T.S. Sriguruprasad
Academics Head

Sriguruprasad TS is a highly motivated and energetic individual with over 14 Years of experience in theatre & movie field as an actor, teacher & director. He conducts acting workshops for theatre troupes like, “The Red Theatre Trust'', “Siri Sambhrama” “Anveshane Ranga Tanda" in Bangalore, “Suprayoga” in Shivamogga, “Adhvaya” in Mysore, to name a few.

Apart from teaching in theatre, Sriguru counsels people who come to him for advice on positive thinking and personality development for more than a decade. He has directed children in Student Leadership Development Program in schools and colleges. Sriguru has worked in some of south India's biggest reality shows like, BIGG BOSS, YENGA VEETA MAAPILLAI, PELLI CHUPULU, ANUBHANDA AWARDS & many more.

Faculties


Trinity Course


Chanda Khaturia

Chanda Khaturia has completed her studies in English Literature from Pune, Chanda has acquired a lot of experience in teaching and interacting with diverse age groups. Chanda is a certified Voice, Accent and Life skills trainer. She pursued her training at British Connections, Pune in 2007. Chanda has trained life skills to corporates such as Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, The residency, Coimbatore and BitWise Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Pune.

Chanda’s passion for theatre started in her school days. She has acted in plays such as Mahesh Dattani’s ‘Where there’s a will’, Kasthuri Sreenivasan’s English translation of Silappathikaram, ‘The Anklet’, Girish Karnad’s ‘The Wedding Album’ to name a few. Chanda has directed numerous plays for children and adults. ‘Don’t dress for Dinner’, ‘Swami and friends’, ‘Love, sex and the Taxman to name a few.

Chanda has established herself as an effective facilitator/trainer in this segment and is a leading proponent of the theatre-based workshops conducted in schools, colleges and corporates. Chanda holds the Associate Level diploma in Speech and Drama offered by Trinity College London. She has been working towards training Trinity courses since then. She is now an academic consultant of Trinity college.

Dimpy Fadhya

Dimpy has commenced her film & television career in Acting as a child artist in a TV soap called Sara Jahan Hamara directed by Satish Kaushik and Sudhir Mishra. She has walked the ramp for well known fashion choreographers Prasad Bidappa and Sreedhar.

Equivalently she has given herself the opportunity to streamline her career approach internationally by being a part of international print ads, viral and digital videos, TV commercials, audio visuals, web series. She also has the privilege of being part of more than 180 shows in theater. Has done short films in Kannada, Malayalam, Urdu and English. Has recently acted in three full length Kannada films, one of it to be released shortly. Also a voice over artist for Radio spot, corporate and dijital films.

Has been nominated for best actor at the Siima awards 2018 for short film catagory. Winner of A2Z Cinema awards for best actor.

Avinash Muddappa

An acclaimed multi-lingual actor, Avinash Muddappa has acted in more than 100 theatrical productions, more than 10 short films in Kannada, Hindi, Kodava, Tamil and English, and 2 feature films in Kannada and English/Hindi in lead roles.

He has also significantly contributed in International print ads, viral and digital videos, TV commercials, audio visuals, web series and voice overs. His work as a voice over artist for the Gandhi statue in New York, Top Gallant Radio in LA, Radio spots, audio book for Amazon among others have been well received worldwide.

His directorial ventures at big corporate houses like Flipkart, British Telecom, Tesco, Alstom and Biocon are testimonies to his theatre expertise and passion towards his art.

Avinash works in the space of special education and theatre arts. He has actively contributed towards the cause by acting and training special students.

Film Making


Rajshekhar Akki

Rajshekhar Akki has studied filmmaking and screenwriting in Mumbai’s iconic NCPA. Akki has worked with many of the professional experimental theatre troupes including Pt Satyadev Dubey, Sunil Shanbhag, Neeraj Kabi to name a few. Akki moved to Bengaluru in 2014 before working for Bigg Boss Kannada season 1 & 2 as a writer. In Bengaluru he formed a theatre troupe Natak Company and directed his first Kannada play ‘Nammoorinallobba Talathi’. Akki started teaching acting, filmmaking and screenwriting in various film schools in Bengaluru including Abhinaya Taranga, Bimba.. to name a few. Over the years he has developed a unique method of teaching the art and science of acting and filmmaking which focuses on the foundation of these arts.

