Dr. S. Krishnaswamy, Chairman, KRISHNA-TV, is an internationally acclaimed Documentary and TV filmmaker, a recipient of Padma Shri Award from the President of India, and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the US International Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles. Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy, Chief Producer of KRISHNA-TV brings with her decades of experience as Chairperson of Krishnaswamy Associates (P) Ltd., producing several hundred Television programs, with several Awards to her credit.
Dr S. Krishnaswamy
The Track Record of the parent company, KRISHNASWAMY ASSOCIATES founded in 1963, speaks for itself:
The 4-hour film NDUS VALLEY TO INDIRA GANDHI (1976) – with high international acclaim and Distribution by Warner Bros.
Bros. "Nobly conceived and most ably executed".
- Prof. James Beverege (UNESCO)
The 90-minutes film INDIA 5555 (1997) marking the Golden Jubilee of Independence, screened by the White House for President Clinton as part of his orientation before visiting India.
"Conceptually brilliant; Eloquently brought out; Viewing it is a rewarding experience"
- R. Venkataraman, Former President of India
"A brilliant exposition of India through the ages; A source of education for anybody"
- Bharat Ratna C.Subramaniam.
The 18-episode path-breaking TV Serial INDIAN IMPRINTS (2008) on the impact of ancient India on South East Asia, filmed in over 100 locations in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam.
"Fascinating! Of tremendous interest to lovers of art, architecture and history, throughout the world"
- Dr. Karan Singh M P
A DIFFERENT PILGRIMAGE (2010) – A 109-minutes documentary on the live Hindu Temples in South East Asia– and the export version of the same titled TRACKING INDIAN FOOTMARKS (in 4 parts of 25 minutes each)
"Dr. Krishnaswamy deserves to be given a BHARAT RATNA for this contribution"
– Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Scholar-Statesman.
EZHU THALAIMURAI EZHUCHI (1989) Tamil TV Docudrama Serial on the Freedom Struggle.
"Exceptionally well done with a touch of poetry at need. The Values it stresses need loud reiteration"
REALITY BEHIND RELIGION (1992) – inspiring interviews with 16 stalwarts including the Dalai Lama, Rev Mother Teresa, Swami Ranganathananda, Acharya Tulsi, Mohammad Ayub and others.
"A great contribution to Communal Harmony!"
– Shri I K Gujaral, Former Prime Minister of India
5000 YEARS IN 50 MINUTES (2011) produced for the Films Division, Govt. of India to give a bird's eye-view
of Indian history from ancient times to the 21st century.
Memorable Fiction & Arts TV Serials…..
UPASANA - 22-episodes HINDI costume drama TV Serial (and a Tamil version) based on the Tamil Twin Classics Silappadikaram & Manimekalai. "The Tamil people are greatly indebted to Dr. Krishnaswamy & Dr. Mohana for magnificently projecting the culture of Tamilnadu to the rest of India through this wonderful Serial"
- Dr. Ma.Po.Sivagnanam (Scholar & Chairman Tamilnadu Legislative Council).
Arts And Fiction
SAKTHI – Hindi TV Serial based on Jayakanthan's award winning Tamil Short stories
JANA PEHCHANA – Hindi TV Serial of award winning Tamil Short stories
THEEKKUL VIRAL - Tamil Serial based on Vaasanthi's novel, directed by Lata Krishnaswamy;
VISAALAM – 52 episode Tamil TV Serial written by
Dr. S. Krishnaswamy & directed by Gita Krishnaraj
– Winner of the Best TV Story-Screenplay Award;
NALLATHOR VEENAI – Tamil TV Serial based on Sahitya Academy Awardee Jayakanthan's novel;
OORARINDA RAHASIYAM – Award-winning 50 episodes of short stories;
CHINNAKUYILI, award winning serial based on Sujata's novel;
THUPPARIYUM SAMBU, a hilarious comedy classic;
ANANDA THANDAVAM, Hindu Mythology;
WHEN THE GODS DANCE – 33 episode International Award winning Serial with 200 dancers from all over India
BUDDHA JATAKAM, Buddhist mythology;
KRISHNASWAMY ASSOCIATES (P) Ltd ……….….Some of the Recognitions
PADMA SHRI Award was conferred on Dr. S. Krishnaswamy by The President of India in 2009.
Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on
Dr. S. Krishnaswamy by the US International Film & Video Festival, Los Angeles, in 2005, "for his significant contributions to a better understanding of India in the West". He is the first Afro-Asian recipient of that award, in 40 years of the festival.
The Honor Summus Award of Watumull Foundation, Hawaii was conferred in 1987 on Dr. S. Krishnaswamy, "for filmmaking with social commitment, combining technical skill with creative finesse".
Seva Ratna Award of the Centenarian Trust was received from the hands of Dr. S D Sharma, former President of India by Dr. S. Krishnaswamy "for being a monumental example of the Indian Cultural Heritage".
For The Sake of Honor Award to Dr. S. Krishnaswamy by the Rotary International "for contributions to Communication for the elevation of the human Spirit".
Triangle Media Group Award (Leicester University, UK) for Dr. Krishnaswamy as one of the Top Global 50 Media Achievers in 2007;
Distinguished Citizen Award conferred on
Dr. S. Krishnaswamy by Hamsadwani, a leading Cultural organization in Chennai, in 2009.
Indira Priyadarshini Award conferred on
Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy in New Delhi in 2004
Hari Om Ashram Gold Medal conferred on
Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy in 1984
First Prize in Global Video Competition conferred on
Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy by the International Federation of University Women in Helsinki, for her film titled HOW THEY LEFT BEHIND on women's empowerment.
Creative Excellence Award from the US International Film & Video Festival conferred on LATA & GITA for choreographing and performing in the dance serial SAVITRI, based on the Aurobindo Classic.
Creative Excellence Award from the US International Film & Video Festival conferred on Dr. Mohana Krishnaswamy as Producer and for LATA & GITA as Directors and artistes of the dance serial WHEN THE GODS DANCE
Krishnaswamy Associates has won 4 National Awards for non-fiction films, and the Special National Award to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Independence for the documentary film "I".
The Vibrant Indian Award was conferred on
Dr. S. Krishnaswamy by DEVELOPERS INDIA – an organisation of Sikh leaders, in 2010