse of Rs 25,000.

The following is the list of awardees:

Music: Bhuvanesh Komkali and Kumar Somanath Mardur (Hindustani vocal); Savani Talwalkar (Hindustani Instrumental (tabla); Ranjani and Gayatri and Gayathri Girish (Carnatic vocal); Instrument: N. Guruprasad (ghatam), B.C. Manjunath (mridangam) and Anirudh Athreya (ganjira).

Dance: Uma Sathya Narayanan (Bharatanatyam); Anuj Mishra (Kathak); Kalamandalam Harinarayanan. A (Kathakali); Sinam Basu Singh (Manipuri); Vedantam Satya Narasimha Sastry (Kuchipudi); Yudhisthir Nayak (Odishi); Bhabananda Barbayan (Sattriya) and Preethi Balachandran Athreya (contemporary dance).

Theatre: Nalini Nihar Nayak, Asheish Nijhawan and Aditee Biswas (direction); Jasvir Kumar and Happy Ranajit (acting); Sandhya Gangadhar Salve and Nalini R. Joshi - Allied Theatre Arts (Costume Design); Gyandev Singh - Allied Theatre Arts (Lighting Design).

Traditional / Folk / Tribal Dance/ Music/ Theatre / Mime and Puppetry: Lakhwinder Wadali - folk music (Punjab); Firoze Khan Manganiyar - folk music (Rajasthan); Nandesh Vitthal Umap - folk music (Maharashtra); Ganesh Sampatrao Chandanshive - folk music -Tamasha (Maharashtra); Padmini Dora - folk music (Odisha); Vishaka Hari - Traditional music (Tamil Nadu); Bikrama Khakhlari - Bodo dance (Assam); Moumita Adak – Puppetry.