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About Founder

Rachana Prasad

Founder – Managing Trustee – Chiranthana

Founder – Director at Art Courtyard Productions, A special educator, Rex Karamveer Chakra Awardee,

XIAOMI Women Achiever of the year 2022

A Theatre Actor and Director, POSH Committee Consultant at Chaitanya Fin Credit Pvt. Ltd.

Our Team

Meet Our Team

Shubha Gaikwad

General Manager

Madhura Ardhini

Digital Marketing Consultant

Shreedhar Gundurao

Shreedhar Gundurao

Shreedhar Gundurao

Manager – Operations

Srinivasa S

Program Manager

Geetha K. S

Vocational Skills Trainer

Nagabhushana Rao

Yoga Instructor

Raksha Bhanuprakash

Special Educator

Vijayalakshmi H


Asha Jaju

Life Skills Trainer


Music Teacher

Arpitha Dharmappa

Special Educator


Resource Teacher


Meet Our Trustees

Narayana Swamy B.S.

Narayana is presently an independent consultant specializing in finance and valuation fields.

He holds Masters Degree in valuation ( Real estate) and is a Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. He also holds Diploma in Business Finance from ICFAI and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.

He has over 34 years of experience in Banking industry. His field of specialisation is in Corporate Credit where he has developed keen interest in corporate credit matters. He has been consultant in Corporate valuations involving valuation of tangible and intangible assets. The clientele include ABB, Strides, CISCO, Indena India Ltd, Manipal Group, RMZ, Prestige, HDFC, Bennet & Coleman, Raheja, Ozone, Chartered group etc.

Shantheri Mallaya

Shantheri is a journalist with 17 years’ experience in technology journalism.

She has led India editorial operations at leading tech media houses. Her roles have included being an event content anchor, panel moderator, speaker, mentor, tech observer, researcher who enjoys conversations with tech communities.

She has recently joined as Editor -News at ETCIO, part of Times Internet, a leading digital media, events and services subsidiary of the Times Group.

Besides her primary career, Shantheri is an avid reader, blogger, writer, storyteller and an active theatre person, having worked in English and Kannada productions with some of Bangalore’s leading theatre groups both onstage and back stage.

She is also exploring her interests in other medium such as short films and has featured in a short role in a film titled, “The Emergency”.

Besides espousing social causes close to her heart, serving as Honorary Trustee with Chiranthana, a Bangalore based not-for-profit.  She is also a volunteer member of WICCI’s Coaching Council.

She is a published author, and has co-authored a novella thriller titled, “The Game of Pawns”, along with two others.

Shantheri hosts a film-based podcast, titled, “My Legend” where she interviews film critics and other passionate cine-philes on memories associated with cinema.


Shantheri is a post graduate in Journalism, having completed Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) from Bangalore University. She has also completed a certification course in Guidance and Counselling from IIPR.

Advisory Board

Meet Our Advisory Board

Dr. Sridhar MK

A Doctorate in Philosophy and a senior academician, Dr Sridhar’s life has inspired many. He has held many eminent posts, having served as Member Secretary of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission and Karnataka State Innovation Council. He is a trainer for various organizations, a passionate activist for social and national causes. He was conferred with the Karnataka Rajyothsava Award by Government of Karnataka, Kempegowda Award by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagar Palika (BBMP), and General President Gold Medal by Indian Science Congress Association. He serves on the Advisory Board of prominent nation level education councils such as the CABE, All India Board of Management Studies, AICTE, Executive Council of Central University of Gujarat, among others. He is also the Honorary President of Centre for Educational and Social Studies (CESS), an initiative of Vidyarthi Shikshana Seva Trust. Dr Sridhar is now Co – Founder – Chancellor of Chanakya University.

Vijay Ladha

Vijay is a veteran business mentor, entrepreneur, chartered accountant. He is a firm believer in the idea of a business plan and well-informed business decisions.

Srikar Y V

Srikar is a technology leader with 20+ years of experience in building and scaling high growth technology businesses. He is currently Director, Government Relations at redBus, Ibibo Group Pvt. Ltd. He is a Mentor and Advisor at T-Hub, IIIT Hyderabad, German Government Accelerator and Goa Tourism Tech Initiatives. He is co-founder for a social organization called Rotary Bangalore Harmony and is focussed on Healthcare & Femtech areas.

Anand Rao

Anand is the author of the critically acclaimed A Muslim in the Midst that opened to sold out audiences and standing ovations at New York’s Hudson Guild Theatre. A Muslim in the Midst won a nomination for the best play/musical award at New York’s Thespis Summerfest 2016. Equally proficient in both Kannada and English, Anand was born and raised in Bangalore, where he played prominent roles in over 50 theatre productions in English and Kannada. Along with Radio personality, Prakash Paul, he co-founded the highly successful Resonate Voice Acting Workshop that trained thousands of people within the first 4 years. A strong proponent of social justice, multi-cultural theater and performing arts, he has worked closely with many multi-ethnic performing arts groups in Utah, New York and New Jersey, directing plays, hosting stage shows, training children, writing scripts and offering strategic advice to individuals and companies. Anand’s traning includes screenwriting under Ela Their, and improvisation techniques under Michael Gellman. Additionally, Anand has an M.B.A. from the Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Graduate Certificate in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Utah. He also has an M.A., in English Literature, B.A., and advanced studies in journalism and public relations from Universities in India.

Varuna Subramanyam

Varuna, a graduate in Electronics & Communications Engineering from the National Institute of Engineering, University of Mysore, worked in the Software Engineering field for 25 years in varying roles of management and retired from IBM. He is passionate about giving back to society and making an impact in the field of education, He is also currently working at the Department of Informatics at the Trans-Disciplinary University in Bangalore. He is also executive member with the NGO Ossat.

Pramod Sridharamurthy

Pramod is Vice President of Products and India Operations at Glassbeam, with over 18 years of leadership experience focused around people, process, and products in startups and growth-stage companies in the big data analytics, connected machines, and Health care space. A startup guy at heart, he enjoys solving problems at scale and is passionate about connected machines and the opportunities it holds for communities at large. Beyond his professional commitments, Pramod is a core volunteer, Secretary, and Trustee at India Literacy Project (ILP). At ILP, Pramod drives fundraising for Bangalore Chapter through CSR and other avenues, manages partner relationships with other non-profits and the Government Education Department.

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Bank Details

Account Name: Chiranthana
Account No: 1152000100069001
IFSC Code: KARB0000115
Branch: GOKULA