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Soorya KrishnamoorthyFounder

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Soorya IndiaIntegration through Culture

Soorya

Soorya is a leading stage and film society, functioning with it's head quarters in Trivandrum, the capital of kerala, the southern most state of india. Soorya has its Chapters in 36 countries in the world - Singapore (Singapore), Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Seramban (Malaysia), Auckland (Newzealand) Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth (Australia) , London, Manchester (UK), Zurich (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy), Koln (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Bahrain (Bahrain), Kuwait (Kuwait), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Dubai (UAE), Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar), Damam, Riyad, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia). Moscow (Russia) Johannasburg, East London, Durban (South Africa) Botswana (Africa) Mosambiqu and (Africa) all over USA. Soorya also has it's actively working Chapters in 60 Centres in India ie. Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dombvili, Pondicherry, Pune, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Kolkotta, Mookambika, Nagarcoil, Thirunelveli, Thanjavoor, Trichi, Ahamedabad, Vadodara, 30 villages and 14 Districts of Kerala.

Soorya is a full member of the National Film Archive of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Federation of Film Societies of India.

The main activities of Soorya include screening films of artistic excellence, presenting film directors and holding their retrospectives, organizing seminars and discussions, conducting festivals of music, dance, talk, video, theatre, painting, photography... Soorya stands for good cinema and good stage programmes; also functions as a platform for the promotion of young talents.

Soorya Krishnamoorthy

  • Founder of Soorya Movement (Soorya – the largest Cultural organisation of the world, with its chapters in 38 countries and 60 centers in India)
  • Writer, Director, Art Promoter, Speaker
  • Winner of over 200 National and International Awards and over 20 titles
  • Pioneer of the Light & Sound show in Malayalam and creator of a new
  • Theatrical art form, Theatre of Freedom
  • Originator of the Realistic Cartoon Drama Series in Indian Theatre, Chaayakada Kadhakal
  • Former Chairman, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademy (5 years)
  • Former Dean and Chairman, Board of Studies, University of Calicut
  • Festival Director, International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFOK) (5 years)
  • Former Vice Chairman, Kerala State Chalachitra Academy
  • 40 years of committed service in propagating, promoting, presenting and preserving Indian Culture
  • Pioneer of several welfare schemes, many of which were first time in India, conceived to benefit the poor artistes of the state
  • Member – National and State Film Award Committees
  • Member – Doordarshan Advisory Board, NFDC Script Committee
  • Member – Core Committee to frame Cultural Policy of the Government