Prakash Mohandas is a dancer, instructor, actor, musician, filmmaker, philanthropist and a successful Roshni Book entrepreneur. He is the founder of Agni Dance, the first Bollywood dance company and academy in Austin and also currently serves as an instructor at Ballet Austin. He is also the founder and CEO of Agni Entertainment, a film and theater company which produces, promotes and distributes independent film and theater projects.
Prakash produced and starred in Om Shanti, Texas’s first large scale Bollywood musical. He has created productions such as ‘Lanka’ and has also recently created a touring production that brings together Physics and Dance called ‘ Strings of Time’.
In the arena of film, Prakash has been successful in producing a series of short films that have been featured at various film festivals and a feature film called ‘Food for thought’ that is now available online on Amazon Prime. He is currently working on a film fund that will fund 3 mainstream South Asian feature films to be produced in 2017 and a media and entertainment news platform called ‘NRI Glitz’ that aims at popularizing film professionals working on south Asian films made outside of India.
Prakash is also involved in philanthropic projects namely Danscribe – a movement that aims to create a language for dance through Braille and also supports various other non-profits. He serves on the board of numerous other entrepreneurial and cultural organizations in Austin. Prakash was recently featured by Roshni Media in their book called ‘Global and Emerging Leaders’ recognizing him as one of the top hundred emerging South Asian Leaders under the futurists category
Prakash also currently has his hands full with a gamut of new projects which include the next big touring Broadway style musical project called ‘Disco Deewane’, a 3-part fantasy novel called ‘Lanka’, 2 new business ideas and an arts foundation called the ‘well-fed artists fund’.