Sri. Prakash Belawadi is an Indian theatre, film, television and media personality, teacher, activist and journalist. He obtained a degree in mechanical engineering from University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering in 1983. He has participated in many seminars, conferences and festivals in India and abroad. He has been a motivational speaker at events and TEDx conferences. Prakash Belawadi’s debut film Stumble, which he wrote and directed, won the National Award for Best Film in the English language, 2003. For his tremendous achievements, he is conferred with ‘Pratibha Bhushan’ by Government of Karnataka. He is recipient of Karnataka Nataka Academy, Pride of Karnataka by Bangalore Round Table, Helpmann Award, Australia for his excellent acting skills in “counting and cracking”. He has been faculty for film courses in Sweden and Istanbul, Turkey. Belawadi is one of the founding members of Citizens for Bengaluru, an active platform for people to engage with the city government to make it accountable to citizens and co-founder of Centre for film and drama.