Shri Behera has earned laurels from many quarters. There
has been widespread recognition of his mastery over this
classical dance form of Odissi.
- The All India Critics Association Award, Calcutta
- The Orissa Sangeet Natak Academy Award
- The Sahitya Kala Parishad Award from Delhi
- The Vandana Arts' (Nritamani Award 1991)
- The International Development Award, from NISCD, Delhi