The government announced the Padma award, in which Telugu people have got the PadmaVibhushan and Padmasri awards. Media baron Ramoji Rao is got the Padma Vibhushan from the state of Andhra Pradesh. Telangana Brand Ambassador, Ace Tennis star Sania Mirza and ace shuttler Saina Nehwal got the Padma Bhushan award. From the film industry, Baahubali director SS Rajamouli received the Padmasri.
In other side, South Indian Super Star Rajinikanth, former Jammu and Kashmir governor Jagmohan and spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. Reliance Industries founder late Dhirubhai Ambani was awarded the Padma Vibhushan posthumously. Former Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher and singer Udit Narayan were awarded the Padma Bhushan. Former US ambassador to India Robert D Blackwill, sportspersons Saina Nehwal and Sania Mirza and Indu Jain of Bennett, Coleman & Co were given the Padma Bhushan. Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam, actors Ajay Devgn and Priyanka Chopra will be awarded the Padma Shri.