Kalaimamani

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Kalaimamani
Awarded for Best in the arts
Country India
Presented by Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram
First awarded 1954

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 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[edit]

1991[edit]

Film Personalities: Sukumari

1994[edit]

Music: Swarnalatha

1997[edit]

Music:K. S. Chithra, Jayachandran

1998[edit]

Film Personalities:Ajith Kumar, Palani bharathi, Prashanth Thiagarajan, Meena, Vijay, Napoleon, Thangar Bachan

1999[edit]

Film Personalities:Simran
Bharatanatyam:Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala

2000[edit]

Music
Nithyasree Mahadevan

2001[edit]

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.

2002[edit]

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.

2003[edit]

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[1][2]

2004[edit]

Iyal (Literature): 4 artists and Tamil scholars
Musicians: 26
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[3]

2005[edit]

Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson, stage artist Bombay Gnanam, film personalities Surya Sivakumar, Jyothika, Vadivelu, Eyal - G. Gnanasambandam , Hariharan and Anuradha Sriram.[3][4]

2006[edit]

This year there were a few film personalities awarded with Kalaimamani and out of those was Navya Nair, Silambarasan Rajendar and Trisha Krishnan

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalaimamani awards announced". The Hindu. 10 October 2003. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Country's traditional arts should be preserved". The Times of India. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Kalaimamani Awards for 123 persons announced". The Hindu. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Kalaimamani awards for 123 artists". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

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