Smt. Prathibha Prahlad is the recipient of numerous awards and titles. The Govt. of India has honored her with the PADMASHRI (2016) in recognition of her yeoman service to the arts. She is the youngest recipient of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for dance (2001). She has also received the Karnataka State Government Award (2001), Karnataka Kalasri (1997).
Besides these, several governmental, semi-governmental and private organizations have conferred honors and titles on her. Most recent being MSME Award for Outstanding Woman Entrepreneur in Culture, PHD. Chamber Samman for Outstanding leadership in the Arts, BHARAT SHIROMANI, NRITYA SHIROMANI, OUTSTANDING WOMAN in LEADERSHIP & ARTS from Women Economic Forum and Humanitarian & Leadership Award from Prasanna Trust. She was voted Bangalore’s Woman Of The Decade in 2000.
A post graduate degree in Mass Communications and an enviable experience in the performance, print and television media add to her distinction as an arts interlocutor. Prathibha writes articles in leading newspapers and is a frequent invitee to seminars and other academic activities nationally and internationally. She has produced, directed and acted in television serials. Prathibha Prahlad has also authored books on dance & other related subjects. Her book on Bharatanatyam was the No 1 bestseller on Amazon for 10 years after it was published & has been reprinted several times.
Prathibha Prahlad is a highly respected speaker at TEDx and memorial talks at Universities and educational institutions.
Prathibha Prahlad receiving Padma Shri award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 2016.
Prathibha Prahlad receiving award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in 1995
Prathibha Prahlad and the artists who received the Prestigious Sangeet Natya Academy Award 2001