Sankar Lal Sivasankaran Nair (actor and director of Studio Kalari, Wroclaw)
Sankar comes from Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala, India). He has been studying the Southern style of kalarippayattu in Thiruvananthapuram since 1994 mainly with Tirupuram C. Madhavan (Anjaneya Kalari Sangham), Jayachandran Nair (Kerala School of Martial Arts), as well as Thankapan Assan and Ajith Kumar (Maruthi Marma Chikilsa Kalari Sangham and Ayurveda), and presently – Raja Gopalan Assan.
He is qualified with an ayurvedic masseur’s diploma – he studied ayurvedic treatment and massage in Thiruvananthapuram in the years 1999-2008.
In the years 2005-2008, he worked with Indian theatre group Milón Méla, co-leading numerous workshops and performing in festivals in India and Europe. Since 2008 he has lived in Wroclaw, Poland.
He teaches the Southern style of kalarippayattu (regular trainings in Wroclaw and workshops in Poland and abroad, i.e. Finnland, France, Germany, Italy), as well as gives ayurvedic massages. He is a co-founder of Studio Kalari.
Picture : M.Zakrzewski