Trinity Arts Festival of India presented the Award for Lifetime
Achievement to VP Dhananjayan and Shanta Dhananjayan on Sunday, the
25th December 2016, 6.01pm.
At: Kumararani Meena Muthiah College of Arts & Science, 4, Crescent
Avenue Road, (off 4th. Main Road), Gandhi Nagar, Chennai-600020
ALVA’S VIRASAT AWARD 2016:
VP.DHANANJAYAN received the ALVA’S EDUCATIONAL
FOUNDATION’S VIRASAT AWARD-2016 on 13th
January 2017 at Moodbidri Dakshina Karnataka.
The award comprising a citation and a cash award of rupees One lakh was given in the presence of an enlightened
audience consisting of thousands of art lovers.
The other stalwarts who received this prestigious honour earlier are
celebrities like Tabla Maestro Zakir Hussain, Pt. Hariprasad Chowrasya
(flute), Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Odissi Nritya), Dr. Padma Subrahmaniam
(Bharatanritya), Dr.K.J.Yesudas(Carnatic & playback singer) and Dr.
S.P.Balasubahmniam (playback singer).
August 12, 2016 - Release of the book NRITTA YAATRA (Dhananjayande kalayum
jeevitavum), Malayalam translation of Tulsi Badrinath's "Master of
Sri. M.A.Baby (CPM Polit Bureau Member , former Education Minister,
Kerala Govt released the Book and Sri.K.Jayakumar (IAS) Vice Chancellor
of Malayalam University received the first copy. Both of them gave
excellent account & review of the Book and praised the service of
The Dhananjayans in the field of performing arts. Sri. A.Prabhakaran
who did the Malayalam translation and Tulsi Badrinath who wrote the
original "Maser of arts" (English) are in the picture
COPIES OF THIS NEW MALAYALAM BOOK EDITION IS AVAILABLE @ BHARATAAKALANJALI,
TVG honouring the "Ideal couple" on the occasion of Dr.
Balamuralikrishna's 86th birthday celebration at Kamarajar Arangam,
Chennai on 6th July 2016.
A report in Malayala Manorama (Sunday 29th May 2016)
KANDETHAL (In search of) - Dhananjayan acted in a Malayalam movie,
slated to be released with tax exemption. Content of the film is
philosophical, an art movie about a lost child.
DOUBLE -HONOUR to The Dhananjayans:
ABHAI (Association of Bharatanaatyam Artisrtes of India) conferred
the prestigious award and title 'NAATYA-KALAANIDHI" on the
Dhananjayans on 1st May 2016 at 6.00pm at Sri Krishna Gana Sabha.
Chief guest on this occasion was former Governor of Bengal Shri.
(The pictures provided by Chella Vaidyanathan gives a section of the
audience on 1st May at SKGS & a group photo of the awardees with the
Abhai working team)
The same day (1st May) at 7.00pm they were honoured at the
Kapaaleeswarar Koil Vasanth Utsav organized by Saraswathi Education
Cultural & Charitable Trust. Former Governor of Bengal Shri.
Gopalakrishna Gandhi was the Chief guest and he conferred the award and
honour to The Dhananjayans. Reports
and Happy Birthday greetings to our respected Sri.Dhananjayan Sir.
Wishing him a happy, wonderful, memorable birthday and many more to
come! In this track you can hear Dhananjayan Sir and Santha Akka's rendering of basic Adavu patter.
- Babu Parameswaran
Interview with The Dhananjayans on DD Malayalam channel (kerala
CHAYAKOOT) on 14th & 15th March (Monday & Tuesday) at 5.00 pm.
Repeat on 16th & 17th (Wednesday / Thursday) at 10 am.
Poojyasri Swami Omkarananda (Sri Chidhbhavananda Ashram, Theni) honoured The Dhananjayans with the
'Arsha Kala Bhushanam' award on February 28, 2016.
In the 2nd pic are seen: Sri Neyveli R. Santhana Gopalan - Award
received by Mrs. Meera Santhana Gopalan,,Smt. T. Rukmani,,Sri Chitravina
N. Ravikiran, Smt. R. Vedavalli, Swami Omkarananda ji, Chidbhavananda
Ashramam, Theni, Swami Sadatmananda ji, Acharya, Anaikatti Arsha Vidya
Gurukulam, Smt. Shanta & Sri V.P. Dhananjayan, Sri Karaikudi R. Mani
- Award Received by Sri C.S. Subramanian
Suryakala in association with the ARTery presented first in the series
of Creative Talks & Performances bhaava haava: Nuances of Creative
abhinaya by The Dhananjayans on February 1, 2016 at Ragasudha Hall, Chennai....View invite