Mohiniattam dancer Kalamandalam Leelamma has performed in films like ‘Dance d’enchatress’ directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan and in ‘Nirmalayam’ directed by M.T. Vasudevan Nair (which got Swarna Kamalam from the President of India).

Kathakali maestro Kalamandalam Krishnan Nair was known during his formative years as Poothana Krishnan because of his outstanding portrayals of the character Poothana.

Rukmini Devi never allowed a male character to be dressed as a female.

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