Ravishankar Venkateswaran

Ravishankar Venkateswaran is the author and director of Punyakoti, India's first crowdfunded and crowdsourced animated feature film in Sanskrit. He started his career as a copywriter after a Master's Degree in English Literature. He was a pioneer and was instrumental in creating the first interactive multimedia CD-ROM based on Indian fables way back in 1995.

Since then, he went on to lead the multimedia team at Jasubhai Digital Media that created technology magazines like CHIP and Digit.

Ravi completed his MBA in HR from ITM, Kharghar and worked for the IT major Infosys for over a decade designing HR and Digital Marketing solutions. He now heads a Digital Marketing Studio for an American Financial Services Giant.

Ravi holds a defensive patent for inventing a method for verifying digital documents. Ravi is passionate about trying new ideas and not sticking to a beaten path. He believes that India is at the crossroads of a major transformation and wants to contribute in improving the country's standing in the world stage in whatever small way possible. He stays in Bangalore with his wife and two children. His hobbies include yoga, alternative medicine, vedanta and music.

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