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Malayalam Film and Television Chamber of Commerce

Malayalam Film and Television Chamber of Commerce

Shajee Chelad

The real name of Shajee Chelad is Shajee P. Madhavan who was born in 1971 at Kothamangalam Thaluk, Ernakulam District in Kerala.

Shajee Chelad graduated in BFA from The Thiruvanathapuram College of Fine Arts of Kerala University in 1996 with a first rank in painting.

Since 1996 he has been one among the prominent artists who take part in the yearly exhibition conducted by the Kerala Lalithakala Academy. He took part in many Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions and the other exhibitions conducted by several organizations in India and abroad. Shajee has received many scholarships and accolades for his creative work in this field.

Shajee Chelad had been working as a teacher of Fine Arts in various schools and colleges in Kerala since 1999. Presently he is working at the Scholars’ International School in Qatar as the HOD of the Fine Arts Department.

He concentrates on imparting the basic concepts of paintings to his students through simple techniques. He acts as a mentor to his students and prepares them to take part in various painting competitions and exhibitions.
He had opportunities to be a part of many state and national art camps conducted by The Kerala Lalithakala Academy. Besides Shajee Chelad leads the seminars conducted by MAPS Qatar regularly. Shajee Chelad received the State awards from the Kerala Lalithakala Academy in the year 1996, 2001 and 2009. He was also honoured with awards by the club of UNESCO of PIRAEUS and Islands and MAPS International WLL for his remarkable contribution in the field of art. In addition he has received many accolades from a number of associations in this field. He is a regular participant in the Qatar International Art Festivals.

Many of his paintings and drawings got their place in the collections owned by both government and private entities. His cartoons, illustrations, paintings were published in several reputed international magazines and dailies.

Besides painting and teaching, Shajee is fond of literature, acting and art designing of film and theatre sets. He also works as a freelance artist.

The Malayalam Film and TV Chamber of Commerce is really privileged to have Shajee Chelad as the General Secretary of the Managing Committee.