Vilas Janve received SNA prestigious Award from the President of India. He was awarded SNA Sammarn for the year 2021 in the field of Mime. He received Tamrapatra , Rupees One Lakh and Angwastram from HE president of India Smt Draupadi Murmu. Hailing from Udaipur,Rajasthan, Vilas Janve(68) has been engaged in the art of Mime for more than five decades. He is among 128 performing artistes of India who were honored SNA awards and Fellowships by the President of India at Vigyan Bhavan,New Delhi today.
Vilas Janve (born 1954) is a prominent versatile artiste who has scripted, produced, directed and enacted in many Mimes presented in National and International Mime Festivals. He has actively participated in almost all National Mime Festivals, (at Delhi, Kolkata, Dimapur, Guwahati, Imphal. Jalpaigudi, Shantiniketan, Prayagraj, Ujjain, Mumbai, Thiruvananthpuram, Udaipur, Jaipur and Jodhpur).He has also several shows to his credit in many towns, villages, Doordarshan and on line country wide.
Vilas Janve has been honored with “Senior Fellowship in the field of Mime” by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India (year 2000-2002). Worthy Disciple of Guru Padmashri Niranjan Goswami( Director National Mime Institute and Indian Mime Theatre, Kolkata), Janve has conducted Mime Workshops in collaboration with WZCC, CCRT, State Academies, Educational and Cultural Institutions in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Rajasthan, Delhi, Haryana, Punjab ,Madhya Pradesh and Chandigarh. Janve has worked for West Zone Cultural Centre and Centre for Cultural Resources and Training and now heading Martand Foundation ,Udaipur,Trust dedicated for conservation of Culture.