Margi Vijayakumar at Margi, Thiruvananthapuram on 16th June 2009.
May 30, 1960 |
Thonnakkal, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
|Other names||Margi Vijayakumar|
|Occupation||Kathakali Actor, Actor|
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Margi Vijayakumar is a noted Kathakali artiste who has specialised in female roles in the classical dance-drama from Kerala, south India. A prominent disciple of the late Padma Shri Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair, he has gained name in his poised handling of Purana characters like Damayanti, Panchali, Mohini and Kunti, mostly opposite star dancer Kalamandalam Gopi.
The 1960-born Vijayakumar, a native of Thonnakkal in Thiruvananthapuram district, was initially trained under Thonnakkal Peethambaran, Inchakkattu Ramachandran Pillai and Mankulam Vishnu Namboodiri. Equally at ease with choreographically dense roles and those that more profile the Kathakali character, many buffs consider Vijayakumar as a legitimate successor to septuagenarian Kottakkal Sivaraman. Vijayakumar lives in Kudavoor near Thiruvananthapuram.
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