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Prathyaksha Ramakrishna

Prathyaksha B R is an Indian actor-turned-social activist..[1]

Personal life[edit]

Prathyaksha B R was born on 18 March 2003 in Karnataka, India is daughter of BG Ramakrishna[1] . She has 2 Brothers named Jayanth.B.R and Shashikiran.B.R.

Theater and Movie Journey[edit]

Prathyaksha started her theater journey at the age of 6 [1]in Gandhi Bandha Play, which was directed by director Champa P Shetty[2] whom Prathyaksha treats as her theater Guru [2].she Acted in notable Theater plays like Vaidehi’s Akku, K. Y. Narayanaswamy’s Anabigna Shakunthala and Mallige.[2] and one act street play name “Paikanne (Toilet)”[3]

Prathyaksha made her film debut as the heroine in Sandaas, directed by Ajaykumar A.J , where she played the role of "Mallamma" which is based on the true story of a girl who went on a hunger strike to spread awareness and importance of toilet[2] .and acted in Ammachi yemba Nenapu movie .

Social Activity and Contributions[edit]

Prathyaksha Distributing Hand Bills about Cleanliness and Performing Street Play in Indian Slum

Prathyaksha has been spreading awareness of the need for better sanitation in villages.[1]She is been working towards creating awareness among the people about the use of toilet and problem faced due to open defecation by distributing handbills and performing one act street play name “Paikanne (Toilet)”.[3] she has performed this act in 119 [3] shows till date in various remote villages of Karnataka, This has inspired many villagers to construct Toilets in their home. People who watched her Play started giving money as Token of Appreciation ,she Donated this complete money along with her personal Saving to Prime Minister Fund for this gesture she received appreciation from Honorable Prime Minister of India [4] and she has also started a organization named "HASANA" to work towards women empowerment and help people in construction of cost effective and scientific toilets for which she has been the recipient of the Government of Karnataka State Children Award 2018 for Social Service and Kempegowda Award 2019 [5]

For her contribution towards Social welfare and the service she has been providing for social upliftment ,Government of India has awarded her Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019 in the category of Social service .[3]