AWARDS (2015)

Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar

Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar is well known for singing Haridasara compositions with melodious alapana, Diction and immense emotion.She is the founder of “Surabhi Gana Kala Mandira” which conducts workshops, Demonstrations and open discussions on music.     She had the honour of singing and also introducing Haridasara compositions at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London. She has given performances at Mumbai, Kolkota, Ahamadabad and has won the hearts of music lovers.

She has been awarded P.hd for her work “Sri Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar’s contribution to Karnataka Music”. “Sangeetha Casette” has brought out many collections of her singing of Haridasa compositions. 


Mr. Mandya Ramesh

Mr. Mandya Ramesh is an actor, teacher and founder of “Natana” a school for acting at Mysore. He has worked with great directors like Late B.V. Karanth, Late K.V. Subbanna , Sri Prasanna, Smt B. Jayashree and with many others. His performance in TV Serials and in Films is much appreciated by viewers.

He has given performances in many foreign countries*. Charandas chor, Sankranthi are some of the plays directed by him. He is the member of Central Cultural Department’s theatre wing and Nataka academy. He is a member of Rangayana, Ranga Samaja and guest lecturer at Mysore University’s Media and Communication department.


Natayacharya B.K 
    Dance and Music

Natyacharya B.K. Shamprakash has dedicated his life to Dance. He is the founder of “Keshava College of Dance and Music”, which is recognised by Bangalore University. He has served as Secretary of Karnataka Nritya Parishath and as an examiner for Dance Vidwath examination.

He has directed many dance dramas like Natya Shankara, Rukmini Parinaya, Mohana Tarangini etc. He is recipient of “Singara Mani” award by Bombay “Sur Singaru”. He is also a good Mridanga player and has played for many music and dance programmes.

For her dedication and talent we are honoring her with the Natyashree award for the year2014.



Prof R. Visweshwaran

Prof R. Visweshwaran is known for his purity of Shruthi, Rhythm and Melody. He is an expert in playing Veena and Gotuvadhyam.

His concerts are known for creativity and experimentation, which makes him unique among the musicians. He has developed his own style which captures the heart of music lovers. He has participated in many International Music Festivals at London and other places where he is respected by music lovers.

He is the recipient of Tagore, T. Chowdaiah and Karnataka State awards for his achievement and service.

AWARDS (2014)

Mr. C.H. Lokanath

He is one of the senior artist in the field of theater and movie who has crowned with the state award. Immediately after is academics he owned a business and gradually stepped in to the theaters.

Mr. Lokanath was part of Ravi Kalavidharu and performed several plays, he has good bonding with other people in the industry. While talking about his theater performance we have to mention few remarkable works like Thanuvu Ninnadhe Manavu Ninnadhe, Huthava badidhare, Kaakana kote, Galileo. Coming to his movie hit list how can someone miss Nagarahaavu, Gejje puje, Minchina ota, Bhoothayya na maga ayyu, Bangaradha Manushya.


We are proud and privileged to award him the Natyashree award to Mr. Lokanath for the year 2014.



Dr. Maya Rao

She is a renowned kathak teacher who gave greater contribution in the field of dance. Maya accompanied with her dance troop has performed across the globe. Her age doesn’t stop her from teaching her beloved students.

Dr. Maya Owes Natya Institute of Kathak which has been recognized by Bangalore University. Recently a book was published on her and the Bangalore University has honored her with Doctorate award.



For her dedication and talent we are honoring her with the Natyashree award for the year 2014.


H.K. Venkata Ram

He is one of the students of the famous International violin artist Mr. Laal gudi jayaram.

In the year 1975 he and his brother was part of a public sector, he was a ‘B’ artiest in radio those days. He has performed several programs in Dooradharshan and performed globally with his brother Mr. H.K. Subbha Rao.

Mr. Venakata Rao always stage up with the fame like padmabhushan R.K Srikantan, R.K. Padmanabh, Mr. Vidhyabhushan. He has been recognized and awarded by multiple organizations and the awards would be Nadhasiri, Karnataka Ghanakala Thapaswi, Thanthravidhyapraveena.

It’s our privilege to honor the extremely talented artist like H.K. Venkata Rao with Natyashree award for the year 2014.

AWARDS (2013)


Mrs. B. Bhanumathi
Dancing star

The state award winning fame Mrs. B. Bhanumathi is one of the talented dance teacher one can strive for. She has born in the year 1946 and was attracted towards dancing when she was 10. She has been trained by the legends like padmashree Dhandayudhapani pillai, Padmabhushan Dr. Venkatalakshamamma and Padma bhushana kalanidhi Narayana. Her talent has been recognized and awarded by major dance academies like Karnataka dance and music academy, Bharatheeya vidya bhavan, Chanakya foundation and many more. She has served the Indian government for the student’s welfare.

Bhanumathi has staged more than 2000 across the globe. She has performed in the major dance events hosted by the Karnataka government in Hampi, Pattadakal, Iholey, Badami.

She deserves to be awarded the Natyashree for the year 2013 in the field of dance.


Mr. K.S. Nagaraj Bhagavathar
Vocal Expert

One of Karnataka’s Vocal legendary Mr. K.S. Nagaraj Bhagavathar was born in the year 1919 in Hasan district. He has been trained by Mr. K.S. Venkataramaiah, Mr. R.R. Keshavamurthy and Narayanswamy Bhagavathar. Most of his students are todays well known artists. Mr. Nagaraj’s respects talent on money and supported the talent always. He is a socially responsible person, who thinks about social welfare and development.

Mr. Nagaraj has done multiple stage performance across Karnataka and gained appreciation for his performance. During the summit held at Hassan district has fetched him recognition in the vocal category.


We are proud to present Natyashree award to Mr. Nagaraj for the year 2013.


Mr. H.V. Venkatasubbaiah
Experienced Theater

He is one of the talented artists, who has recognized by Karnataka theater academy. He has worked as a Director, Lighting egg, art director. He was born in the city of Mysore in the year 1936 and graduated as a sound engineer post then he was employed with L.R.D.E

He was part of multiple theater groups in Bangalore. The so called famous name in the theater personalities Mr. Sriranga’s play has been staged by / directed by Venkatasubbaiah. He has been an active participant and development team for the growth of theaters as well as lighting department. Added to his multiple activities he served as a guest lecturer for mysore university, National theater school. He has a thirst for collecting the reputed photographs and books.In recognition of his service to theater, till now he has shouldered with numerous awards.

Hence we are happy to present Natyashree award for the year 2013 in recognition to his excellence in the field of theater.