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|Awarded for||Best in the arts|
|Presented by||Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram|
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.
Awardees by year
- Music: Sangeetha Kalanidhi Late K.S.Narayanaswamy (Vainika)
- Film Personalities: Sukumari
- Music: A.R.Rahman
- Film Personalities: Palani Bharathi, Prashanth Thiagarajan, Meena, Vijay, Napoleon, Thangar Bachan, Thavil vidwan Idumbavanam K.S.KANNAN(Musician)
- Film Personalities: Not Awarded
- Bharatanatyam: Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala(artist)
- Film Writer:Piraisudan (Writer)
- Music: Nithyasree Mahadevan, Swarnalatha, Girija Ramaswamy (devotional singing for dance).
- Acting: Ajith Kumar, Devayani
- 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).
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: 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).
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.
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).
Vikram was one among the winners of this honor in 2004.
Iyal (Literature): 4 artists and Tamil scholars
Bharatanatyam exponents: 10
Stage artists: 4, including Crazy Mohan
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.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush, One of the Winner of this honor in 2009.
- Actor: Ajith Kumar, Vineeth
- Actress: Asin Thottumkal, Meera Jasmine, B. Saroja Devi
- Art Director: P. Krishnamurthy
- Dancer: Aishwarya Dhanush, Sangeetha Kapilan
- Director: Cheran, Sundar C
- Musician: Embar Kannan, Harris Jayaraj ,Maharajapuram Srinivasan, Sivamani, '"Thavil Kalaingar Thalachangadu T. M. Ramanathan
- Writer: A. Madhavan
- Serial Artist: Devipriya
- Artist: N.Srinivasan
- Best Serial : Metti Oli
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
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- "Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram". Government of Tamil Nadu.