Janaki Vishwanathan

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Janaki Vishwanathan is an Indian film maker best known for her National Award-winning debut film [1] Kutty (2001) in Tamil, which focuses on the issue of child labour. Her second film, Kanavu Meippada Vendum, deals with the issues faced by Devadasi women.[2] This was screened at several film festivals [1]



  • 2002 Cairo International Children's Film Festival (Egypt)- Special International Jury Prize — Kutty
  • 2002 National Film Awards (India)- Silver Lotus Award — Special Jury Award — Kutty


  1. ^ a b "Who's the Bakra?". 18 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Kanavu Meippada Vendum — Kanavu Meipada Vendum". Archived from the original on 24 October 2004.