Krishnakumar Balasubramanian or the ‘Theatre Technocrat’ as the India Today magazine rightfully calls him is Telugu film and theater actor. A Jack-of-all-trades, he is most popularly known as the artistic director of the Chennai-based The Little Theatre. As the name suggests, it is a theater where all performances directed by Balasubramanian are held. Apart from direction, he has scripted many plays for his “little theater” namely, Gapsaa-Fully Loaded (2012), two musical Atita, and the some Christmas pantomimes as well such as The Free Musketeers (2012) and Alice in iLand (2011). The Little Theatre also initiated the Home production of the Little Festival so as to bring high-end national and international theater productions to their city. The Little Theatre’s performances, which he directs as the Annual fundraiser, have a cast of approximately 90 children and adults. These annual fundraisers are held to raise money to provide some one hundred underprivileged children with quality education in the form of scholarships. Balasubramanian works extensively with school going kids and aims to help them channel and develop their creativity and potential.
He had the leading role in the
starrer Kadhalagi, which was released in May 2010. This role made him a popular face and solidified his place in the film industry. The 27-year-old has at least six commercially and critically acclaimed successful productions to his credit as a scriptwriter and a director. In addition to this, he had numerous commendable performances as an actor. On the international front, he is one of the members of the Global Shapers Community, which was an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Also, being a part of the WEF and a TEDx speaker, he was one of the panelists on India in 2012 with Ulhas Yargop, president of the IT sector of Mahindra & Mahindra and Sarah Brown. He also made it to the India Today list of 37 Indians of Tomorrow, which included heavyweights like
. He is passionate about animals and a fitness enthusiast. As an animal lover, he is an active participant in Animal Welfare and Rescue. Also, being a fitness and sports enthusiast, he is trained in martial arts and was a national level swimmer.