Padmavati Rao is an actor, writer, director, translator and poet. She speaks many languages but prefers writing in Hindi. As an actor she has worked in Kannada, Hindi, English, Marathi and Malayalam cinema.
Trained in process work as a facilitator at Aastha Foundation for Human Learning and Growth, she combines process work and theatre in her work with children and adults. She trains teachers to use theatre in the classroom and has worked with teachers of private and government schools from around the country. She has conducted workshops abroad as well. She hopes to make theatre more accessible to people of varied age groups across geographies. Her TEDx talk on the subject of including all that is immeasurable in life, especially in schools is now on YouTube. Her interest in natural farming, arts and crafts drives her to stay connected and build bridges between people and cultures.