Krishnan's prodigious performing skills and a deep perception of the precious art of Carnatic Music have earned for him many prestigious titles and awards and recognition by many organizations and in various forums

1981 - Jaycees Award

1986 - Best Violinist Award from the Music Academy , Chennai

1987 - Yuva Kala Bharathi - - by Bharat Kalachar, Chennai

1990 - Creatalent Award

1992 - "ISSAIPPEROLI" from Karthik Fine Arts, Chennai

1997 - Rajamanikam Pillai Memorial Award from Sriragam Fine Arts

1997 - Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence from Rotary Club of Nangallur

1998 - The Title of "Sangeetha Choodamani: was conferred by Sri Krishna Gana Sabha , Chennai

1998 - "Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Award " in the Kalki Krishnamurthy Centenary year from the Kalki Krishnamurthy Memorial Trust

2004 - "Nadhabhushanam" from Sree Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi

2006 - "Kalaimamani" by the Tamilnadu Isai Nataka Manram, Chennai

2007 - Appointed Asthana Vidwan of Kanchi Mutt in Kanchipuran

2009 - "Sangeetha Kalasagara' Award conferred at the 42nd Annual Cultural Festival of Music,Dance & Drama