The panellists for tomorrow’s session at AHAM 2020 on ‘Yellow Collar Jobs’ are some of the illustrious alumni we have had…
1. A K Narsimhan:
Narasimhan is a strength and conditioning coach whose love for the game of basketball, got him to eventually pursue a career in the field of sport.
His journey started at 16 when he started playing basketball for his school DPS Bangalore South, and eventually his college, Christ University where he went on to represent both at international and national tournaments helping each clinch major titles.
Combined with his love for the sport and a simultaneous passion for improving the Indian sporting atmosphere, Narasimhan chose to resign from his 2 year long Internal Audit posting at Price Waterhouse Coopers.
While building up his experience in the field of coaching and strength training-programming, he worked with the Basketball Federation of India to help the Indian Women’s and U-16 Women’s teams to clinch the gold at the respective Asia Cups.
To widen his spectrum and reach to other professional sports, he pursued an MSc. in Sports Performance from the University of Limerick, Ireland where he worked with the Senior Women’s O’Connor Cup Gaelic Football team as an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach as part of his internship, who eventually won the cup. Along with his MSc, Narasimhan has also cleared the ACSM-CPT and NSCA-CSCS exams.
The drive to take Indian athletes to the Elite International level brought Narasimhan back to Bangalore, where after working with The Outfit for over a year, secured an opportunity to work with us at the Invictus Performance Lab.
2. Jhanvi Kongwang:
A student at UCAM, Spain; studying Sports Sciences and Physical Activity. Focusing on specialising in Sport Psychiatry, it requires an in depth knowledge of both Sport and humans.
Ideally in her ballpark, but in a world full of opportunities, who knows? Switching between professional sports and studying sports in depth, she took massive courage, but opened a whole new set of career paths.
3. Greeshma Mohan:
Greeshma Mohan is a professional dancer. She is currently in her final year of the Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in Performing Arts, English and Psychology. She has been professionally trained in Bharatanatyam since she was 9 and currently does various other styles including folk, modern contemporary, hip-hop and jazz. She trained herself in tutting, finger tutting and gloving and is a member of Tutting India. She has been doing dance shows since 2018 with different dance troupes in Bangalore, some of them include, Footlights 2018, The VillAGE 2018 – A community dance initiative, “We Are The World” ( A Micheal Jackson Musicale), and Bharatanatyam performances in different places like Sri Lanka, Delhi, Germany, Noida and Mysore. Glimpse of my teaching include tutting workshops she has conducted in different cities in Karnataka including Mysore, Bangalore and Mangalore. Apart from this, she leads her dance team in college “Dhwani” this year which has won around 8 fests in and around Bangalore and one in Haryana in the two years that it has been in existence. Currently she has collaborated with OnePlus which is yet to be released and is working on a collaboration with RedBull. She also represented India as a part of the top 17 in an international finger tutting battle “Geometric Madness”
4. Sukruth Sudhakar:
Sukruth Sudhakar is a filmmaker who has been passionate towards filmmaking from a very young age. His first step towards filmmaking was attending a filmmaking workshop organised by the Goethe Institute, Max Muller Bhavan-Bangalore; where he worked on a project for the German government following which he started a filmmaking club at his then school DPS Bangalore. He and his team made a docu-film on the school which had then completed 10 years, which gave him the confidence that filmmaking is something he truly resonates with. He further did his graduation in Bachelors of Computer Applications in Visual Effects. He joined Advance Diploma in Film Making and studied Film Producing at Subhash Ghai’s Whistling Woods International, a Film school. Here, he topped his batch bagging the special commendation medal and was also the first ever Producing student to bag a Producing Scholarship. he did multiple projects that were part of the curriculum and his films were selected for various film festivals such as the Lift Off Film Festival, USA, KIFFI, Jaipur, River to River Florence Festival and so on. He was also part of various projects outside of curriculum during his course such as Pink Power for Inorbit mall and a project in association Motion Pictures Association, an Alzheimer’s Awareness Project- all as a Creative Producer. He then bagged a job at Blue Water Creatives in Hyderabad which is the sister company of Geeta Arts where he was part of setting up a the production house, using new technology and worked on introducing a new production concept which is “Production on Wheels”.
He then moved on to Dharma Productions where he is worked on various feature films like Good Newz, Shershaah and the pre-production of Karan Johar’s Takht as a Production Assistant.
He has been actively doing Commercials and Promo shoots as a Freelance Production Executive for Clients like Netflix & Amazon Prime. He is currently working on a Netflix Original Film as a Producer’s Assistant. Going further he wants to start his own Production Company and be able to tell stories on the celluloid.