P. Unnikrishnan was conferred the title 'Isai Peroli' by Karthik Fine Arts, on Sunday the 6th of December 98.
Was awarded the title 'Yuva Kala Barathi' by the Bharath Kalachar, the title 'Nada Bhushanam' conferred by the Shanmukhananda Fine Arts, New Delhi and the title 'Kalaimamani' by the government of Tamil Nadu.
Received the National Award for the Best Male Playback Singer for the year 1994 for his first ever film song 'Ennavale' (Kadalan) and 'Uyirum Neeye' (Pavithra).
Received various awards from the Music Academy, Chennai, and other prestigious institutions.
Recorded over 600 film songs for Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam films. Has more than 25 albums on cassettes and CD's to his credit.
Is an "A" grade artiste of the All India Radio and has given a number of concerts all over India, U.S.A, The Middle East, The United Kingdom, The Far East, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.