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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.

Kalaimamani
Awarded forBest in the arts
CountryIndia
Presented byTamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram
First awarded1954

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]

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Awardees by yearEdit

1968Edit

Music: Sangeetha Kalanidhi Late K.S.Narayanaswamy (Vainika)

1972Edit

Film Personalities: J. Jayalalithaa

1980Edit

Film Personalities: Kamal Haasan
Music: Thanjavur R. Ramamoorthy (Mirudhangam)

1981Edit

Music: Madurai N. Krishnan[2]

1991Edit

Film Personalities: Sukumari

1994Edit

Music: Swarnalatha, Sudha Ragunathan

1995Edit

Music: A.R.Rahman

1997Edit

Music: K. S. Chithra, Jayachandran

1998Edit

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

1999Edit

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

2000Edit

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

2001Edit

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).

2002Edit

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).

2003Edit

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).

2004Edit

  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[3]

2005Edit

  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.[3][4]

2006Edit

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.

2009Edit

  Aishwarya R. Dhanush, One of the Winner of this honor in 2009.

2010Edit

  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,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[5]Edit

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

Playback Singer: B.S. Sasirekha

Costume Designer:  P Kasi  

2012[5]Edit

Actors: S S Senbagamuthu, T Rajashri, B R Varalakshmi

Playback Singer: Gana Ulaganathan

Director: Chitra Lakshmanan

Cinematographer:  Babu alias N V Anandakrishnan

2013[5]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[5]Edit

Actors: Ponvannan

Director: Suresh Krishna

Playback singer: Malathi

Choreographer: NA Thara

2015[5]Edit

Actors: Madhu Balaji, Prabhu deva

Director: A N Pavithran

Music director: Vijay Antony

Lyricist: Yugabharathi, cinematographer R Rathinavelu

Playback singer: Gana Bala

2016[5]Edit

Actors: Sasikumar, MS Bhaskar, Thambi Ramaiah, Suri

2017[5]Edit

Actors: Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Singamuthu

Director: Hari

Music director: Yuvan Shankar Raja

Producer: Kalaignanam

Photography: Seshadri Nathan Sugumaran, Ravi

2018[5][6]Edit

Actors: Srikanth, Santhanam

Producer: A M Rathnam

Cinematographer:  Ravivarman

Playback singer: Unni Menon

 Musician: Vidya Subramanian

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.tn.gov.in/tneinm/ebm.htm
  2. ^ "The Hindu : National : N. Krishnan passes away". www.thehindu.com. October 10, 2005. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  3. ^ a b "Kalaimamani Awards for 123 persons announced". The Hindu. 15 February 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Kalaimamani awards for 123 artists". The Hindu. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "Kalaimamani awards (List of Winners 2011-2019)". Retrieved 2019-03-26.
  6. ^ Kalaimamani Awards (http://cms.tn.gov.in/sites/default/files/go/tour_t_31_2019.pdf)

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