Kalaimamani

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Kalaimamani
Kalaimamani Award.jpg
The Kalaimamani being presented to an individual by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi
Awarded forBest in the arts
CountryIndia
Presented byTamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram
First awarded1954

The Kalaimamani (officially Jayalalithaa Award[1]), is an award in Tamil Nadu state, India. These awards are given by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram (literature, music and theatre) for excellence in the field of art and literature.

The Tamil Nadu government has appointed dancer Chitra Visweswaran as the secretary of Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Manram. Film music director Deva is its chairman.[2]

Awardees by year[edit]

1958[edit]

Film Personalities: Padmini

1968[edit]

Film Personalities: K. A. Thangavelu[3]
Music: Sangeetha Kalanidhi Late K.S.Narayanaswamy (Vainika)

1972[edit]

Film Personalities: J. Jayalalithaa
Music: P. K Subbaiyar

1979[edit]

Film Personalities: Vyjayanthimala

1980[edit]

Film Personalities: Kamal Haasan, Sripriya[4]
Music: Thanjavur R. Ramamoorthy (Mirudhangam)

1981[edit]

Music: Madurai N. Krishnan[5]

1984[edit]

Film Personalities: Rajinikanth

1991[edit]

Film Personalities: Sukumari

1994[edit]

In the 1994, 51 artistes were given Kalaimamani awards.[6]

Film Personalities: R. Sarathkumar, Sukanya, S. Ve. Shekher (stage artiste), Kathadi Ramamurthy (stage artiste), Delhi Ganesh (character actor), T. P. Samikannu (stage comedian), R. V. Udayakumar
Music: D. K. Pattammal (Carnatic lyricist), Sudha Ragunathan (Carnatic vocalist), Swarnalatha (playback singer)
Other: L. S. Ramamirtham (Tamil literature), Malavika Charukkai (Bharatanatyam), P. Ganammal (harmonium), T. G. Subramaniam (thavil), Sundararaj naidu (karagam artiste)

1995[edit]

Music: A.R.Rahman

1997[edit]

Music: K. S. Chithra, Jayachandran

1998[edit]

Film Personalities: Palani Bharathi, Prashanth Thiagarajan, Meena, Vijay, Napoleon, Thangar Bachan
Music: Thavil vidwan Idumbavanam K.S. Kannan (Musician)
Bharatnatyam: Priyadarshini Govind

1999[edit]

Film Personalities: Not Awarded
Bharatanatyam: Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala (Artist)
Film Writer: Piraisudan (Writer)

2000[edit]

Music: Nithyasree Mahadevan, Swarnalatha, Girija Ramaswamy (devotional singing for dance).
Acting: Ajith Kumar, Devayani (actress)

2001[edit]

Literature: M.R. Gurusamy (Vriddachalam)
Music: Shashank Subramanyam, Vairamangalam Lakshmi Naryanan, Chennai; Manakkal S. Rangarajan, Chennai; M.A.Sundareswaran (violin), Madurai T.Srinivasan (mridangam), T.M.Krishnamurthy (mridangam), R.Kalyanaraman (ghatam), Rajalakshmi Narayanan (veena), Seetha Duraiswamy (jalatarangam), Adyar S.Jayaraman (nadhaswaram), Thirunageswaram T.R.Govindarajan (thavil), Valayapatti S.Malarvannan (thavil), P.V.N.Nadhamani (clarionet), K.Somu (devotional songs), Karandhai G.Damodaran (devotional songs), Rathinasabapathy Desikar (thevaram).
Bharatanatyam: Udipi Lakshmi Narayanan, M.V.Narasimhachari and Vasanthalakshmi Narasimhachari, Nellai D.Kannan, T.K.Padmanabhan, C.R.Radha Badhri.
Drama: Radhu S.Radhakrishnan, T.K.S.Karuppaiah, 'Periyar' Rajavelu, V.Brinda.
Cinema: Vijayakanth, Murali, Rekha, 'Gundu' Kalyanam, T.K.Pugazhendi, A.P.Komala.
Folk Arts: A. Gunavathi (karagam), V. Dakshinamurthy (street play).
Artistes receiving cash assistance: A. P. Srinivasan (musical-dance), G. Paramasiva Rao (folk), V. K. R. Ramani (drama).

