Honour for Stage Artistes at Chromepet
Stage artistes honoured at Nataka Vizha
Chairman of Trisakthi Group Companies Trisakthi Sundararaman
and Playwright and actor Crazy Mohan seen with awardees
The sixth Nataka Vizha of Chromepet Cultural Academy was inaugurated by Trisakthi Sundararaman, Chairman of Trisakthi Group of Companies, on July 23. The inauguration was followed by the felicitation of veteran artists of stage dramas and technicians in the presence of playwright and actor Crazy Mohan.
Mr. Sundararaman appreciated the academy’s role in encouraging stage artists by presenting the awards all these years. Crazy Mohan recalled his connections with Chromepet Cultural Academy and paid his accolades to veteran stage artists Kathadi Ramamurthy and Koothapiran for their services to stage dramas. The inaugural session was followed by a stage play ‘Jurassic Baby’ by Crazy Creations. A.V. Chandra Mouli, stage artist, who was associated with the stage dramas since 1960 and acted in more than 400 dramas including tele-serials, was one of the awardees. He is also a lyricist, who has written songs on Lord Ayyappa and worked as production assistant in drama section of All India Radio. K.S.N. Sundar, stage artist, was initiated into acting by his father K.S. Nagarajan and has acted around 2000 stage shows. Mr. Sundar, the playwright also directed 12 stage plays.
S.P. Srimathi, stage artist, commenced her career as stage artist at the age of 20 in the troupe of ace comedian-actor ‘Danal’ Thangavelu. She has acted in more than 100 stage dramas and T.V. serials.
P. Krishnan (alias) Kicha, technician, in the field of sound and light settings for more than 37 years and worked for various drama troupes. He won the best sound and lights settings award three times from Kartik Fine Arts Kodai Nataka Vizha.
N.R. Vijayakumar, technician, is in the field of stage settings and screens for drama for more than 25 years. His Company ‘Usha Stage’ has won awards for stage settings and screens for four times from Kartik Fine Arts Kodai Nataka Vizha.
‘Lights On’ by Y. Gee. Mahendra, ‘Mayil Ravanan’ by Gangai Kalalaya, ‘Neengale Sollunga’ by Kathadi Ramamurthy and ‘Nyandi Vilas’ by Rail Priya, were also staged on subsequent days.