Shri. Prakash Belawadi is a Actor & Playwright, writer and director for the stage, television and film. He is the co-founder of Centre for Film and Drama, now under Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy, which runs Suchitra School of Cinema and Dramatic Arts to conduct courses in filmmaking and acting; and organizes screenings, shows and seminars on aspects of media and issues of current interest. His debut feature ‘STUMBLE’ won the National Award for Best Feature in the English language (2003). He has been a speaker and delegate at conferences in India and abroad, including Harvard Univ., San Francisco State Univ., and in London, Seoul, Gothenburg and Berlin. He has been faculty for film courses in Sweden and Istanbul, Turkey. He has won other awards for his work on the stage and screen and received the Karnataka Nataka Academy award (2012) for his contribution to English and Kannada language theatre.