Executive Committee

Dr P K Sukumaran Nair


Paediatrician and Pulmonologist.

Founder President and now Patron of KALA. Founder Chairman of Pallium Kulasekharam. Enjoys gardening and poetry.

Dr. Nanu Kandiyil


Dr V k Nanu Kandiyil MBBS, FRCOG, MFFP
Retired consultant Gynaecologist , Retired General Practitioner
25 Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley
Berkshire .

Mr Sreeram Pillai

Arts Secretary

Sreeram works in the payments industry as an IT Director for a Fintech company. He joined KALA in 2014 and is part of the Executive Committee since 2019.

In his current role as Arts Secretary, his main goal is to give opportunities to as many members as possible, in the different arts events that KALA organises.

During 2020 lockdown, he worked with the Executive Committee and KALA members to accelerate KALA’s Digital initiatives by launching KALA Café, a fortnightly online event, providing ample opportunities for KALA members to display their artistic talents as well as encouraging talented upcoming artists from Kerala.

Mr Sreekumar Kurupath

Legal Counsel & Palm Leaf Editor

I am a Barrister (Middle Temple) and Notary Public by accident and a husband and father by choice. My passions include Music, Literature, Movies, Food and History. I have been involved with Kala close to five years and consider it my extended joint family in England.

Mr Shankar Meembat


Shankar has always been a geek and enjoys nothing more than fiddling around with bits of technology.

Currently running his own business which involves coaching and developing small business owners, this role in KALA gives an opportunity to indulge in something that the day job does not allow.

Shankar is involved as a Trustee in two other charities and sees these as an opportunity to give back to the society that has helped him get where he is in life.

Mr Govindan Nampoothiri


Govindan is passionate about music, literature and arts from a young age. He and his family have been members of KALA since 2003, and he has recently joined KALA Excom as a committee member.

Govindan aims to strengthen KALA’s executive leadership team with his passion for Kerala arts, literature and his administrative and organisational skills.

He works as a Senior Director of Engineering in the satcoms industry and lives in Isleworth with his wife and two children. He spents his leisure time reading, trying to play the violin, Sourdough baking, practising Yoga and Meditation.

Vipin Selvaraj

Web and Technology

Engineer by profession, I am passionate about music, technology and innovation to make the world a better place. I have joined KALA in 2008.

Ajay Chandran

Ajay Chandran


Ajay Chandran is Regional Head of Sales for a global IT organisation. He lives in Reading with his wife Ashaletha Kartha and their 2 children, Neharika and Neelmadhav. Ajay has a keen interest in poetry, music and theatre.

Dr. Hema Santhosh


I am Dr. Hema Santhosh.Graduated from Govt Medical College Calicut , I have been working as a GP in Surrey . I bring creativity to my profession in my additional role as an aesthetic doctor .Dancing is one of my main side interests closely followed by gardening both of which help fitness and encourage creativity. I live in East Grinstead with my husband . We have 2 children both of whom have flown the nest .
I joined the Exective Committee to fulfil my ambition of reconnecting to my cultural roots and Kala gives me the perfect platform to do this.


S Vijayanand


I have been a Kala member from 2006 and joined the executive committee for a second term in March last year as the Nadumuttam co-ordinator, the role I have been holding for the last 10 years.
I was in the Excom as a member between 2012 and 2015. During that period, I was actively involved in various Kala activities.
I was very lucky to be part of Kala Natakavedhi for several years as the production and stage manager when the group performed not only for the Kala functions but also for charity events in East London and Reading ‎


Dr. Nisha Ramkumar

Literary Coordinator

Dr Nisha Ramkumar- literary coordinator
Consultant Paediatrician working at Luton and Dunstable university hospital by profession, passionate reader and lives with husband and 2 children
She is keen to instil love of Malayalam language in the younger generation of KALA, was part of KALA pallikutam as a Malayalam teacher.
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