2002[edit]

Literature: L.P.Karu Ramanathan Chettiar; Ponnadiyan

Music: T.S.Narayanasamy (vocal), Meera Sivaramakrishnan (violin), Ramani (veena), Vaikkom R.Gopalakrishnan (ghatam), S.Venkataraman (flute), T.S.Vasudeva Rao (tabla), A.C.Jayaraman (nadhaswaram), S.Kasim (nadhaswaram), Vazhuvur R.Manickavinayakam (light music), Kovai Natarajan (harmonium), Dr.S.Sunder (music research).

Bharatanatyam: Krishnaveni Lakshmanan, Ananda Shankar Jayant, C.V.Chandrasekhar; Mannargudi N.Sakthivadivel, C.P.Venkatesan, Yogam Santhanam, Melattur S.Kumar.

Drama: K.G. `Typist' Gopu, Kovai Anuradha, K.S.Krishnan and Koothapiran.

Cinema: Vijayashanti, Vinu Chakravarthy, Goundamani, Senthil, S.M.S.Vasanth.

Folk Arts: Sarangapani (karagam), P.A.Subbulakshmi Palaamadai (villupattu).

Artistes receiving cash assistance: V.S.Azhagesan (musical play), T.P.Chellappa (musical play) and S.Leelavathi (drama).

2003[edit]

Music: Sulochana Pattabhiraman (vocal), Nagai R.Muralidharan (violin), S.Ravindaran (veena), Mannargudi A.Eswaran (mridangam), R.Raman (morsing), H.Ramakrishnan (konnakkole), Mannargudi M.S.K.Sankaranarayanan (nadhaswaram), Denkanikotta Mani (thavil), Purisai Arunagiri (devotional music).

Bharatanatyam: Thanjavur Rajalakshmi; G.Lakshmi Rajam; K.S.R.Aniruddha; Ramya Ramanarayan.

Drama: Nanjil P.T.Sami, K.R.Rathinam.

Cinema: Prakash Raj, Simran, Kanaka, Vivek, L.Vaidyanathan, Gajapathy.

Musical dance: S.Soundappan

Folk Arts: Thenmozhi Rajendran (karagam), S.Sivasankaran Pillai (Oyilattam).

Other arts: `Rocket' Ramanathan (mimicry), S.Parthasarathi (for spreading art and culture).

Artistes receiving cash assistance: S.P.Anthonysamy (kaliayalattam), A.S.Balasubramaniam (puppetry) and Pavalar Om Muthumari (street play)

The Tamil Isai Sangam, Madurai, will receive the shield for the best cultural forum and the Cauvery Annai Kalai Mandram, Thanjavur, for the best drama troupe.

The portraits of the following late artistes of yesteryear to be unveiled: `Sivaji' Ganesan, T.V.Narayanasamy (drama artiste), M.P.N.Sethuraman (nadhaswaram), C.S.Murugabhoopathy (mridangam), K.V.Mahadevan (music composer), S.V.Venkataraman (music composer), P.S.Veerappa (film actor), Mani Krishnaswamy (vocalist), A.S.Gnanasambandan (litterateur), Kothamangalam Seenu (musical drama), K.T.Santhanam (lyricist), Pandari Bai (actress), Varadaiah (veena), C.T.Rajagandham (actress), D.R.Ramanna (film producer), Devika (actress), S.V.Ranga Rao (actor), J.P.Chandra Babu (actor).

