The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), now in its 14th year, continues to applaud the finest in Indian theatre and set benchmarks for excellence. Instituted by the Mahindra Group with the objective of becoming a significant platform for theatre across regions, states and dialects in India, META recognizes all aspects of the stage including playwriting, set, costume and light design, direction and performance. Over the years, META has given voice to diverse themes ranging from contemporary and pressing social issues, mythology, religion, gender, caste, politics, and classics, through the plays it has showcased. META aims to increase awareness and appreciation of...

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Theatre Production

3360
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Plays Submitted

3678

Artistes

26

States & Union Territories

What theatre veterans say about META

Best Play

TAAM, Manipur

Andha Yug (Hindi Adaptation)

Best Director

Swati Dubey

Agarbatti

Best Stage Design

Prakash Mangaldin Singh

Andha Yug (Hindi)

Best Light Design

Swati Dubey

Agarbatti

WINNER
2019

Best Innovative Sound Design

Debarati Majumdar

Andha Yug (Hindi)

Best Innovative Sound Design

Sumant Balakrishnan & Sudheer Rikhari

Loose Woman

Best Costume Design

Sajida

Andha Yug (Hindi)

Best Actor in a Lead Role (male)

Shrungha BV For Abhay

Kola

Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female)

Rukmini Sircar (Thakurain)

Agarbatti

Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female)

Anjana Balaji For Janani

Chandala, Impure

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (male)

Dharanidharan U For Aaya

Chandala, Impure

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Mallika Lokhande For Gandhari 1

Andha Yug (Gujarati Adaptation)

Best Original Script

Ashish Pathak

Agarbatti

Best Ensemble

Chillara Samaram

Best Choreography

Arun Lal

Chillara Samaram

Special Jury Mention

Bhagi Hui Ladkiyan