Geeta Ramanujam, Founder of Kathalaya Academy of Storytelling
The more stories you tell, the more places you go!

Shalini Ranjan, Entrepreneur

Geeta Ramanujam, besides being an internationally renowned storyteller, is an educator, academician, and administrator. She is the Executive Director of Kathalaya Trust which is the culmination of her vision and wisdom. Geeta uses storytelling as an effective educational and cultural tool in many leading educational institutions in India and abroad.

Geeta Ramanujam is an Ashoka Fellow. She has also eestablished and founded the Academy of Storytelling; the only globally recognized Academy for Storytelling in the World. She has had performances of storytelling at the Scottish Storytelling Centre, UK, International festival at Brazil, Storywood festival at Sweden, World Tales festival Poland, the International Storytelling Centre USA and many other festivals. She is also the Indian Coordinator for the International Storytelling Network – RIC, besides being the Indian coordinator of the Indian Storytelling Network.

Geeta uses storytelling as an effective educational and cultural tool in training for parents, teachers, NGOs and the corporate sector, both in India and abroad. Over 80,000 people have undergone her training programs. 




  • Inaugurated the first Dubai International festival -2017.

  •  Received the International Storytellers Award for the Bo CaDeu festival at Sao Paulo in 2016.

  •  International affiliations for Storytelling courses in India from Sweden, Scotland and the USA.

  •  First Indian storyteller to perform and train at Dubai, SriLanka, UK, Cambridge, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Austria, Brazil, Peru and USA.

  • The first Indian coordinator to

    • Collaborate with the Ministry of Culture in Sweden to set up Storywood - the first Storytelling festival in Sweden.

    •  Coordinate the Red International Storytelling Network representing 163 countries around the world and recognized by UNESCO

    • Represent at the International Jonesborough festival in USA

    • Set up International Storyspaces in Latin America and Ireland

    • Entered the Limca book of records for organizing the first International storytelling festival in India


“Geeta is the goddess of storytelling and Kathalaya her heart beating for the world.”
Linda Williamson – author and storyteller in Edinburgh



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Wings when added to lil stories, can create great vision in all!

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“Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I will understand.” Confucius 450 BC

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