Abhimanyu Vinayakumar is an emerging young director whose endeavors have started to set contemporary trends in Indian theatre made his debut into theatre when he was eight years old, through the children’s plays of Rangachethana, Thrissur. Later he went to get training in Kathakali from Kerala Kalamandalam.After completing his Post Graduation in Theatre ( Design & Direction) from University Hyderabad, he has directed four plays so far.
Kalamandalam Chithra is an internationally acclaimed Mohiniyattam Dancer. Completed her post graduation in Mohiniyattam from Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University in 2012. Travelled across the world with experts like Leela Samson, Sadanam Balakrishnan and Pallavi Krishnan. She had participated in various international dance festivals in the countries like Mauritius, Combodia, France, Belgium and in all the important cultural spaces in India.
His collection of short stories “ Veedine iruttu Vizhungunnu” was published by D C Books, Kottayam. The second anthology “ Jalor Durg” will soon be released by NBS. “ Marimankanni” play based on great poet Unnayi warrier’s life was published by Current Books in 2010 brought him The Kerala Sahitya Akademy award for best play during the period of 2010 – 12. This was performed later in many international theatre festivals including Bharat Rang Mahotsav- New Delhi.