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Complete list of Khel Ratna | Arjun Award | Padma Shri | and Dronacharya Awardees 2021

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Being a sportsperson is indeed a tough job, but once an athlete starts climbing the ladder of success, then there’s no end to it. Athletes around the world play for many factors, keeping aside money, they play for recognition and fame. Hence in order to give a token of credit to these athletes, every year National awards are presented to commemorate and honour sporting prowess. Here’s the list of all the awards that are given to athletes and coaches, who made our country proud.

List of Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award

It is granted for a sports person’s most remarkable contribution in the field of sporting events over the past four years.

S.no Name of the SportspersonSports 
1.Neeraj ChopraAthletics
2.Ravi KumarWrestling
3.Lovlina BorgohainBoxing
4.Sreejesh P.RHockey
5.Avani LekharaPara Shooting
6.Sumit AntilPara Athletics
7.Pramod BhagatPara Badminton
8.Krishna NagarPara-Badminton
9.Manish NarwalPara Shooting
10.Mithali RajCricket
11.Sunil ChhetriFootball
12.Manpreet SinghHockey

List of Arjun Awards 

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It is granted in recognition of exceptional performance over the previous four years.

S.no Name of the SportspersonSports 
1.Arpinder SinghAthletics
2.Simranjit KaurBoxing
3.Shikhar DhawanCricket
4.CA Bhavani DeviFencing
6.Vandana KatariyaHockey
7.Sandeep NarwalKabaddi
9.Himani UttamParabMallakhamb
10.Abhishek VermaShooting
11.Ankita RainaTennis
12.Deepak PuniaWrestling
13.Dilpreet SinghHockey
14.Harman Preet SinghHockey
15.Rupinder Pal SinghHockey
16.Surender KumarHockey
17.Amit RohidasHockey
18.Birendra LakraHockey
20.Nilakanta SharmaHockey
21.Hardik SinghHockey
22.Vivek Sagar PrasadHockey
23.Gurjant SinghHockey
24.Mandeep SinghHockey
25.Shamsher SinghHockey
26.Lalit Kumar UpadhyayHockey
27.Varun KumarHockey
28.Simranjeet SinghHockey
29.Yogesh NathuniyaPara Athletics
30.Nishad KumarPara Athletics
31.Praveen Kumar Para Athletics
32.Suhas YathirajPara Badminton
33.SinghrajAdhanaPara Shooting
34.Bhavina PatelPara Table Tennis
35.Harvinder SinghPara Archery
36.Sharad KumarPara Athletics

List of Padma Shri

Padma Shri, often spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian honor in the Union of India, following the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, and Padma Bhushan.

S.no Player StateSport 
1.P. AnithaTamil NaduBasketball
2.Mouma DasWest BengalTable Tennis 
3.Madhavan NambiarKeralaAthletics: Coach 
4.Sudha Hari Narayan SinghUttar PradeshTrack and Field
5.Virender SinghHaryanaWrestler
6.K. Y. VenkateshKarnatakaPara athlete 
7.Anshu JamsenpaArunachal PradeshMountaineer

List of Dronacharya Awards Winners 2021

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It is given to coaches who consistently perform excellent and honorable work.

Life-Time Category

Name of the CoachDiscipline
T. P. OusephAthletics
Sarpal SinghHockey
Ashan KumarKabaddi
Tapan Kumar PanigrahiSwimming

Regular Category

Name of the CoachDiscipline
Radhakrishnan Nair PAthletics
Pritam SiwachHockey
Jai PrakashNautiyalPara Shooting
Subramanian RamanTable Tennis

List of  Dhyan Chand Award Winners 2021

Lekha K.C.Boxing
Abhijit KunteChess
Davinder Singh GarchaHockey
Vikas KumarKabaddi
Sajjan SinghWrestling


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Abhishek Mishra
Greetings, I'm Abhishek Mishra, a passionate sports writer, and football fanatic. Currently, I'm pursuing Bachelor's in Journalism and Mass Communication from GGSIPU, DELHI. I have a keen interest in sports and I aspire to become a sports journalist. I want to work in the overall development of sports and also work towards the grassroots and athlete recognition of our country.


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