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Sajitha Madathil

Sajitha Madathil is an Indian film and theatre actor. Her performance in Joy Mathew's feature film Shutter won her the State film award for second best actress, she is the head of the department of Acting at the K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts, an autonomous institute established by the Government of Kerala, she had been the Deputy Secretary of the Sangeet Natak Akademi New Delhi, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India. She appeared in the feature films Shutter in 2012, in Adimadhyantham in 2011, in Shalini Usha Nair's feature film Akam in 2011. Sajitha Madathil had been a Deputy Secretary, Sangeet Natak Akademi New Delhi till 2014, she had worked as the Deputy Director, Kerala Chalachithra Academy, Documentation Officer/Documentary Producer with Other Media Communications, New Delhi and Producer with Kairali TV, India. She is a faculty cum theatre expert at National Institute of Integrated learning and management, New Delhi, she has presented papers in seminars on Kerala culture at different academic seminars all over India and abroad.

Sajitha holds a Post-graduation in Theatre Arts from Kolkata. She has completed M. Phil in Theatre Studies at School of Letters, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, she is pursuing a Ph. D from School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Sajitha was introduced into theatre through the street plays of Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad and performances for various women's groups in Kerala, India. KSSP is the renowned social and people's science movement in Kerala which used to propagate its vision and ideas through theatre, she has been active in the Malayalam feminist discourse for more than two decades. Sajitha Madathil is one of the founders of Abhinethri, the first women's theatre group in Kerala, formed to explore the potential and possibilities of women's expressions. Sajitha has been associated with Kerala theatre from 1987, she has been involved in more than 20 productions as an actress, directed two solo performances and scripted 3 plays - Matsyaganddhi, Chanki-Chankaran Family Reality Show and Mother’s Day.

The major plays that featured her are: 1. Muditheyyam – A solo performance on the experience of a woman who refuses to tie her hair; the play is an adaptation of the short story written by distinguished feminist writer and activist, Professor Sara Joseph. 2. Aashad ki Ek Din – Malayalam adaptation of the Hindi play by Mohan Rakesh. 3. Radha – Play by eminent Malayalam playwright G. Sankarapillai. 4. Bharatavakyam - Play by eminent Malayalam playwright G. Sankarapillai. 5. Chirakadiyochakal - The first play of Abhinethri; the lead characters in this play try to question the given womanhood of the mothers of Karna, the legendary character in the epic Mahabharatha. It throws light in to the prevalent expectation of body language from actresses. Sajitha played the lead role in the three-member group that conceived, scripted and produced this play. 6. Beauty Parlour – The play celebrates the human nature to beautify oneself and narrates the pain when beautification becomes essential for survival due to commodification of the body.

This play was first staged at the National Women's Theatre Festival at Thrissur, organised by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. It was performed all over Kerala including the Young Feminists Conference of India, held in Hyderabad in 2001. 7. Matsyaganddhi – Scripted and acted in this solo performance that traces the life situations and challenges of the fisher-women in Kerala; this play was performed in Cape Town, South Africa. The script of this play has been published in Indian Literature, the journal of Sahitya Akademi – the National Academy of Letters, India, it is part of curriculum at different universities in Kerala. 8. Guardians of the Deep – Acted in this play, whose cast were drawn from the seven continents of the world; the play celebrates the existence and the views of local fisher-people around the world. British director John Martin directed this play, produced by Theatre for Africa; the Performances were held in Cape Johannesburg during the Earth Summit in Johannesburg. 9. Water Play – Acted in this play based on an African folk story, directed by Nicholas Ellenbogen of Theatre for Africa, staged in Johannesburg with Zimbabwean actors.

The play narrates the importance of the life giver. 10. Mathilukal -Acted in this play by Promod Payyanur produced by Swaralaya, Kerala. 11. Spinal Code Acted in this play produced by Oxygen theatre Company. 12. Kali Natakam Sripted and acted in this play directed by Chandradasan and produced by Lokadharmi,Eranakulam Sajitha Madathil had worked as a producer in Kairali TV, a Malayalam Satellite Channel, from 2000 to 2002. During this tenure, she had conceived, co-ordinated and directed 75 episodes of a weekly magazine titled Penmalayalam on women's issues and performance tradition, she received Three state awards for Documentary Making. For Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala she directed a documentary on P K Medini—Maattathinte pattukari in 2011 with duration of 42min. Sajitha has been writing on Kerala theater for last few years, she received Kerala Sangeet Natak Ak

K. Rekha

K. Rekha is a Malayalam short story writer and jo‌urnalist. Now She is Working as a Lecture She was born on 30 September 1970 as daughter of Appukuttan Nair and Sumathi amma, in Vellani at Irinjalakkuda of Thrissur District, she completed her degree in mathematics from Sree Narayana College and she completed her master's degree in Malayalam from Sree Kerala Varma College, Thrissur. She earned a journalism diploma from Kochin, she was working as a journalist in Malayala Manorama from 2001 to 2018. Now she is working Malayalam Lecture in Bishop Moore College at Mavelikkara, she is a recipient of the I. C. Chacko Award instituted by the Kerala Sahitya Akademi for Arudeyo Oru Sakhavu. }} Ninnil Charunna Nerath Prakash Rajum Njanum Arudeyo Oru Saghavu Kannyakayum Pullingavum Rekhayude Kathakal