Kalki Subramaniam, who holds double Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, and International Relations, is the first transgender woman to star in a major film, Narthagi.
Neha Kirpal, founder-director of the annual event – India Art Fair has been awarded for Excellence in Arts.
A spinal tumour left Deepa paralysed waist-below in 1999. After six years of being in the wheelchair, she turned to para-sports. Deepa, who received the Arjuna Award 2012 at the age of 42, holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature, and is now a para-sports coach with the Haryana Sports Department.
Leading boxer of the national team, Pwilao Basumatary has been awarded for Excellence in Sports.
Sreejata Roy is a visual artist and a community art practitioner and has been nominated for Women of Worth awards for Arts category.
Oinam Bembem Devi has represented the Manipur state football team for the last 22 years and has been nominated for Women of Worth awards for Sports category.