कलामंडलम षण्मुखदास सी



Born on 8 May 1979 in Ke r a l a ; r e c e i v e d i n i t i a l training in Kathakali under Kalamandalam Vasu Pisharodi and Balasubrahmanyam; obtained diploma in Kathakali Vesham from Kerala Kalamandalam ; later specialized under Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair and Kalamandalam Gopi; performed extensively within the country and abroad in 17th International Fadjr Theatre Festival, Tehran; New York, France, Italy; has attended various workshops in country and outside; recipient of scholarship and junior fellowship from Ministry of Culture for preparing a detailed performance manual for Nalacharitham; has also received M.A. Vellodi Medal, Kavalappara Narayanan Nair Award, Guru Kuchu Kurup Award, Guru Gopinath Thankamani Award, C. V. Subramania Iyyer Endowment Award, Young Kathakali Artiste Award, Bhagavather Kunjunni Thampuran Endowment Award from Kerala Kalamandalam, Promising Artists Award of Keli and Young Talents Award from South Zone Cultural Centre. Kalamandalam Shanmukhadas receives the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Purskar for Kathakali.