Kathakali is a unique art form of Kerala, the southern State of India. Kathakali has its origin 600 years back and is still one of the main dance forms of Kerala. Kathakali is considered as the most beautiful visual art in the world. And it is called the " Perfect Theatre " of the world. Katha means story and Kali means play. This web page gives you the introduction on Kathakali and about a unique Kathakali performer, Sri Kalamandalam Shiju Kumar.