Ranvir Shah

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Ranvir Shah
Mumbai, India
ResidenceChennai, India
Alma materThe Cathedral & John Cannon School
Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College
University of Madras

Ranvir Shah is an Indian social activist and businessman. He is the independent director and member of Remuneration committee for KCP Sugar and Industries Corporation.[1][2][3]


He is the founder of Prakriti Foundation. Through the foundation, Shah has organized and directed cultural festivals like the annual Parks New Festival, The Festival of Sacred Music at Thiruvaiyaru, The 2010 Poetry with Prakriti Festival, The Hindu Best Fiction Awards, Lit For Life, which celebrate music, literature, dance, theater and visual arts.[4] He has worked with playwrights and performing artist's like, Chandralekha, Shankar Tucker, Manjula Padmanabhan, Maya Krishna Rao, Akram Khan, Aruna Sairam, Dominique Vellard etc.[5][6]


In 1984, Shah directed his first directorial venture at Chandralekha's theatre spaces of A. K. Ramanujan's play The Interior Landscape. He has also appeared in Tamil Films like Minsara Kanavu.[7]


On September 27, Idol Wing from Economic Offence Wing, Tamil Nadu Government conducted searches at Ranvir Shah's properties in Chennai and nearby farmhouse. The search unearthed 10 antique items. As per reports he is in possession of required registration papers from Archaeological Survey of India. [8][9][10][11]