Madan Ramvenkatesh

Masters in Electronic Media from University of Mysore Madan Ramvenkatesh is a Bangalore based filmmaker with over a decade of experience in writing, editing, directing short films,TVC's, documentaries, corporate films and feature films. Madam has worked in commercial television channels for various shows, to name a few – he was program producer for Bigg Boss Kannada & was associate creative director for Kannada KBC. Madan has worked with eminent filmmakers like Sunil Kumar Desai,Yograj Bhat, Suri, Raghu Samarth as the associate and co-director.

His short films have premiered all around the world with awards & recognition. "U-TURN" - official selection for 13 international short film festivals during 2011-12. winner of best short film award at Bhubaneshwar, Gujarat, Guwahati, Bengaluru & Mysore. "ABC" - a Hindi short film - was an official selection for 15 international short film festivals during 2016-17 & winner of best short film award at Texas, Berlin. "ABC" television premiered on NDTV PRIME. "The Last Kannadiga" - premiered in cities of US and UK & winner of SIIMA shorts 2017.

Karthik Mallur

Karthik Mallur is an Indian filmmaker, cinematographer currently living in Bangalore. Karthik has completed MBA in Advt & Media management from Belgium, Europe. Karthik is a 2019 SMIFA award winner for the best cinematography, He was nominated at Critics' Choice Awards 2019 and Red FM short film awards 2020 for best cinematography.

Karthik actively associated with Sandalwood, Bollywood & Kollywood as a cinematographer. To name a few of his films, 'Y' in Bollywood, Iraiva (Tamil), Dhand (Tulu), *121#, Chitraali, Coma, Chiravaada Nenapu, Rita, Home Minister in Kannada & so on. Karthik has also directed a Kannada short film "badidebbisu" in 2016. As an editor he has edited 15 projects and most of it are TV commercials and short films for awards. He was also honoured as a jury to many photography competitions, national level film festivals and theatre festivals.

Vasudev Murthy

Vasudev Murthy is a civil Engineer by profession and a writer by passion. Vasudev has over 25yeras of corporate experience and is currently pursuing the passion for writing. Vasu has published more than 25 short stories in leading kannada magazines like “Taranga”,”Mayura, “sudha”, “Uttaana” etc. “The Perfect Murder” a collection of short stories got published last year and now it is available both in E book and as audio book also.

"LAST CASE" based on Vasudev short story won best short film award in various film festivals. His Political thriller Novel “HULI HEJJE“ has been approved for publication in TARANGA. Vasu is working on a collection of short stories (crime thrillers) for MYLANG publications, along with 2 scripts one for a web series and for a full length movie in Kannada & Tamil.

Sridhar Narasimhan

Sridhar at the tender age of 6 and went on to give my maiden performance at Gayana Samaja, Bangalore. Sridhar was groomed and trained under Sri AV Venkataramanaiah, Sangeeta Kala Ratna RR Keshavamurthy and further nurtured by Padma Bhushan Parur MS Gopalakrishnan, with a blend of Hindustani and Carnatic music. Sridhar has performed in numerous concerts as an accompanist and soloist providing support to Bombay Sisters, Sikkil Sisters, CV Madhuranath, MT Selvanarayana, Kurudi Venkannachar, BN Suresh, to name a few.

As a musician, singer, violinist and composer, Sridhar strongly endorse by saying that “Music is Magic”. Sridhar has been grooming disciples in Carnatic music (Vocal and Violin) over 3 decades. he has embarked on a new journey in composing, producing, directing music for film industry in areas of background score (BGM), special effects (SFX), Songs in all genres and writing lyrics. He is also producing music for private albums in the world music genre.

Indian Theatre


Arun Murthy

Arun Murthy holds diploma in Dramatic Arts from Ninasam, Heggodu. Arun is associated with ace theatre personality Mandya Ramesh, a Ninasam graduate with 35 years of training in the field of theatre and film. He has worked with several theatre groups like Ranga Shankara, Centre for Film & Drama, Banna, Aneka, Creative Theatre, Nrutarutya, Binding Wire, Raghu Dixit Project, RadhaKalpa, Natana, Bangalore school of speech and Drama Etc...

