Past Speakers

N.R. NARAYANA MURTHY

Shri. N.R. Narayana Murthy is the Founder & Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, a company which he started in 1981 and under his guidance, became the leader in innovation in technical, managerial and leadership training, software technology, customer focus, employee satisfaction, and physical and technological infrastructure.

SIVA SIVARAM

Dr. Siva Sivaram serves as President of Western Digital and is responsible for ongoing development of the company’s industry-leading NAND flash memory, as well as development of next-generation technologies. Siva is also the Chairman of Akshaya Patra USA.

BOMAN IRANI

Boman Irani is a versatile film and theater actor, voice-over artist and photographer widely known for his comedic and villainous roles in Bollywood films like “Don”, “Munna Bhai MBBS”, “3 Idiots”, “Happy New Year” and “Dilwale”.

VINITA BALI

Vinita Bali is a global business leader with extensive experience in leading large companies both in India and overseas. She has worked with eminent multinationals like Coca-Cola, Cadbury, and Britannia Industries in a variety of marketing, general management and chief executive roles across the world.

CHEF SANJEEV KAPOOR

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is an Indian celebrity chef, entrepreneur, television personality & author of best-selling cookbooks to a global audience. He is best known as the star of TV show Khana Khazana, which is the longest-running show of its kind in Asia.

V. KASTURI (KASH) RANGAN

Kash Rangan is the Malcolm P. McNair Professor of Marketing at the Harvard Business School. Formerly the chairman of the Marketing Department (1998-2002), he is now the co-chairman of the school’s Social Enterprise Initiative.

ASHISH K. JHA, MD, MPH

Ashish Jha is the K.T. Li Professor of Global Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Faculty Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute. He is the incoming Dean of the Brown School of Public Health. He is a practicing Internist and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

PARESH RAWAL

Paresh Rawal was born on May 30, 1950 in Bombay, State of Bombay, India. He is a producer and actor, known for Hera Pheri (2000), OMG: Oh My God! (2012) and Hung

VANDANA TILAK

Vandana began raising funds for Akshaya Patra in 2012 and launched the Los Angeles Chapter in October 2014. Under her leadership, the chapter has consistently raised over $1 million dollars every year. Vandana was appointed to the Akshaya Patra USA Board in 2015

Past Performers

BOMBAY JAYASHRI RAMNATH

Smt. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, one of the best known Carnatic musicians today, is a multi-talented artist, who has been trained in Hindustani music and playing the veena. She has performed at the most prestigious venues, including Carnegie Hall, New York – only the second Carnatic musician to perform there after M.S. Subbulakshmi.

BALJINDER SINGH, “BALLU”

Baljinder Singh, “BALLU”, is a well known flutist who brings his melodious tunes to life through his love for the flute. He has immense professional experience, recording with artists such as Ravindra Jain, Suresh Wadekar, Udit Narayan, Anuradha & Kavita Poudwal & many more.

AGNEY MULLAY

Agney means “born from fire”. A vocalist, arranger and songwriter freshly graduated from the Berklee College of Music in Boston with a degree in Professional Music, his music seeks to create and draw from the melting pot of cultures that he has grown up in to promote a message of harmony, peace and love.