RECOGNITIONS

She is an A grade artiste of Central Doordarshan

An empanelled artiste of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations

At the turn of the century, 'India Today', the leading news magazine featured Sunanda as one of the 50 promising dancers of the country

An unique opportunity to perform at the prestigious Carnegie Hall, New York along with her senior students for the Festival of India.


AWARDS & HONOURS
'Anantha Margaseersha Natya Puraskaram', NSSONA, Nair Sangamam 2018

'Nalanda Kanaka Nartana Puraskaar', Nalanda Dance Research Centre 2017

'Kalarathnam', Kerala Kalamandalam deemed University 2016

'Kalashree', Kerala Sangeetha Natak Akademi awardee 2011

Scholarship from Central Sangeet Natak Akademi for advanced training in Abhinaya and choreography from Dr Kanak Rele

Indian American Chamber of Commerce recognition 2018

'The Pride of India : Bhaskar Award 2017', Maharashtra Journalist Foundation

Honorary D Litt. USA awarded on May 30th, 2016

'Grand Achievers award' 2016 from International Peace Council

'Abhinaya Shiromani' from Surya Performing Arts, Missouri, USA

'Singar Mani' from the prestigious Sur Singar Samsad, Mumbai
 
'Nelluvai Nambeeshan Smarak' Award for Mohiniattam

'Natya Mayuri', Natyanjali Trust, Chennai 2000

'Sandeepani Sangeet Rathna Samman' 2015

'Vaishaki excellence Natyasri Award', Vishakapatnam 2015

'Kala Nipuna' at the Kala Samarpanam Fest, Mumbai 2015

'Devadasi National Award', Bhubaneswar, Orissa 2014

'Natyashree' Mitrahs, New Jersey, USA 2014

'Brahma Nritya Mani', Brahmanaad Sabha, Mumbai 2014

'Rashtra Vibhushan', Face of India, New Delhi 2014
 
'Global Excellence Award'from GIA, New Delhi 2011
 
Best Ethnic Classical Arts Award, New Orleans 2003
 
Finalist, Best Ethnic Arts Award 2004
 
'Global Excellence Dance Award', New Orleans
 
Louisiana State Artist Roster artist
 
Louisiana Touring Directory featured artiste
 
Presidents Award for Community Service, Indian Association of New Orleans




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