Asian Television Award
Santhosh George Kulangara bagged the Asian Television Award for the director of the best television programme. Santhosh George received the Award in a function held on April 24, 2009 at UAE.
K.R. Narayanan Award
Santhosh George Kulangara has won the prestigious award instituted by the K.R. Narayanan Foundation in memory of our Hon. former President K.R. Narayanan.
K. Sankaranarayanan, the Governor of Nagaland, presented the award to Santhosh George Kulangara, in a function held at the birth place of K.R. Narayanan at Uzhavoor in Kottayam district, Kerala.
George Kulangara becomes the first Indian Space Tourist
Santhosh George Kulangara is creating
another history by becoming the first Indian space tourist. The Virgin
Galactic, a venture of Sir.Richard Branson of Virgin Atlantic is
behind this dream flight. They have confirmed the seat as passenger
number 38.The authorities of the flight have allowed Santhosh George
to film the entire process of preparations and flight sequences. There
will be three days of flight preparations, to equip with the basic
knowledge for the trip.
Santhosh George will spend three hours in zero-gravity environment.
Sancharam in the Limca Book of Records
Sancharam, the first visual travelogue serial in Malayalam has entered
into the 'Limca Book of Records', an Indian equivalent of the Guinness
Book of World Records. Sancharam bagged this rare honour as a
programme produced by the illustrious media person, Mr.Santhosh George
Kulangara who has been making a solo trip from country to country
videoing the scenes and sights around the world. The 2007 edition of
the Limca Book of Records contains extraordinary feats like this, made
by Indians in the various fields.
Film Critics Award
The Kerala Film Critics Award for the best Television programme
2005 was bagged by Sancharam. The Award was accepted by Sri.Santhosh George
Kulangara, the director of the programme,at the Award Nite
held at Thiruvanathapuram on April 16,2006.
The multifaceted personality Santhosh George Kulangara was awarded
the Yuva Pratibha Award for the year 2004 for his varied contribution
in the field of television programmes by the Indian Junior Chamber.
Kamal Patra Puraskar
The Kamal Patra Puraskar for the year 2004 was awarded to Sri. Santhosh
George Kulangara who has made a major impact in the field of visual
media through his unparalleled programme ‘Sancharam’ by the Indian Junior
The 2004,Souparnikatheeram Miniscreen Award for the best director of a
non-fictional programme was awarded to Sri.Santhosh George Kulangara. Dr
Babu Paul, IAS presented Santhosh George with the award at a function
organized by Soparnikatheeram Arts Society ,a cultural Society based
in Thiruvanathapuram at a VJT Hall.
All India RAPA
'SANCHARAM' was selected for the award of ‘best non-fiction television programme’ given away by Radio and TV
Association (RAPA) when its 30th National Awards were announced. Mr
Santhosh George Kulangara,the director and cinematographer of
SANCHARAM received the award on 7th May 2005 at 6.30 pm at Taj Lands
National Film Academy
'Sancharam' has been declared eligible for the prestigious award
instituted by National Film Academy for
the section 'Other than Fiction!.' Sancharam
has been selected for this coveted Award through the viewers' meet held
at the centres of Thiruvananthapuram ,Ernakulam and Kozhikode.The
Award has been declared by the Jury consisting of M.S. Paul Manalil,
T.P.Sasthamangalam,Kanaka Raghavan and Dr.Nityhyanand at a press
conference held on 29th April 2004.The Award was presented to Mr.Santhosh
George at a function held at Thiruvanathapuram in September, 2004.
Kerala Film Critics Association Award-2003
Sancharam bagged the Kerala Film Critics Association Award for the
second best TV serial for the year 2003.Celebrated film director K.G.
George presented the Award to the maker of the serial Santhosh George
at the colourful Award Night held at Kottayam on April 24,2003.Prominent film
stars of the South Indian cinema like Mohanlal,Prabhu and Jagadish
were present on that occassion.
All India RAPA
The 29th National Award for the best director and photographer was presented to the director and photographer of 'Sancharam'
Mr.Santhosh George Kulangara.The RAPA awards are the most notable ones
among the Television Awards. The Award has been presented to
Mr.Santhosh George by the well known film star Priya Dutta on 22nd May,
2004 at a function held at the Taj Land Ends at Bandra in Mumbai.
Prominent personalities of Bollywood and in the Television sector were
All India RAPA
The script writer of Sancharam, Sri.A.U.Ratheeshkumar was selected for
the prestigious 29th National Award of the Radio and Television
Advertising Practitioners Association of India for the best Script
was presented to Mr.Ratheeshkumar by the well
known film star Priya Dutta on 22nd May 2004 at a function held at the
Taj Land Ends at Bandra in Mumbai.It was for the second time
consecutively that Mr.Ratheeshkumar secured this coveted Award.
Akshaya National Award-2003
Sri.Santhosh George Kulangara was selected for the prestigious Young
Talent Award, instituted by the Akshaya Pustaka Nidhi,for the year
2003. He was awarded for his commendable performance as the
cinematographer and director of the popular visual travelogue serial Sancharam.The Award was presented to Santhosh George by
Sri.G.Karthikeyan,Hon.Minister of Cultural Affairs,Kerala State, at a
ceremony held at the Town Hall, Bangalore.The meeting was attended by
prominent figures like Sri J.Alexander,Hon.Minister of
Tourism,Karanataka state,Payipra Radhakrishnan,Chairman,Akshaya
Pustaka Nidhi and so on.
This is one of the
prestigious awards given at National level in the Radio-Mini screen
field. Sancharam was selected for the award from the TV programmes of about 20 different languages. Mr. A. U. Ratheesh Kumar
is the script writer of ‘Sancharam’. The award presentation ceremony
was attended by renowned TV personalities, critics, chiefs of
Doordarsan and many other private TV channels.A.U. Ratheeshkumar
received the award from famous film actress Pallavi Joshi. Clippings
of the award winning episode of ‘Sancharam’ were shown in the
ceremony. A.U.Ratheeshkumar is serving as the News Editor of the daily
‘Supplement’ published by Labour India group. He is the recipient of
several prestigious awards like P.U.C.L. National award (1997) for
best reporting related to human rights issues and UNICEF Award (1998)
for best journalist.
Rotary Star of the Year 2007
Santhosh George Kulangara was the proud recipient of the Rotary Star of the Year 2007 award. He has got this award for his outstanding contributions in the fields of entrepreneurship and media.
Outstanding Young Indian National Award by JCI India
Santhosh George Kulangara has won another laurel on his cap this year, the Outstanding Young Indian National Award instituted by JCI India. This is in recognition to his exemplifying contribution in numerous endeavours that have continued to serve humanity in a great variety of ways.