Arun has theatre experience over 13 years in the creative, artistic, and technical aspects of theatre like sound, light and projection. He has worked the honour of interacting and working with several national names like Prakash Belawadi, Balaji Manohar, NagathihalliChandrashekhar, Suresh Anagalli and international names like Naseeruddin Shah, AnupamKher, HabibTanvir, and RatanThiyam, Ramesh Arvind, Aproop Acharya, Mrs. Suravi Banergee, Aroor Jagdish, Mandya Ramesh , M,S Satyu, Bejon (Switzerland), Etc…

Arun has acted in more than 100 plays and directed more than 30plays. He has acted in 20 movies and 15 serials.

He has conducted theatre workshops for children in Center for Film & Drama, Shankara Art Foundation, KLE School, Ranga Shankara, Suchitra & Banna School of Acting. Apart from teaching students Arun has done corporate theatre training in big companies like Wipro, Igates, Infosys (Mysore), Karnataka Milk Federation & Dharwad University.

Yashaswini R Rao

Yashaswini R Rao is a graduate from National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi. She has her diploma from Attakkalari centre for movement arts and mixed media. Yashawini is trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Sri Lakshmi Kumar.

She has worked under eminent theatre directors B. Jayashree, Surendranath, Mandya Ramesh, Prakash Belawadi, Balaji Manohar, M S Umesh, Champa Shetty, Prakash Shetty, Gopal Krishna Deshpande, Arun murthy, Mrs. Suravee Banerjee , John Britton, Anuradha kapoor, Abhilash Pillai, Santanu Bose, Surya Mohan Kulshreshtha etc.. She has been Awarded ‘Best Actress’ for the play ‘ Thunta Robin’, ' Bestana Meenu'.

Yashawini is associated with teams like Ranga Shankara, CFD suchsitra, Bangalore Theatre collective, Manoranga, Binding wire, RangaMantapa, Prasanga, Natana, Mumbai Karnataka Sangha, Delhi Karnataka sangha to name a few.

Yeshawini has teaching experience at Tent cinema, Banna, VIBGYOR, ManoRanga, KLE School.

Akshay Kumar P S

Akshay is Diploma holder in theatre from Kannada University, Hampi with over a decade of experience in teaching and makeup. Akshay has acted in more than 25plays with various troupes like Geleyara Ranga Balaga, Shree Chiguru Chethana Kala Balaga (R), Surya Arts International, Dramatics, Ranga Bhavishya, Rangachakra, Kalaathmaka, Abhiranga and many more.

He has conducted several workshops on acting and makeup for various age groups from 7yrs to 70yrs. Akshay has been associated with many educational institutes like Ramana Maharshi Centre for Learning & Shree Chiguru Chethana Kala Balaga (R) & Sri Kumarans School to train their students in theatre and makeup.

Akshay has acted & directed 5 short films. As Akshay is a very big fan of Charlie Chaplin, he recreated Charlie's comedy series from Kalaathmaka Arts.

Anchoring


Anjali K R

“Being a strong independent woman is being incharge of your life and embracing feminity” is what she believes. Anjali is one of the most sought after artists in Bangalore today. Being an Engineer by qualification, she quit her cushy job in a software firm to follow her passion. Now she happily plays many roles. She is an entrepreneur who is the Founder and CEO at Kreatix Media, Film Actress, TV Anchor, Master of Ceremonies, Speaker, Dancer and Choreographer. Anjali proudly boosts of her Television shows as a host for the popular channels like Zee Kannada, Colors Kannada, Sri Shankara, Ayush TV, SVBC and advertisements for many channels.

Anjali has hosted top events in and around India to name a few CFO STORY BY CPO INNOVATION WITH HSBC, AERO INDIA INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR, ASIA'S EMERGING BRANDS 2019, LEADERSHIP SUMMIT, NI DAYS FUTURE FASTER, ACHIEVERS AWARDS 2020, GTF WOMEN'S EXCELLENCE AWARDS, VKC GROUP ANNUAL MEET, SAPNA AGM 2019, COCOCOLA KUTUMBA ETC.

Arvind N J

Arvind N J is a post graduate in Arts with over 15 years experience in print, radio and visual media. He has worked in the entertainment, news and devotional television channels. Arvind has produced nearly ten thousand shows.

Arvind is currently working as a Programming Head in a Global Hindu Spiritual channel Sri Sankara TV.