Kanaiyalal F Patel, fondly known as Kanu Patel, is in search of the ultimate creative satisfaction. He is a painter par excellence and is simultaneously involved in theaters, TV films, serials, ad-films and corporate films as an actor, producer, director and art director. He is also a professional graphic designer and is closely involved with projects of social concern. Winner of awards in different categories ranging from best actor and best film to best painting, the suave and the somber artist is one of the few who uses the palette knife to create an aesthetic texture.
- Rang Manch
30th November, 1966 - Visnagar
Art Teachers Diploma - 1984(center first)
Diploma in Painting - 1988 (board first)
Specially honoured by the Chief Minister of Gujarat for my services in the progress of nation in the field of Painting & Drama in the year 2004.
Specially honoured by Visnagar Jaycees for my services in the progress of Nation in the field of Painting & Drama for year 2004.
- Best Painting:
16thGujarat State Yuvak Mahotsav.
Annual Art Exibition, Fine Arts College 1988.
Maha Koshal Kala Parishad, Raipur-M.P.
- Best Graphic:
8th All India Art Contest, Nagpur-1994
Gujarat State Lalit Kala Academy-1995
10th All India Art Contest, Nagpur-1996
- Best Play:
"Julus" by Nica, Baroda - 1989
- Best Actor:
"Parmatmaka Kutta" by Nica, Baroda - 1989
"Ek tha Gadha" by Nica and Hum 1991-93
"Khayal Bharmali" by Hum, Baroda - 1992
"Khayal Bharmali" by Nica, Baroda - 1993