Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award


The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna is India’s highest award for achievement in sports and is named in honour of the Late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. It was started in 1991-92 and is awarded annually by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. As of 2014, the criteria for giving the award includes the performance in sports over a period of four years at international level.
Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Winners
YearNameSport
2019Bajrang PuniaFreestyle Wrestling
2019Deepa MalikParalympic
2018Virat KohliCricket
2018Saikhom Mirabai ChanuWeightlifting
2017Devendra JhajhariaParalympic
2017Sardara SinghHockey
2016Sakshi MalikWrestling
2016Jitu RaiShooting
2016Dipa KarmakarGymnastics
2016 P. V. SindhuBadminton
2015Sania MirzaTennis
2014No Award
2013Ronjan SodhiShooting
2012Yogeshwar DuttWrestling
2012Vijay KumarShooting
2011Gagan NarangShooting
2010 Saina NehwalBadminton
2009Sushil KumarWrestling
2009Vijender SinghBoxing
2009Mary KomBoxing
2008No Award
2007Mahendra Singh DhoniCricket
2006Manavjit Singh SandhuShooting
2005Pankaj AdvaniBilliards & Snooker
2004Rajyavardhan Singh RathorShooting
2003Anju Bobby GeorgeAthletics
2002Anjali BhagwatShooting
2002K. M. BeenamolAthletics
2001Abhinav BindraShooting
2000–2001Pullela GopichandBadminton
1999–2000Dhanraj PillayHockey
1997–1998Sachin TendulkarCricket
1996–1997Leander PaesTennis
1995–1996Kunjarani DeviWeightlifting
1994–1995Karnam MalleswariWeightlifting
1993–1994Pushpendra Kumar GargYachting
1993–1994Homi MotivalaYachting
1992–1993Geet SethiBilliards & Snooker
1991–1992Viswanathan AnandChess
1998–1999Jyotirmoyee SikdarAthletics