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bbmp He is the biggest figure of the Kannada television industry, especially when it comes to comedy serials. He has directed Papa Pandu and Silli Lalli which crossed a record 1,000 episodes and has also worked in the capacity of an actor in over 200 Kannada movies. With a career spanning across 35 years in the arena of performing arts, Chandru is the chief mentor of KH Kala Soudha. He has extended his unconditional support to make this a successful venture. We at KH Kala Soudha deeply respect and appreciate his patronage and hope to have his continued support in all our future endeavours.
Sihi Kahi Chandru  
shalni soni This is another name which brings theatre and movies closer. Natana, his repertory, has produced talented actors who have made their presence felt in all departments of the Kannada film and television industry. He has acted in over 100 movies and many TV serials, totalling up a rich performing arts experience of 30 years. He has supported us with his guidance on actual running and day-to-day management of KH Kala Soudha. His inputs in making the auditorium performance-friendly is commendable. His presence on our board of advisors has given us the momentum to upgrade the auditorium operations to match international standards.
Mandhya Ramesh  
auditorium Geeta Citygirl Chopra is a proud native New Yorker that joins the KH Kala Soudha family as an international connection. Hailed as the "South Asian theater's grand diva" by AsianWeek, her acting, directing and producing credits span a glitteringly dissimilar array of thematic elements and inspired energies. With a mission to connect all people and link all the arts in the spirit of progressive solidarity, Citygirl started SALAAM Theatre, the first professional South Asian theatre/arts company in the USA. As Artistic Director of SALAAM since the year 2000, she has had the opportunity to express her personal and creative ideals. Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts NY and the City College of New York.Favorite Acting Credits: Rafta, Rafta… (The Old Globe, San Diego, CA). NY Stage: Charles Mee’s Queens Boulevard (Signature Theatre), Serendib (Ensemble Studio Theatre), The Wound (La MaMa ETC), Democracy in Islam (Theater for the New City), Trail of Tears (TNC), Kalighat (BPAC), Gallathea, Law Against Lovers, Five on the Black Hand Side (Aaron Davis Hall). TV/Film credits: www.imdb.me/citygirl
Gita Citygirl Chopra
Kappanna had a humble beginning; he started stage work as a student at the National College, Basavanagudi, where the eminent Padmabhushana Dr H. Narasimhaiah and Make-up Nani became his mentors. Since then he has contributed immensely to stage lighting, stage design, play production, presentation of folk and classical forms among others. Promotion of Indian culture, especially Kannada culture, has been the main focus. He recently completed a meritorious stint as Chairman of the Karnataka Nataka Akademi. He has been conferred the National Sangeet Natak Academy Award and the Rajyotsava Award and has other awards and accolades to his credit.
Srinvas A.Kapanna  
Volunteers Vijay Padki is a psychologist and a behavioural scientist by training and founder director of the P&P Group, a management resource centre. He has been active in theatre for over five decades. He joined Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT) in 1960 and served the company in various capacities including actor, director, trainer, writer, designer and administrator, not to mention his three stints as president. He has also won the award for the best contemporary play script instituted by the Hindu for the play Credit Titles.
Vijay Padki  
He is a PhD holder of Dramatics and has been a theatre legend from past 40 years. He is acting Director of Karnatka Nataka Academy and has been instrumental in famous Kannada theatre troupe Kala Gangothri. He has worked closely with the Governament of Karnataka and other national and international theatre bodies in the past. He has won many laurels including Nataka Academy’s award in 1992. He has presented his entire support for us in our endeavour of Kala Soudha.
Dr.B.V Rajaram  
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