Kolkata,5th January 2020: KALAKAR AWARDS is recognized as one of the leading awards ceremonies of Eastern India. The brand ‘Kalakar’ is all about a vision and the relentless pursuit towards its success. The 28TH ANNUAL KALAKAR AWARDS is believed to be the biggest event in Eastern India & was held today on 5 TH JANUARY 2020 at SCIENCE CITY AUDITORIUM, KOLKATA from 4 p.m. onwards. This is the most eagerly awaited annual event in the cultural calendar of Eastern India, attended by a host of dignitaries, stars and celebrities and draws huge attention from the electronic & print media. It all started off 28 years ago when Sri Ashok Kalanauria came up with a stirring vision.
Kolkata, the home to the finest in CINEMA, TELEVISION & ENTERTAINMENT with its very own Tollywood, lacked the institution of annual awards for the most talented & outstanding. Finally, this dream turned into reality on January 01, 1993, when the very 1st Kalakar Awards was hosted at G. D. Birla Sabha Ghar. It was a night to remember, with the honouring and felicitating of several artistes for excellence in their work, it wrote a new chapter in the history of Award Ceremonies. This was a stepping stone and a beginning of this exciting journey which gave us a chance to show the people who entertain us, how much we care for them. Year after year, they have been taking this opportunity to give accolades to not only Tollywood Stars but also Stars from Bollywood, by awarding them the lady statuette. Continuously, for 28 years in succession – it was time for the Eastern Indian to Honor the legendary world of Cinema, Television & Entertainment by welcoming & Awarding the Artists, the Performers, the ‘Kalakars’ who have entertained & enthralled people in the celluloid world of fantasy & fusion, giving their thoughts & dream – a New Dimension.
The entire show has NO COMMERCIAL VALUE as there is NO SALE OF TICKETS. Entry was strictly by INVITATION ONLY. The team behind the Kalakar Awards comprises of Various Professionals, High Officials and Celebrities from different walks of life, such as Public Services, Police Services, Banking Sector, Media Sector, Business & Corporate Houses and also from NGO’s and Cultural Organizations. This like-minded group of people assemble together every year to organize this grand event. Each one brings their own expertise and together unfolds the Annual Kalakar Awards, which is now in its 28TH EDITION. The quest is common, to continue honouring the exceptional talents of BOLLYWOOD & TOLLYWOOD. And to keep the Kalakar Awards flag fluttering high in the winds of CINEMA, TELEVISION & ENTERTAINMENT. Speaking about the event, Mr Ashok Kalanauria, Founder & Chairman of Kalakar Awards said, “Kalakar Awards is the only Cinema, Television & Entertainment Award that succeeded in breaking the barriers of borders, honouring Stars from Tollywood – Bollywood & eminent personalities from Pakistan, Bangladesh & Nepal with the prestigious Kalakar Award from the last 27 Years. With this, we have established international brotherhood.
KALAKAR PARIVAR FOUNDATION gratefully thanks its valuable Sponsors, Supporters, Organizing & Advisory Board Members, Print & Electronic Media & all its Well Wishers for the continued support & blessings we have received resulting in its GRAND SUCCESS year after year. ” The Award ceremony also witnessed Dance performances by Crescendo Dance Company (Choreographed by Debraj Ghosal- Debu); Musical performances by Sonakshi Kar (SA RE GA MA PA Fame), Soumya Chakraborty (Indian Idol Fame), Rayan and others. The show was compered by Sweta Tiwari and Isha Sharma.