Kapila Venu (conceived 1983) is a professional of Kutiyattam and a supporter of the Kutiyattam maestro Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar. She is being tutored by Kutiyattam example and entertainer coach Gopalan Nair Venu, otherwise called G Venu, who is additionally her dad. She has likewise prepared under Usha Nangiar and Kitangur C N Rama Chakyar in Kutiyattam, Nirmala Paniker, her mom, in Mohiniyattam and concentrated on under the direction of Japanese Farmer/Dancer Min Tanaka in Japan.
You watch her standing by with forcing effortlessness, grave, with eyes in distinct power before the vilaku (oil light), the exhibition joining the loftiness of a custom. The 30-year-old gifted Koodiyattam artiste Kapila Venu is performing “Sita Parithyagam” (Nangiarkoothu), changed from her peaceful, delicate self to an irately tormented Sita. Brought into the world to Mohiniattam type Nirmala Paniker and Koodiyattam example G. Venu, Kapila began gaining Koodiyattam at seven years old from the incredible Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, her dad’s master, going through a few beginning a very long time with Madhava Chakyar’s senior pupil Usha Nangiar. She has worked quite a while under the prestigious rancher/artist Min Tanaka in Japan. Met with the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar and the Sanskriti grant, among others, Kapila is as of now the overseer of Natanakairali Research and Performing Center for Traditional Arts, visiting employee at the National School of Drama and Intercultural Theater Institute, Singapore. She was on the board of Sita and performed at the Epic Women Conference/Performance Conclave in Chennai.
- Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar’(2006) for upcoming Artistes from Sangeet Natak Akademi(National Akademi for Arts, Govt. of India)
- Sanskriti Award from Sanskriti Pratisthan – 2010