Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Awards (2017-18)

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Awards
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Awards (2017-18)
Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi was established on 26th April 1958 to foster and develop dance, drama and music in the state. It was inaugrated by  then Prime Minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru in in Thrissur. It works in tandem with National Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi.

Each year the Academy presents the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi awards and fellowships to emerging exponents of Kerala art forms. It has annouced Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi awards for 2017 in May 2018. The awards carry cash prize and citation.

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Fellowships 2017
KM Raghavan Nambiar (drama)
Perumbavoor G Raveendranath (music)
Gopinath Muthukad (magic)

Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi Awards 2017
Jayaprakash Karyal (drama)
Kannur Vasooty (drama)
Pradeep Roy (drama)
Sandhya Rajendran (drama)
M Narmada (violin)
Cherthala R Jayadevan (mrudangam)
Thamarakkad Govindan Namboodiri (classical music)
Vijayan Punjar (music)
Pulimath Sreekumar (kathaprasangam)
Kalamandalam Husnabanu (mohiniyattam)
Kalamandalam Oyur Ramachandran (kathakali)
Kalamandalam Mohanakrishnan (ottanthullal)
Kalamandalam Kanakakumar (koodiyattam)
Peruvanam Satheeshan Marar (chenda)
Kunissery Chandran (madhalam)
Kongad Madhu (timila)
Roy Georgekutty (chavittu natakam)

Gurupuja Awards 2017
Balussery Sarasa (drama)
Pala Thankam (drama)
Varghese Kattiparamban (drama)
KV Antony (drama)
Manikandan Nair (drama)
Madhavan Kunnathara (drama)
Ponkunnam Ravi (music)
Devadas (music)
M Ramakrishnan (music)
Jose Peter (music)
P Krishnan Attingal (music)
Kottakkal PD Namboodiri (kathakali music)
Muthuppilakkad Chandrashekharan Pillai (kathakali chutti)
PKV Ramadas (kathakali vesham)
Pallavur Raghava Pisharadi (elathalam )
Usha Rajan (kathaprasangam)