About Ms. Padmini Rangarajan

An Educational Puppeteer , Storyteller, Speaker, Presenter and Research Scholar. She holds an M.Phil in Sociology from Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad, Post Graduate degree in Social Work, and a Post Graduation Diploma in Women’s Studies from Karnatak University, Dharwad, Karnataka.

She is an Independent Research Scholar in Puppetry, Storytelling, Folklore, Sociology and Education. She is in the education and teaching field for over a decade. She was a Lecturer of Basic Chinese Mandarin and Spoken English at Vivekananda Institute of Languages, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad, from 2005–March 2010. I was a Resource Person for The Hindu-Newspaper in Education-NIE programme from 2003-2010.

Characterized by strong enthusiasm, envisaged and passionately striving to bring in radical changes learning aspects and methodology to impart traditional knowledge and learning practices to young learners. Being a founder member and Director is very instrumental in setting up this organization in order to accomplish the envisaged objectives through effective synchronizing Theatre art forms , Storytelling and Puppetry in Education as “Educational Puppetry”.

Guest Expert Speaker at International Professional Learning English Course in English and Foreign Languages University-EFLU, Hyderabad.

Faculty Trainer and a Resource Person with Centre for Cultural Resources and Training-CCRT, Hyderabad.

Guest Speaker at Vandemataram Youth Front-VMYF Balachelimi conversation and many other organizations and institutions.

Sphoorthi Services : Open for national and International professionals to visit/ associate with Sphoorthi for research work and internship.

Vicky Hart, Prof, Claudia Orenstein, Pheobe and Prof. Nynoman visit / assocation with Sphoorthi Theatre.

Sphoorthi Theatre Collaborates With Ms.Phoebe Oakenfold

Wood Carver, Puppeteer and Theatre artists from Cornwall,South England,UK , Collaboration Work With Sphoorthi Theatre from January 26, 2015.

She has presented papers on Puppetry, Folklore, Theatre, Storytelling, Language, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Education. More than her papers in various Seminars and National and International Conferences. More than 10 of her papers have been published in various Journals. She has been honoured to receive many academic & professional awards, honours & felicitations.

Recipient of Tata Fellowship in Folklore, 2012-2013. Her study on “Revival of Tradional Wooden String Puppetry of Ammapuram” that has moved the Telangana government to make a documentary film of traditional puppeteers called “Bommalolu” and she had the privileged to be part of the documentary film.

She is also the recipient of “Successful women Award” at “Shodha Swatahcha”-International Women Conference by Vidarbha Youth Welfare Society, Amravati in 2016.

Recipient of "Sunnetwork.in Gemini Kushi TV Vijaya Vanita Award” for “Women's Day 2016".

“Guest of Honour at RA Chem Pharma LTD, Hyderabad for International Women’s Day 2018.

“Guest Speaker” at Bal Utasav and Teachers Sammelan, Nai Taleem Ashram Sewagram-Wardha, Maharashtra, March 19-21st 2018.

Chief Guest and Main Speaker at NABARD Bank, Hyderabad, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Regional Office for “Hindi Divas” celebrations on September 14, 2018.

One of the Guest Speakers at 9th Bala Chelimi Conversation-Children’s Literature-My experiences and Suggetsions at Oxford Grammar School, Hyderabad, Dec8, 2018.

'Honorary membership granted by Irish UNIMA' December, 2019.