The illustrious Awards Night of the 18th edition of the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards is scheduled to take place on 29th March 2023. This year, the META Secretariat received a whopping 394 plays, and after a rigorous selection process, we proudly presented the top 10 plays that were staged over a week at Kamani Auditorium and Shri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, New Delhi. The Awards Night will be a celebration of creativity and talent, where India’s best productions and theatre practitioners will be recognized and honoured across 13 categories and the coveted Lifetime Achievement Award will be given out.

Winners 2023

Best Stage Design

Mohit Takalkar


Best Light Design

Vikrant Thakar


Best Innovative Sound Design

Moirangthem Biseshwar Singh

The Departed Dawn

Best Costume Design

Devika Kale


Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male)

Bharat Dingri

Daklakatha Devikavya

Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)

Geetanjali Kulkarni

Lavani Ke Rang

Best Actor in a Lead Role (Male)

Santhosh Dindagur (Daklakatha Devikavya) + Victor Thoudam (The Departed Dawn)

Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female)

Shakuntala Bai Nagarkar

Lavani ke Rang

Best Choreography

Victor Thoudam

The Departed Dawn

Best Ensemble


Best Original Script

Chirag Khandelwal + Arvind Charan


Best Director

Mohit Takalkar


Best Production

Hunkaro directed by Mohit Takalkar