201 artistes to receive Kalaimamani awards

After a gap of eight years, the State government announced the Kalaimamani awards. This year, 201 artistes are to receive the awards, including Vijay Sethupathi, Karthi and Yuvan Shankar Raja.

According to an official statement, “Each winning artist will receive a 3 sovereign gold shield and a certificate.”

In addition, shields for the best art organisations are to be awarded to Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, and the Salem Amateur Arts in Salem.

Kalaimamani awards are given away by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka Mandram (literature, music and theatre) for excellence in the field of art and literature.

2011
Actors R Rajasekar, P Rajiv alias P Rajasekar, Kutti Padmini, P Pandu, Choreographer Puliyur Saroja, Playback Singer B S Sasirekha and Costume Designer P Kasi

 

2012
Actors S S Senbagamuthu, T Rajashri, B R Varalakshmi, Playback Singer Gana Ulaganathan, Director Chitra Lakshmanan and Cinematographer Babu alias N V Anandakrishnan

 

2013
Playback singer R Krishnaraj, Paravai Muniyamma, T Velmurugan, actors Prasanna, Nalini, R Pandiyarajan, Kumari Kanchana Devi, Sarada, T P Gajendran, stunt master Judo K K Rathnam.

 

2014
Actors Ponvannan, Director Suresh Krishna, playback singer Malathi and choreographer N A Thara

 

2015
Actors Madhu Balaji, Prabhudheva, director A N Pavithran, music director Vijay Antony, lyricist Yugabharathi, cinematographer R Rathinavelu and playback singer Gana Bala

 

2016
Actors Sasikumar, MS Bhaskar, Thambi Ramaiah, Suri

 

2017
Actors Vijay Sethupathi, Priyamani, Singamuthu, director Hari, music director Yuvan Shankar Raja, producer Kalaignanam and photography Seshadri Nathan Sugumaran and stills Ravi

 

2018
Actors Srikanth, Santhanam, producer A M Rathnam, cinematographer Ravivarman and playback singer Unni Menon

NT Bureau