She has bagged many credits and awards for her contribution towards Bharatnatyam. She is the first dancer to be invited to occupy the Rabindranath Tagore Chair of Fine Arts in the University of Madras. She is also a member of the General Council and Executive Board of the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi. In 1980, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha awarded the 'Nritya Choodamani' to Chitra. In 1982, the Government of Tamilnadu give her the title, 'Kalaimamani'. She received the 'Central Sangeet Natak Akademi Award' in 1987 and the 'Padma Shri' in 1992. She was also awarded the titles of 'Mahila Shiromani' and 'Sthree Ratnam'. Now she is involved in teaching and helps to collect funds for 'RASA', an institute using creative dance and music therapy for special children with learning disabilities.
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