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[7]

2005[edit]

Tamil Film Historian Vamanan, Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson, stage artist Bombay Gnanam, film personalities Surya Sivakumar, Jyothika, Vadivelu, Eyal - G. Gnanasambandam, Silambarasan, Hariharan and Anuradha Sriram.[7][8]

2006[edit]

This year there were a few film personalities awarded with Kalaimamani and out of those was Jayam Ravi, Navya Nair, Trisha, Vishal, Simbu and Jiiva.

2009[edit]

2010[edit]

In the 2010, 26 artistes were given Kalaimamani awards. They include actors Devayani, Anushka, Nayantara, Tamannaah,Mrs.Sujatha Peer Mohamed (Barathanatiyam Dancer) and Arya, Carnatic vocalist Gayathri Girish, Carnatic Vocalist K.N. Shashikiran, Nathaswara Vidhvan Thirukkadaiyur T.S.Muralitharan, Veena players Rajhesh Vaidhya and S. Srinivasan, dramatist Prasanna Ramaswamy, spiritual orators Mangaiyarkkarasi and S Sathyaseelan, and Tamil scholar Tamizhannal and Dindigul I. Leoni.

2011[9][edit]

Actors: R Rajasekar, P. Rajiv alias P Rajasekar, Kutti Padmini, P.R. Varalakshmi, P Pandu, Choreographer Puliyur Saroja

Playback Singer: B.S Sasirekha

Costume Designer: P Kasi

2012[9][edit]

Actors: S S Senbagamuthu, Rajasree, P. R. Varalakshmi

Playback Singer: Gana Ulaganathan

Director: Chitra Lakshmanan

Cinematographer: Babu alias N V Anandakrishnan

Bharatanatyam dancer : Bala Devi Chandrashekar

2013[9][edit]

Actors: Prasanna, Nalini, R Pandiyarajan, Kumari Kanchana Devi, Sarada, T P Gajendran, stunt master Judo K K Rathnam

Playback singer: R Krishnaraj, Paravai Muniyamma, T Velmurugan

2014[9][edit]

Actors: Ponvannan

Director: Suresh Krishna

Playback singer: Malathi

Choreographer: NA Thara

Nadhaswaram Tiruvannamalai K.S.Senthil Murugan


Nadhaswaram Tiruvannamalai S.Shanthi Senthil Murugan

2015[9][edit]

Actors: Madhu Balaji, Prabhu deva

Director: A N Pavithran

Music director: Vijay Antony

Lyricist: Yugabharathi, cinematographer R Rathinavelu

Playback singer: Gana Bala

2016[9][edit]

Actors: Sasikumar, MS Bhaskar, Thambi Ramaiah, Soori, Srilekha Rajendran

2017[9][edit]

Actors: Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Singamuthu

Director: Harish

Music director: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Producer: Kalaignanam

Folk Dancer: T.Thavamani (Karagattam)

Photography: Seshadri Nathan Sugumaran, Ravi

2018[9][10][edit]

Actors: Srikanth, Santhanam

Producer: A M Rathnam

Cinematographer: Ravivarman

Playback singer: Unni Menon


Keyboard: K. Sathyanarayanan

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kalaimamani award named after Jayalalithaa next year, says Edappadi K Palaniswami". The Times of India. 14 August 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Executive Board Members of Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram". Tamil Nadu - Eyal Isai Nataka Manram. Retrieved 14 August 2020.
  3. ^ "K. A. Thangavelu dead". The Indian Express. 29 September 1994. p. 1.
  4. ^ https://www.nettv4u.com/celebrity/tamil/movie-actress/sripriya-sethupathi
  5. ^ "The Hindu : National : N. Krishnan passes away". www.thehindu.com. 10 October 2005. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Higher grant for Nataka Mandram". The Indian Express. 30 July 1994. p. 3.
  7. ^ a b "Kalaimamani Awards for 123 persons announced". The Hindu. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  8. ^ "Kalaimamani awards for 123 artists". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  9. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kalaimamani awards (List of Winners 2011-2019)". Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  10. ^ Kalaimamani Awards (http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/go/tour_t_31_2019.pdf)

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