Artists from various vocations such as actors, singers, directors, stunt masters, dance masters and so on will be receiving the state’s highest award every year. The state award will carry a 24-gram gold medal along with a certificate. Some of the prominent artists who will be receiving the Kalaimamani award this year are: ,
Sivakarthikeyan, Yogibabu,Sangeetha , Aishwarya Rajesh , Madhumitha , Devadarshini , Nandhakumar , Shanthi Williams , Nithya , Veteran Actors Ramaraajan , Saroja Devi , Sowcar Janaki.
Other prominent artists to receive the award are,
Gautham menon, Manoj Kumar, Liaquat Ali Khan, Ravi Mariya
Isari Ganesh and Kalaipuli S Thanu
Master Sivasankar, Master Sridhar
Jaguar Thangam and Dinesh
Kamakodiyan and Kahalmadhi
Sujatha and Ananthu
Shanmugam and Sabarigirisan
The above list was based on the media reports, though the official announcement from the Tamil Nadu government is still awaited.