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AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS

Krishna is located in Chennai for nearly 36 years in Saligramam, Chennai City.

STATE AND NATIONAL AWARDS (Four State Awardee)

  1. Sanskriti Samman Samagam 2021 Award (Joint Awardee along with his father Pandit S. Ballesh) from Ministry of Culture, Government of India

  2. Ustad Bismillah Khan KalaRatna Samman 2021 Award (Joint Awardee along with his father Pandit S. Ballesh) in Banaras by India Tourism Varanasi, Government of India

  3. KALAIMAMANI 2020 (Joint Awardee along with his father Pandit S. Ballesh) Highest Civilian Award by Eyal Isai Nataka Manaram of the state of Tamil Nadu

  4. Srikalahasti Asthana Vidwan Title 2006 (Joint Award) Srikalahasti Temple, Andhra Pradesh Government

  5. Ugadi Puraskaram 2006 Andhra Pradesh Government.

 

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS BY KRISHNA

  • Sung and played shehnai for all leading Music Composers in India, for more than 3,500 movie background scores and 12,000 film songs in all languages, and more than 20,000 devotional songs in all religions and languages.

  • Sung Hindustani music Alaaps for films and also collaborated in Shehnai with international musicians and composers in recordings. He had collaborated with Shehnai with Hungarian musicians in several recordings

AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS

Because of his accomplished performances, dedication, and commitment to music, Krishna has received numerous awards, a few mentioned here.

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARDS

  1. Pragyna Puraskar2022, Andhra Cultural Association, New Delhi

  2. Vocational Excellence Award 2021, by Rotary International District 3232, Chennai

  3. SanskritiSammanSamagam 2021 National Award, Ministry of Culture, Government of India conferred (Joint Award along with his father Pandit S. Ballesh) by Shri. KailashVijayvargiya, National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, and Dr. Bharat Sharma, Executive Board Member - National Culture Fund

  4. Bharat Ratna UstadBismillah Khan KalaRatnaSamman 2021 National Award (Joint Award along with his father) in Benaras by India Tourism Varanasi, Government of India in Benarasby UstadBismillah Khan's family members, along with Deepika Cultural Society, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

  5. Kalaimamani Award 2020, The Highest Civilian Award is given by the Government of Tamilnadu by Honorable Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, in presence of Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, Minister for Tamil Culture and LanguageMaFoi K. Pandiarajan, Chairman Shri. Deva TamilnaduEyal Isai NatakaManram

  6. YuvaKalaSangeetSamrat Award 2020, Indo-Nepal Music Meditation Series organized by AnuDhwani Art and Cultural Society, Delhi

  7. Kala Aparanji Award 2020, given by Pandit Bhimsen Music Foundation Gadag, Karnataka

  8. Smt. Leena Gupta Memorial Award 2019, Leena Gupta Memorial Music Foundation, Silchar, Assam

  9. Mahatma Gandhi Award 2019, Gandhi 150th International Peace Festival, Gandhi World Foundation Chennai Award is given in presence of the Governor of TamilnaduThiru. BanwarilalPurohit

  10. SangeetRatna Award 2019, SumadhurHamsadhwani Trust, Preerna Dham, Faridabad, Haryana

  11. Jaipur Ratna Award 2019, JaipurRatna Samman Samaroh, received from Legendary Hindustani Classical Vocalist Padma Bhushan Begum Parveena Sultana, Nirmala Auditorium, Jaipur, Rajasthan

  12. Excellence in Vocational and Instrumental Music Award 2018, Given by Rotary Club of Seven Hills, Dharwad, Karnataka

  13. Sri Channabasaveshwar Award 2018, Given by UlaviPadayatreChannaBasaweshwarSamiti, Karnataka

  14. SangeethaSahodar Award 2018, given by PanditRaghunathTalegaonkar Foundation Trust and Sangeet Kala Kendra, Agra, Uttar Pradesh

  15. Sri YogeshwariSangeetRatnaPuraskar 2017, Sri YogeshwariPrathisthan, Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra

  16. SangeethaNadaBrahma Award 2017, Given by GadagGanayogiVeereshwaraPunyashrama in Association with Kannada Culture Depart, Karnataka Government

  17. Bharat Kala RatnaPuraskar 2017, International Center for Cultural Integration, Odisha

  18. Nudisiri Award 2016, 13th Kannada Nadu-Nudi-Culture Conference, The Annual Kannada Literary and Cultural Meet of Alva's Education Foundation, Mangalore, Karnataka

  19. BhimsenSamman International Award, 2017(Joint Award) along his father Pandit S. Ballesh, in BhimsenUtsav (95th birth anniversary), KalaVikasParishat, Gadag

  20. Kala VikasPuraskar 2016,100th BirthAnniversary of Shehnai Maestro BharatRatnaUstadBismillah Khan, KalaVikasParishad

  21. Shree BabaHarivallabhSangeetPuraskar 2015, honor from SatguruUdaySinghji in Shree Baba HarivallabhSangeetSammelan 2015 in Jalandhar at Shri Devi TalabMandir, Punjab

  22. NavaraspurUtsavSangeetSanskriti Award 2015organised by Kannada and Culture Department Govt. given by the District Commissioner of Vijapura

  23. Pt SidaramJadhav& Pt ChidanandJadhavYuvaPuraskar 2015, Solapur, Maharashtra

  24. Kala SaadhakSamman 2014, Given by Kala Mandali, Delhi, Vividha 2014, A National Festival of Diverse Cultural Expressions of India, Delhi

  25. AasthanaVidwan Award 2013, Given by Sri GnanaAdvaithaPeetam, from Sri Sathguru Swami GnananandaSarasvathiAmmaji, Chennai

  26. YuvaKalaRatna Award 2010, given by SripuramNarayaniPeedam, Vellore, Tamilnadu

  27. Sangeeta Kala Nakshatra Award 2010, given by Chinmaya Music Foundation, Chinmaya Mission Madurai, Tamilnadu

  28. Kala BharathiPuraskar 2008, Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Uttar Pradesh

  29. SriKalahastiAasthanaVidwan Title 2006, SriKalahasti Temple, Chittoor, A.P. Government

  30. Smt. Krishna HanagalYuvakalaPuraskar 2006,Dr.GangubaiHangal Music Foundation, Hubli, Karnataka

  31. UgadiPuraskaram 2006 Andhra Pradesh Government honored by Shri Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

  32. SangeethaVikasRatna Award 2004, from PanditPuttarajaGawai Music Foundation, Gadag, Karnataka

  33. SitarRatnaUstad Ahmed Hussain Khan Yuva Kala Puraskar 2001, by Ustad Ahmed Hussain Music Circle, Chennai, Tamilnadu

  34. SurMani Award 1999, by Sur SingarSansad, KalKeKalakarSangeetSammellan, Bombay, Maharashtra

 

RECOGNITION

  1. Krishna Ballesh was conferred "The Honorary Doctorate" D.Litt., Award (Honoris Causa) 2019along with Legendary Playback Singers Dr. SP. Balasubrahmanyam, Dr. KS. Chitra, Drummer Dr. Sivamani, Dr. NagoorBabu (Mano) and after his father Pandit Dr. S.Ballesh.

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