A leading exponent of Koodiyattom; Mr. Sivan
Namboodiri has performed as a member of the Kerala Kalamandalam troupe in
almost all the major centres in India and abroad. His significant contributions
to the realm of arts has won him standing ovation in the form of several
prominent awards and recognitions. His awards and honours include the Margi
Gold Medal for Best Young Koodiyattom Performer (1970, 1971, 1972), Natyakala
Ratnam Award of Calcutta Malayalee Association (1992), Junior Fellowship
of the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Culture, New
Delhi (1995), Kerala Sangeet Nataka Academy Award for Koodiyattom (1998)
and the first Mrinalini Sarabhai Award for Classical excellence (1999). Mr.
Sivan Namboodiri is also the recipient of the Certificate of appreciation
from the Smithsonian Institution, Washington for his outstanding contributions
to the dissemination of the art.