|Awarded for||Best in the arts|
|Presented by||Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram|
The Kalaimamani is an award in Tamil Nadu state, India. These awards are given by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram (literature, music and theatre) for excellence in the field of art and literature.
The awardees are felicitated by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu State, every year, at a ceremony.
The Tamil Nadu government has appointed poet Ilaya Bharathi as the secretary of Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram. Film director Rama Narayanan is its president.
Awardees by year
- Film Personalities: Sukumari
- Music: Swarnalatha
- Film Personalities:Ajith Kumar, Palani bharathi, Prashanth Thyagarajan, Meena, Vijay, Napoleon, Thangar Bachan
- Music : Vairamangalam Lakshmi Narayanan, Manakkal S. Rangarajan, M. A. Sundareswaran, Madurai T. Srinivasan, T. M. Krishnamurthy, R. Kalyanaraman, Rajalakshmi Narayanan, S. Sashank, Seetha Doraiswamy, Adyar S. Jayaraman, Thirunageswaram T. R. Govindarajan, Valayapatti S. Malarvannan, P. V. N. Nadhamani, K. Somu, Karandhai G. Damodaran, Rathinasabapathy Desikar.
- Music: P. S. Narayanaswamy, Meera Sivaramakrishnan, Ramani, Vaikkom R. Gopalakrishnan, S. Venkataraman, T. S. Vasudeva Rao, A. C. Jayaraman, S. Kasim, Kovai Natarajan, S. Sundar.
- Music: Sulochana Pattabhiraman, Nagai R. Muralidharan, S. Ravindaran, Mannargudi A. Eswaran, R. Raman, H. Ramakrishnan, Mannargudi M. S. K. Sankaranarayanan, Denkanikotta Mani, Purisai Arunagiri.
- Dance::Film Personalities:Simran
Iyal (Literature): 4 artists and Tamil scholars
Bharatanatyam exponents: 10
Stage artists: 4, including Crazy Mohan
Film Personalities: 10, including Vikram, Sneha, C.R. Saraswathi and P. Vasu
Singers: 5 Ballad and 4 singers
|Actress||Asin Thottumkal, Meera Jasmine, Saroja Devi|
|Art Director||P. Krishnamurthy|
|Dancer||Aishwarya Dhanush, Sangeetha Kapilan|
|Director||Cheran, Sundar C|
|Musician||Embar Kannan, Harris Jayaraj, Maharajapuram Srinivasan, Sivamani, "Thavil Kalaingar" Thalachangadu T. M. Ramanathan|
26 artistes got Kalaimamani awards for year 2010. They include actors Nayantara, Tamanna,Mrs.Sujatha Peer Mohamed ( Barathanatiyam Dancer) Anushka and Arya, Carnatic vocalist Gayathri Girish, Veena players Rajhesh Vaidhya and S.Srinivasan, dramatist Prasanna Ramaswamy, spiritual orators Mangaiyarkkarasi and S Sathyaseelan, and Tamil scholar Tamizhannal and Dindigul I. Leoni.
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- "Kalaimamani awards for 123 artists". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- "Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram". Government of Tamil Nadu.
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