A slim­mer awards show

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her this far.

“You need to en­joy and love what you’re do­ing. I en­joy ev­ery process that comes with per­form­ing. And it’s all about end­less learn­ing as well. I even learnt a lot from work­ing with the younger ac­tors,” she said.

Over the years, Suka­nia has been part of stage pro­duc­tions both in Malaysia and Sin­ga­pore. These in­cluded Leela Pu­rushota­man, Balek Kam­pong, Sy­bil, Pu­teri Gu­nung Ledang and Twelfth Night. She has also dab­bled in movies such as Garuda and Talen­time.

Other win­ners in­cluded DuaS­pace Dance Theatre Academy’s Black & White @ Vari­a­tion Re­run 2016 for Best Chore­og­ra­pher In A Fea­ture Length Work; Ng Chor Guan’s For 2020: I’m From 2020 in Best Mu­sic And Sound De­sign, Carpe Diem by Check­mate Cre­ation in Best Pro­duc­tion Values, Mah­suri (And Other Pe­cu­liar Tales) A New Mu­si­cal in In­no­va­tion In Mu­si­cal Theatre and Raja Ma­lik’s The Lan­guage Ar­chive in Best Set De­sign.

This year, two Malaysia-born artistes and a home­grown col­lec­tive were cho­sen as the game chang­ers for the awards’ so­cial me­dia cam­paign.

They were Rani Moor­thy, a theatre pro­ducer and film­maker; Ren­dra Zawawi, the Los An­ge­les-based mu­sic pro­ducer and singer-song­writer; and the 11-time ti­tle holder of the Gent­ing World Lion Dance Cham­pi­onship, Kun Seng Keng Lion And Dragon Dance As­so­ci­a­tion.

For the com­plete win­ners’ list, visit www. kakiseni.com

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