|Awarded for Best in the arts|
First awarded 1954
|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.
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.
1991Film Personalities: Sukumari
1997Music:K. S. Chithra, Jayachandran
1998Film Personalities:Palani Bharathi, Prashanth Thiagarajan, Meena, Vijay, Napoleon, Thangar Bachan ,
1999Film Personalities:Simran Bharatanatyam:Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala
2000Music: Nithyasree Mahadevan
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), 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).
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).
Iyal (Literature): 4 artists and Tamil scholars
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
Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson, stage artist Bombay Gnanam, film personalities Surya Sivakumar, Jyothika, Vadivelu, Eyal - G. Gnanasambandam , Silambarasan , Hariharan and Anuradha Sriram.
This year there were a few film personalities awarded with Kalaimamani and out of those was Navya Nair and Jawahar Harshini
26 artistes got Kalaimamani awards for year 2010. They include actors Devayani, Nayantara, Tamannaah,Pazhani selvan Routing engineer)Mrs.Sujatha Peer Mohamed (Barathanatiyam Dancer) Anushka and Arya, Carnatic vocalist Gayathri Girish, 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