Kalaimamani

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
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 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.[1]

Awardees by year[edit]

1991[edit]

Film Personalities: Sukumari

1994[edit]

Music: Swarnalatha

1997[edit]

Music: K. S. Chithra, Jayachandran

1998[edit]

Film Personalities: Palani Bharathi, Prashanth Thiagarajan, Meena, Vijay, Napoleon, Thangar Bachan ,

1999[edit]

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

2000[edit]

Music: Nithyasree Mahadevan

Acting: Ajith Kumar, Devayani

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: 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), S.Sundar (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: Vijaya Shanti, 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]

Vikram.jpg Vikram was one among the winners of this honor in 2004.


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[2]

2005[edit]

Suriya - TeachAIDS Recording Session (13567066435).jpg

Suriya was One of the Winner of this honor in 2005.

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.[2][3]

2006[edit]

This year there were a few film personalities awarded with Kalaimamani and out of those was Navya Nair and Jawahar Harshini

2009[edit]

Aishwarya R. Dhanush (cropped).jpg Aishwarya R. Dhanush, One of the Winner of this honor in 2009.

2010[edit]

Anushka at the trailer launch of Baahubali.jpg

Anushka Shetty , One of the Winner of this honor in 2010.


In the Year 2010, 26 artistes got Kalaimamani awards for . They include actors Devayani, Anushka, Nayantara, Tamannaah, Pazhani selvan Routing engineer)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

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.tn.gov.in/tneinm/ebm.htm}
  2. ^ a b "Kalaimamani Awards for 123 persons announced". The Hindu. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kalaimamani awards for 123 artists". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

External links[edit]