Gunasekaran Sundarraj

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Gunasekaran Sundarraj
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Born Gunasekaran
(1981-10-31) 31 October 1981 (age 36)
Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Residence Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
Occupation Artist, software engineer, miniature artist, short film director and documentary film, social worker
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s)
  • Sudha Dhanapal
Parent(s)
  • Muthusamy Sundarraj
  • Umayal Sundarraj
Relatives
  • Rohinimaniammai Rajarajan (Sister)
Awards Prestigious Sardar Vallabhai Patel
Website www.indianyoungachiever.in

Shri Gunasekaran Sundarraj is an Indian Miniature artist known for his talent in painting and sculpting on grains and articles like grains of rice, mustard, sago, poppy seeds, pencil tips and anything that catches his attention. His talent has led to a number of achievements in Miniature Art. In the year 2012, he won the Sardar Patel Awards, an International Award. He was honored with the title of ‘Shri’ recently.

Some of his popular and outstanding works include: an art of Mahatma Gandhi on a poppy seed, the world map drawn on a mustard seed, 700 various pictures drawn on a stamp size card and a visiting card, 1800 various pictures drawn on a post card. Gunasekaran Sundarraj has also painted one of the world wonders, the Taj Mahal, on a grain of rice.

It is said that these miniature arts are done without the help of any microscope or lens, while drawing. But his works are so intricate that it can be viewed by others only through magnifying lens.

Gunasekaran Sundarraj's latest achievement is that he has drawn 50 leaders on a grain of rice and 1800 pictures on a post card.

Early years and personal life[edit]

Gunasekaran was born on 31 October 1981 to Mr.Sundarraj, a retired bank manager and Mrs.Umayal, a home maker, in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. He is the grandson of a painter and photographer popularly known as Photo Balu in Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu. He did his schooling from class 1 to class 6 in St. Mira's High School, Bangalore. He completed the remaining years of his schooling in National College Higher Secondary School in Trichy. He graduated from Srimad Andavan Arts & Science College, Trichy, Tiruchirappalli. His family lives in Tiruchirappalli.

His artistic talent was inborn but it was not identified or promoted during the early years of his life. He received his inspiration and motivation from the paintings of his grandfather and learnt from them. Later, seeing his interest, he was encouraged by his parents.

His love for painting started at the age of three, when he retouched the painting of an old advertisement for Bata Shoes, kept aside by his grandfather. Gradually his interest in painting increased and he started proving himself by painting on charts. He participated and won prizes in a number of drawing, painting, sketching competitions at school and district level.

It was one such school art exhibition which made him turn his attention towards miniature arts. At the exhibition, Guna was disappointed by the spectators who dismissed his painting as yet another painting in the school exhibition. It motivated and created a fire in him to paint something which was one of a kind and would stand out to the visitors. The experience at this school exhibition and his habit of painting on the corners of the papers/charts inspired him to transform his works into miniature art. When he was in class 7, he started his art on rice.

In 1997, when he was in 9th standard his works were noticed by the people around him after he drew 700 pictures on a single post card and 50 leaders on a grain of rice.

Beliefs[edit]

Gunasekaran practices Hinduism and is a devotee of the Lord Shiva. He believes that the Lord Shiva is behind his success and leads him in all that he does. Hard work, sincerity and dedication are his mantra for success.

Career[edit]

Gunasekaran is working in a private concern in Bangalore. He is the founder of Indian Young Achiever, Indian Achiever Book Of Records and Asia World Records. He is associated with ARD Trust and aims to bring more young achievers to the limelight. Gunasekaran has said that he is researching more on fine arts to add more creativity to his work and he is encouraging other students to try this type of art.

Ambition[edit]

His long term ambition is to set as many record as possible in the field of miniature art. He is trying to increase the number of pictures that he draws on postcards and grains of rice. He is also experimenting with painting on hair using a normal brush.

