Veteran actor Akkineni Nageshwara Rao was conferred Padma Vibhushan award for 2010. Cricketer VVS Laxman, educationist Koneru Ramakrishna Rao, Professor Pullela Ramachandrudu awarded Padma Shri.
Playback singer SP Balasubramaniam and actress Waheeda Rahman conferred with Padma Bhushan. Rama Rao got Padma Vibhushan under science and technology. GV Krishna Reddy and Dr K Anji Reddy got Padma Bhushan awards from Andhra Pradesh.