In 1970, a group of like-minded actors wanted to form an association of actors. They wanted to register the Association as “Singapore Indian Actors’ Association. However, as there were calls for an association for all artistes, “Singapore Indian Artistes’ Association was registered with the Registry of Societies in 1971.
As the executive committee wanted to show its activeness, successfully organised “Kalai Aaram”, a variety show which included songs, dances and plays.
The Association’s next project was “Kalyanamaam Kalyanam” which was staged at the Victoria Theatre. The significance of this play, was that it was staged six times successfully.
The Association presented many shows and also took part in the government’s Drama Festival and won many accolades.
Despite the changing environment since then, the executive committees have been working tirelessly. From a humble membership of 30 when the Association was formed, it has risen to more than 100 life members now.