Miniature arts[edit]

S. No Quantity Picture Miniature Arts
1 POPPY SEED” (Tamil - KASA KASA) food grains Thiruvalluvar 1 Art
2 MUSTARD SEED” (Tamil - KADUKU) food grains Leaders 2 Arts
3 Rice grain” (Single rice only) food grains Nature, Products, Leaders 50 Arts
4 “Stamp size card” (front side view) 700 Arts
5 “Visiting card size” (front side view) 700 Arts
6 “Indian postal card size” First Record 700 Arts
7 “Indian postal card size” Second Record 1800 Arts
8 “Pencil Nib” Third Record Taj Mahal full shape

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Young Achiever Award from ARUMBU TAMIL MAGAZINE FOR YOUTH in 2002
  • Young Achiever Award from SIGARATHAI THEDI in 2003
  • Young Achiever Award from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development - Government of India in 2011
  • International Prestigious[1] from Sardar Patel Awards - New Delhi in 2012


TV and radio[edit]

S. No Published Year
1 SUN TV” AN International Network TV In Chennai, Speech Interview for Miniature arts achievement 2006
2 “AMN TV” local TV in Trichy, Speech Interview for Miniature arts achievement 2002
3 “DOORDARSHAN TV ” Speech Interview for Miniature arts achievement 1997
4 ALL INDIA RADIO, Trichy ” Speech Interview for Miniature arts achievement 1997
5 "JAYA TV" VISU WIN MAKKAL ARANGAM PROGRAMME - for Miniature arts achievement 2008
6 "Kalaignar tv" Dhil Dhil Manadhil - for Miniature arts achievement 2010
7 "JAYA NEWS" Sardar Vallabhai Patel Award- for Miniature arts achievement 2012
8 "ANI NEWS" Sardar Vallabhai Patel Award- for Miniature arts achievement 2012
9 "Makkal TV News" Sardar Vallabhai Patel Award- for Miniature arts achievement 2012
10 "Sathiyam TV News" Sardar Vallabhai Patel Award- for Miniature arts achievement 2012
11 "PUTHIYA THALAIMURAI TV News" Sardar Vallabhai Patel Award- for Miniature arts achievement 2012
12 "GVTV News" Sardar Vallabhai Patel Award- for Miniature arts achievement 2012

Newspaper and magazine, online news[edit]

S.No Published Year
1 DINAKARAN TAMIL NEWSPAPER 1997
2 DINA BOOIME TAMIL NEWS PAPER 1997
3 DINAKARAN TAMIL NEWS PAPER 2000
4 ARUMBU TAMIL MONTHLY MAGAZINE 2002
5 SIGARATHAI THEDI TAMIL MAGAZINE 2002
6 ANANTHA VIKATAN TAMIL MAGAZINE 2002
7 SARAVANA STORES TAMIL MAGAZINE 2002
8 JANASAKTHI DAILY TAMIL NEWS PAPER 2008
9 DAILY THANTHI NEWSPAPER 2008
10 DECCAN CHRONICLE - ENGLISH NEWSPAPER 2008
11 TAMIL OSAI - TAMIL NEWSPAPER 2008
12 DINAMANI - TAMIL NEWSPAPER 2008
13 TAMIL SUDAR - TAMIL NEWSPAPER - 12 - 12 - 2008 2008
14 TAMIL SUDAR - TAMIL NEWS PAPER - 28 - 12 - 2008 2008
15 PUTHIYA THALAIMURAI 2010
16 DAILY THANTHI NEWS PAPER 2012
17 DINAMANI - TAMIL NEWS PAPER 2012
18 www.kashmirtimes.com 2012
19 www.mangalorean.com 2012
20 www.patnadaily.com 2012
21 www.thenorthlines.com 2012
22 www.scoopnews.in 2012
23 www.tninews.com 2012
24 www.dailyexcelsior.com 2012
25 ANANTHA VIKATAN TAMIL MAGAZINE 2012
26 The Hindu National News Paper (06.03 2012) 2012
27 The Hindu National News Paper (07.04.2012) Metro Plus 2012

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