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Chittani Chittani Ramachandra Hegde : Is a Yakshagana artist from Honnavara, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka. He was awarded with Padmashri award, first such award to any Yakshagana artist, by Government of India. Chittani Ramachandra Hegde was born and brought up in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka. He is much famed for Bhasmasura role in Yakshagana performance and his style is popularly known as chittani style. He practiced badaguthittu style of Yakshagana. In spite of stiff resistance from family members, he started giving Yakshagana performances at the age of 15 and still continues to act. Chittani perfected the Yakshagana performance to such a level, where he is considered as "a finest example of what one could achieve in life with hard work and achievements." Chittani Ramachandra Hegde is the first artist performing Yakshagana, to receive prestegeious Padmas Shri award and he dedicated the award to "Yakshagana".
SukriGowda Mrs. Sukri Bomma Gowda : Has bagged the Sandesha Arts Award hails from Ankola in Uttara Kannada.