Founder, Soorya Movement
Chairman, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy
Dean, University of Callcut
Festival Director, International Theatre
Festival of Kerala (ITFOK)
Chairman, Board of Studies,
Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Callcut
Soorya Krishnamoorty, is the founder of SOORYA Stage and Film Society, the largest cultural society of the World and also the Best run society in the country. Soorya has its Chapters in 36 countries in the world and about 50 centres in India, Singapore (Singapore), Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh, Seremban (Malaysia), Auckland (New Zealand), Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth (Australia), London, Manchester (UK), Zurich (Switzerland), Vienna (Austria), Rome (Italy), Koin (Germany), Dublin (Ireland), Bahrain (Bahrain), Kuwait (Kuwait), Abu Dhabi (UAE), Dubai (UAE), Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar), Daman, Riyad, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Moscow (Russia), Johannesburg, East London, Durban (South Africa), Botswana (Africa), Mozambique (Aftrica) and all over USA. Chapters in India are in Bangalore, Mumbai, Dombvili, Pondhichery, Pune, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mookambika, Chennai, Thirunelveli, Thanjavoor, Trichy, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat (Gujarat), Guwhati (Assam), (Nagaland), also in 30 villages and 14 districts of Kerala.
Soorya aims at dissemination of the rich Indian Culture and achieving “Integration through Culture”. Soorya is now heading towards the 40th year of its dedicated service for the cause of promotion of art and culture.
Soorya Krishnamoorthy is the pioneer of the first Light and Sound Show in Malayalam. Soorya Krishnamoorty also ventured into the first ever mobile Light and Sound Show and a new theatrical art form “THEATRE OF FREEDOM”. This theatre movement is also heading towards 40th year.
Presently is the Chairman of Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy and Festival Director, International Theatre of Kerala
As per the Limca Book of World Records :
- Soorya Krishnamoorthy – Man of the Year 2003.
- Soorya is the largest cultural society of the World.
- Soorya Festival is the largest and the longest Festival of the World (365 continuous days).
Born on 11th of April 1951, in Kottayam District of Kerala State in a family of renowned Engineers, belonging to the erstwhile Travancore State.
Father – the Late. T. Nataraja Pillai, was the Chief Engineer of Kerala State.
Mother – the Late C. Saraswathi Amma, was an active member of the Gandhi peace foundation.
Schooling in Model High School, Trivandrum, passed in 1965
Pre- Degree in Government Arts College, Trivandrum 1967.
Degree in professional course (Engineering), Bachelor of Engineering from TKM college of Engineering, Kollam, passed in 1971.
While studying for Pre-Degree, became the Secretary General of the College Union, and won with a record majority of votes in Kerala University.The record still exists.
Represented Kerala State and Kerala University for Badminton(shuttle).
Joined Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) as a scientist/engineer in 1972.
Worked under scientists, Bharat Ratna A. P. J. Adbul Kalam (Former President of India), C. R. Sathya, Padmashri M. R. Kurup, Padmashri Dr. V. R. Gowarikar, Padmashri. S. Srinivasan- and the like, for a period of 27 years, and took voluntary retirement to concentrate more on cultural activities.