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Kalamandalam Krishna Prasad: Kathakali artist
- C Ambujakshan Nair
e-mail: canair1954@yahoo.co.in


May 9, 2007

Kalamandalam Krishna Prasad was born on January 21, 1963 to K P Madhavan Nair and Rugminiamma. He started his initial training in Kathakali under Evur Sankara Pillai and Evur Krishnan Nair. His first stage performance was at Evur Sreekrishnaswamy temple as Krishnan in Gurudakshina.

After completing SSLC, he joined Kerala Kalamandalam and finished his six years training and two years post graduation in Kathakali. He took Kathakali training under MPS Nambuthiri, Kalamandalam Vijayan, Kalamandalam Gopi, and Vasu Pisharody. He is very active in the Kathakali field and is an expert in doing male and female characters.
Kalamandalam Krishna Prasad as Duryodhanan
Kalamandalam Krishna Prasad as Arjunan
He received M A Vellody Medal for best student from Kalamandalam, Vazhenkada Kunjunair award for best Cholliyattam, Pallippuram Gopalan Nair Award from Cherthala Kathakali Club, Kummini Vasudevan Nambuthiri Award, and Guru Chengannur Raman Pillai Smaraka Kalavedi Award. He visited France along with Kerala Kalamandalam Kathakali troupe. Chettikulangara Unnikrishnan, Madhu Varanasi and Abhijith Radhakrishnan (MD Student) learnt Kathakali from him

Now Krishna Prasad is working as a Kathakali coordinator in people's channel of Kairali TV. He has his own Kathakali yogam and can arrange Kathakali programs in any part of India.

Contact:
Kalamandalam Krishna Prasad
Nithyasree, Cheppad (Post), Evur
Harippad, Alappuzha 690507
Phone: (91-479) - 2473340