Kalamandalam Rajashekaran, a Kathakali exponent excellent in Kaplingadu style

Kalamandalam Rajashekaran made his maiden performance in 1967 donning a woman character. Ever since he had performed many women characters doing justice to all. Kalamandalam Rajashekaran practices Northern Kaplingadu style. " Now there are two Kathakali styles that differ Northern Kaplingadu and Southern Kalluvazhi. Though a viewer might not be able to tell the difference, a person with knowledge will be able to feel it. They differ from each other in subtleties like choreographic profile and position of hand gestures, " he says. Many awards came in his way. He met Koodiyattom artist Kalamadalam Shylaja in Kalamandalam who later became his life partner. He says marrying an artist helped in thrive in his chosen field of Kathakali. Ee Vazhitharayil, Episode 109

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