BITSian Anu Hassan wins Kalaimamani Award
Thursday, December 03, 2009
Posted by: BITSAA Newsletter
A versatile person (natural for BITSians :)), Anu Hassan is an Entrepreneur, Film Actress, Model, Jazz Singer, Martial Arts expert, Bungee Jumper, Scuba Diver and TV Star. She currently hosts the celebrity talk show "Koffee with Anu". Organized by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka (Literature, Music, Theatre) Mandram, the 42nd Kalaimamani awards were organised by the Tamil Nadu Iyal Isai Nataka at the Kalaivanar Arangam Chennai on November 28, 2009. Proud to be BITSian Anu Hassan was one of the recipients of Kalaimamani Award 2009. Governor Surjit Singh Barnala and Chief Minister Karunanidhi distributed the medals to the winners.
Anu has earned a MSc degree in Physics and Management from BITS , Pilani. She is also a proficient basketball player who has represented the Trichy district. Anu has also worked as a dubbing artist, lending her voice for many non-Tamil-speaking actresses.The BITSians who were on campus between 1988 and 1993 remember Anu Hassan in some of the EDC productions of the day including Fiddler on the Roof and Spartacus. Anu takes up whatever she does as a mission with passion which ensures that there are no dreams too large and no frontiers beyond reach.
In an exclusive message to BITSAA, Anu Hassan was emphatic in stating that her alma mater BITS Pilani in addition to academic excellence gave ample encouragement to culture oriented activities during her student days (1988 to1993) and that she takes pride in stating the same.