Karthik Kumar - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Co-founder – evam entertainment & Training Sideways. Evam is India’s 15 year old award winning Performing Arts Entrepreneurship. Some of its accolades include “The Director’s fellowship programme”, Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, Washington DC, The Young Performing Arts Entrepreneurship (YPAE) award from the British Council and one of the finalists of the TATA-NEN Hottest Start-up Awards in 2008.

Training Sideways is India’s No.1 art based soft skills behaviorial training  company offering behavioral training solutions for corporates and colleges using art based experiential methodologies (theatre, music, visual arts, team building games, etc.).

Standup Comedian – Karthik Kumar has written 3 standup solo specials (#PokeMe ,Second decoction & Blood Chutney) and performed over 500 shows across India and international markets such as USA UK Australia New Zealand Singapore HongKong etc. He is also one of the founders of South India’s largest standup movement – evam standup tamasha that produces shows regularly and manages a repertory of artists pan india. His third special “Blood Chutney”is available on amazon prime.

Actor – 15 years body of work spanning Drama, Indian Cinema and Television. He is recognised for his performances in “Veppam” , “Poi Solla Porum”, “Kolla Kollaya Mundhrika” etc.

Director – Artistic director of stage productions such as  ‘Chasing my Mamet Duck’, ‘Ali J’ (India’s entry into the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013), ‘A Long Way Home’, and Producer of multiple META award winning play ‘The 39 Steps’