October 30, 2009

Bharat Kalachar Awards for 2009

Bharat Kalachar honours performing artistes from various fields of classical art forms, theatre personalities, cinema and televison and art patrons

Viswa Kala Bharathi – Tamil cinema – Kamal Haasan
Viswa Kala Bharathi – Odissi dance – Sonal Mansingh
Acharya Kala Bharathi- Bharatanatyam – Prof. C. V. Chandrasekhar
Natya Kaladhar – Tamil cinema – B. Saroja Devi
Hasya Kala Bharathi – Tamil drama and cinema – ‘Chithralaya’ Gopu
Nadaka Kala Bharathi- Tamil drama – V. S. Raghavan
Kala Seva Bharathi – documentary films and TV serials – S.V. Ramanan

Yuva Kala Bharathi award:
Amrutha Sankaranarayanan and Bharat Sundar (Carnatic vocal)
Saindhavi (devotional vocal)
Atira Krishna (violin)
M. R. Srikrishnan (mridhangam)
Nagai Sriram (mridhangam in Bharatanatyam)
Aishwarya Dhanush, Yatin Agarwal, Gopu Kiran, Mridula Anand and Lakshmi Parthasarathi Athreya (Bharatanatyam)
Kapila Venu (Kutiyattam)
Smitha Madhav (all rounder in classical Carnatic and Bharatanatyam
Ayyapath Girish (Drama)

Special commendation – S. Senthilkumar (Tavil player)

The official website of Bharat Kalachar here
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