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MK Raina

Maharaj Krishna Raina, one of the best known theatre actors and directors, graduated from National School of Drama in 1970 with the Best Actor award. He has produced over 130 plays in 13 languages. He received the Sanskriti Samman in 1980, the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award in 1981, Best Director of the year by West Bengal Government 1982, the Best Director’s award of Punjabi Akademi, Delhi in 1987. He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi award in 1995 and the Swarna Padak from Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir in 1996 for his contribution to Indian Theater. He was also awarded one of India’s highest theatre awards, the B.V. Karanth award for lifetime achievement in 2007.

Jayachandran Palazhy

Jayachandran Palazhy was trained extensively in Bharatanatyam, Kathakali and Kalaripayattu, and his quest for a suitable medium for self-expression, and urge for innovation led him to the launch of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts in Bengaluru in 1992. ‘Movement’ remains at the centre of Palazhy’s artistic register upon which he can then be seen to model the syntax and structure of the language. He has been involved in several research and educational projects including ‘Teaching Methodology in Indian Performing Arts’. A collaborative effort with various educational institutes explored the feasibility of introducing movement, music and visual arts in the curriculum. Attakkalari also launched a diploma course in 2006. Palazhy’s teaching methodology aims at aiding non-linear and fragmented narratives, and hence is designed to exposes students to the judicious use of mixed media – bodily movement, film, sound, light, plastic arts, digital arts and so on.

Vasu Primlani

Vasu Primlani is a leading International Stand up Comedian, business professional and social entrepreneur. She has performed in numerous shows across the world. She has received many prestigious awards like Nari Sakti Award, People's Green Award, Under 35 Business Women (World Business Magazine London), Stand On A Better World Award (Environment Category Mannington) ...

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