Kalamandalam Arun Warrier



Born on 25 October 1983 in Kuthanur, Kerala, Shri Arun B. Warrier has trained in Kathakali under the tutelage of Kalamandalam Kesavan Namboodiri, Kalamandalam Krishnakumar and Kalamandalam Balasubrahmanian at the Kerala Kalamandalam and obtained his Masters and M. Phil Degree in performing arts from there.
Shri Arun Warrier has performed extensively within the country and abroad at the various prestigious dance festivals. He excels both in Pachha and Kathi Vesham. He has choreographed many new Kathakali plays and presented them at several national and international platforms. Shri Arun has also taught Kathakali at the Kerala Kalamandalam.
Shri Arun Warrier has received many awards and honours such as the Kottakkal Krishnankutty Nair Smaraka Endowment in 2009, the Sri Kunjuettan Smaraka Kathakali Puraskaram, Palakkad, in 2011 and the Kerala Kalamandalam Yuva Puraskar in 2014.
Shri Arun B. Warrier is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for 2013-2014 for his notable talent in the field of Kathakali.