Sooraj Nambiar



Shri T. R. Sooraj Nambiar was born on 12 March 1979 in Irinjalakuda, Kerala. He received training in Kuttiyattam from Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar under the Sangeet Natak Akademi project on Kutiyattam.
He received training from Parameswara Chakyar, Kuttan Chakyar and Shri G. Venu. He is well versed in all the major roles of Kuttiyattam and also performs Chakyar Koothu. He played main roles as Dushyanta in Abhijnana Sakuntalam, Duryodhana in Urubhangam and Pururavas in Vikramorvasheeyam.
He has performed widely with Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam and Natankairali within the country including Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Poorvottar Natya Samaroh, Bahuroopi National Theatre Festival. He also got opportunity to present his art in Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Switzerland, Korea and Paris.
Shri T. R. Sooraj Nambiar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2009 for his notable talent in the field of Kutiyattam.