Kalasagar Award 2020 announced

ELEVENTH  KALASAGAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

The Eleventh Kalasagar awards for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts for the year 2020 announced. 

Kalasagar awards are given in honour of the artistes in the field of Kathakali – Vesham, Music, Chenda, Maddalam and Chutty as well as Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattom, Kuchipudi, Ottenthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattom, Thayambaka, and Panchavadyam — Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Thalam and Kombu. As in the past awardees are selected through nominations received from art conosseiures.

SL. NO.CATEGORYARTIST NAME
01KATHAKALI    
AVESHAM/ACTORSHRI KALAMANDALAM CHAMBAKARA VIJAYAKUMAR
BPATTU/MUSICSHRI KALANILAYAM RAJEEVAN
CCHENDA/PERCUSSIONSHRI KALAMANDALAM BALASUNDARAN
DMADDALAM/PERCUSSIONSHRI SADANAM DEVADAS
ECHUTTY/MAKE-UPSHRI KALANILAYAM PADMANABHAN
02OTTENTHULLALSHRI KALAMANDALAM PARAMESWARAN
03.CHAKYARKOOTHUSHRI KALAMANDALAM JISHNU PRATHAP
04KOODIYATTOMSHRI MARGI RAMACHAKYAR
05MOHINIYATTOMSMT. VINITHA NEDUNGADI
06BHARATHANATYAMSMT. KALAMANDALAM SAROJINI
07THAYAMBAKASHRI PORUR HARIDAS
08PANCHAVADYAM 
ATHIMILASHRI VAIKKOM CHANDRAN MARAR
BMADDALAMSHRI KALAMANDALAM NATARAJA WARRIOR
CEDAKKADR. BALUSSERI KRISHNADAS
DTHALAMSHRI MATTANUR AJITH MARAR
EKOMBUSHRI PERAMANGALAM VIJAYAN

The awards will be presented on October 14 at Kunnamkulam Badhani School palace when GURUSMARANADINAM the 28th death anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, legendary kathakali mastero and  founder of Kalasagar, will be observed in association with Kunnamkulam Kathakali Club.