The Indian Association of San Antonio and Natyanjali Festival 2006, San Antonio (USA), honoured the Dhananjayans with the title `Natyaacharya' at a function held on November 11 at Carver Centre for Performing Arts, SA. The felicitation was organised soon after their presentation of "Ekantha Seetha - the lonely furrow," produced by the Cleveland Cultural Alliance. This award instituted by the Natyanjali Centre for Performing Arts commemorates the first performance and workshops conducted by Shanta and Dhananjayan 20 years ago at the same place.