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Krishnakumar Balasubramanian

Artistic Director/ Actor/ Director/ Writer
The Little Theatre, Chennai
About me:

He is an Actor/ Director/ Scriptwriter based in Chennai. As the Artistic Director of The Little Theatre(TLT), he directs the Christmas Pantomimes with a strength of 90 adults and children in the cast. This is the annual TLT fundraiser that has provided educational scholarships for over hundred underprivileged children.

He also directs the Home productions for The Little Festival which is an initiative by TLT to bring high end international theatre productions to Chennai that caters specifically to school children.

He works extensively with school students to help develop and channel their creativity by using theatre as a medium and with teachers to make the process of education more engaging.

He played the lead actor in the Tamil Feature Film ‘Kaadhalaagi’ in 2010. At age 27, has six critically and commercially successful productions to his credit as Director & Scriptwriter and numerous well received performances as an actor.

A TEDx speaker, he was on the Panel at the World Economic Forum on India (2012). Voted as one of the 37 young Indians of tomorrow giving him the title ‘Theatre Technocrat’ by ‘India Today’ magazine.

An avid fitness enthusiast, he has dabbled in different forms of martial arts, was a national level competitive swimmer. He is passionate about animal welfare.

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