Natrang actor Vikrant Sharma is being conferred this year’s National Bilmillah Khan Yuva Sangeet Natak Academy Award in the field of Acting. He is going to create a history for being the first actor from the state of Jammu & Kashmir in the post India independence period who is being honored with this National recognition. Born in 1978 to G.C. Sharma and Satya Sharma, Vikrant started his humble journey in the year 1990 as a child artist in the play ‘Mere Hisse Ki Dhoop Kahan Hai’ written and directed by Balwant Thakur. Since then he has been working actively with Natrang theatre group as an actor & trainer. The entire world knows him for his mind-blowing lead role in the Dogri play ‘Ghumayee’ as hero which vibrated the world for his most outstanding performance. His memorable performances in ‘Ghumayee’ got standing ovation Internationally in Russia and Germany. In last 27 years he acted in more than 70 plays prominently amongst them included Ghumayee, Bhaag Beta Bhaag, Ek Tha Gadha urf Alladad Khan,Bawa Jitto, Aap Hamare Hain Kaun, Kanjoos, Fandi, Comedy of Terrors, Mere Hisse Ki Dhoop Kahan Hai, Mahabhoj, Holi, Bagia Banchha Ram ki, Lekhak, Suno Eh Kahani, Charan Das Chor etc. which count more than 1000 performances through out India and abroad. Participated in more than 80 National Theatre festivals organized by the prestigious organizations like Sangeet Natak Akademi, National School of Drama, ICCR, Nandikar, I.P.T.A., Nehru Center Mumbai, N.Z.C.C., Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal etc. Received a scholarship from the Department of Culture, Govt. of India to get training in Narrative music in Theatre for two years. Reached in the finals of Zee TV’s Close up Atankshari in the year 2000.Started RJing in 2007 with 92.7 BIG FM Jalandhar station and secured the Top position in the competition market, used to host show for the region and have performed in all the Time Bands as RJ. Working as Programming Head Jammu since 2010. Played over 20 National Basketball Championships representing J&K including Inter Universities. Also acted in few Bollywood Movies namely Apharan & Utthaan, Worked with renowned bollywood Directors like Prakash Jha, Ujjawal Chaterjee & Parvati Balagoplan. Presently Working as Programming Head 92.7 BIG FM Jammu and is working with Reliance Broadcast Network Limited since the last 9 years.