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Ammannur Rajaneesh Chakyar   

Father’s Name:  Pothiyil Chandrababu Chakyar
Mother’s Name: Ammannur Radha Illodamma
Date of Birth:  30/01/1981

Rajaneesh, the grand nephew of Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar was initiated into Kutiyattam at the age of 7 at Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam with a scholarship from the Sangeet  Natak Akademy New Delhi and had his debut in  Koothambalam at the Koodalmanickyam Temple, Irinjalakuda in 1991.

His Gurus are Ammannur Parameswaran(Kuttan) Chakyar, Ammannur Madhava Chakyar and Ammannur Parameswara Chakyar. He has also learnt Sanskrit under Late Dr Paimkulam Parameswara Chakyar.

He is a graduate in Science and is now completing his Masters in Computer Applications.

He performs most of the important roles of the important Kutiyattam such as Naganandam, Balivadham, Hanumaddutamkam, Thoranayudham, Samudrataranam, Parnasalamkam, Soorpanakhamkam, Jatayuvadham, Asokavanikamkam, Kalyanasaugandhikam which were directed by  Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar. He was when Abhijnanasakuntalam was produced for the first time in Kutiyattam, Suta, the charioteer and the Fisherman were his prominent roles. He also made a good effort on new productions such as Vikramorvaseeyam, Mayasirass and Prathamadviteeyamkam by Ammannur Parameswaran(Kuttan) Chakyar and also performs Chakyar Koothu. He also performs Anguliyamkam Kootu.

He performs annually at Koothambalams of  Koodalmanickyam temple Irinjalakuda, Vadakkumnathan temple Thrissur and Guruvayoor temple other major temples in Kerala.

He is the First Prize winner in Kutiyattam competition in State Youth Festival Conducted by  Government of Kerala in 1994 and 1996.

He has performed widely in different national and international festivals with  Ammannur Madhava Chakyar within in and outside India. He has also traveled with solo performances. He was a participant of the Abhinaya Kalari (acting laboratory) organised by Natanakairali and Sanskriti Pravah New Delhi and  one member of the theatre work shop conducted by the “World Theatre” Sweden in 2005.

Presently working as an actor at Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam Irinjalakuda.

Ammannur Chakyar Madhom
Chachu Chakyar Road
Irinjalakuda, Thrissur, Kerala, India.

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