ANNU KALRA, NEW DELHI
CATEGORY: CULTURE MASTERS
Annu Kalra is a spiritually inspired author, artist and guide. After spending over 20 years in the corporate world as media, communication and brand consultant, Annu started devoting most of her time and energy to facilitate transformation in people and their lives. In August 2017, she launched her first book, ‘Aavirbhaav’, with a self-help set of guidance and meditation cards of Hindu Deities based on her own paintings. Through this book the author has introduced the readers to various streams of ancient Hindu wisdom such as vedanta, tantra, yoga, mantra chanting, astrology and many more. There are 57 different visuals in the book, all are images of her paintings. Renowned Indian politician, philanthropist and poet Dr Karan Singh, has given the foreword for the book and also launched it. Gautam Gambhir said that the book helped him navigate through some of the landmines that a cricketer’s life may entail.
A coach and counselor to many, Annu conducts workshops and gives personal counseling sessions to people.
She is invited by diverse organizations such as schools and YPO to speak on the subject of understanding spirituality and bringing greater peace and joy in people’s lives. She was awarded ‘The Iconic Woman making a difference for ALL’ at the Women Economic Forum in 2017. A post-graduate in Economics with no formal training in art, she has been awarded for ‘Excellence in Art’ by the Bharat Nirman Foundation in 2016. She has had two solo shows of her mystical art paintings and participated in numerous group shows.
Recently she received the prestigious Tathastu Award for her contribution to art and the Hindi version of her Book ‘Aavirbhaav’ which was launched at the award ceremony by the chief guest Dr Harsh Vardhan. NOMINATED BY NEHA NANDINI