ACHIVEMENTS (Awards and Milestones)
All India Radio A - Top Grade Award (04/Oct/2013)
Sangeet Natak Akademi - "Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar"
"Yagnaraman Award of Excellence" by SRI KRISHANA GANA SABHA on 06/July/2013
"Yagnaraman Award of Excellence" by SRI KRISHANA GANA SABHA on 06/July/2013
"VANI KALA NIPUNA" by SRI THYAGA BRAHMA GANA SABHA on 15/08/2011
"NADA RATHNA" by NADA SUDHA on 12/01/2011
OBUL REDDY ENDOWMENT AWARD - 1 Lakh Cash Award
"SHANMUGA SIRONMANI" by SRI SHANMUKHANANDA SANGEETHA SABHA, MUMBAI on 26/12/2009
The Title of "Yuva Kala Bharati" award receiving from SANGEETHA Sagara Sri Semmangudi R. Srinivasa Iyer
In the year 1986, Kannan received a talent scholarship from the Government of India, thus enabling him to come under the mentorship of Kum. Kanyakumari.
Began his career in the film industry at the age of 10, under the direction of Diwaker; his first movie being Puli Petra Pillai
Received the Yuva Kala Bharathi from Bharat Kalachar in 1988
Received grading from All India Radio, without an audition
Received the “Best Violinist Award” from the Madras Music Academy for eight consecutive years; from 1991 to 1999 and subsequently in 2004 and 2006
Has been playing for Maestro Ilayaraja since 1991
Began a successful innings on foreign shores with a performance in France in 1996
Has been rendering successful Fusion concerts since 1999
Introduced the Silent Violin into carnatic music in 2001
Performed at the Alhambara Palace in Spain in 2004
Collaborated with African and Iranian musicians for performance across Europe in 2004
Performed at the Morocco International Music Festival with Le Rhythm De La Parole from 2002 to 2006
Performed at the International Folk Music festival in Norway from 2002 and 2006
Performed at Puttaparthi in the Divine presence of Bhagawan Shri Sathya Sai Baba in August 2006, using the Silent Violin in a concert featuring the HeartBeat Ensemble
"Margazhi Ragam"
Bombay Jayashri and T.M Krishna in concert
Theatrical Release 18th December2008

The austerity of Carnatic music and the glamour of cinema meet at very rare junctures. It is a momentous time, when the two fuse to form the viewer’s delight. An innovative attempt by …………… to preserve the magic of a full fledged classical Kutcheri in the form of a feature film, this movie features Kannan accompanying Bombay Jayashree who is seen in concert with T M Krishna and other Vidwans.