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Deepa Kiran is the founder of Story Arts India. She is a storyteller, educationalist, writer and voice-over artist. She holds a

She graduated in Science from the Osmania University, Hyderabad

Holds a masters in English Literature from the University of Hyderabad and PGCTE ( Post-graduate specialization in the teaching of English) from EFLU , English and Foreign Languages University

Her life journey includes compeering at All India Radio, flying glider planes, dancing, playing the violin, writing for newspapers and journals, training professionals in soft-skills, and getting trained in Dance Therapy and Dance-In-Education.

She has taught in central government schools across India. And is actively engaged in bringing storytelling and the arts in learning. Over the years, her collaborations have been with schools, cultural centers, libraries, book stores, publishing houses, NGOs, government, literary and arts festivals, and corporate institutions.


  • Empanelled resource person with the Ministry of Culture, Government of India

  • Visiting faculty at TISS, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, 'Literature and Literary Analysis'. 2015, 2016.

  • UGC-National Television. Video lessons for pre-service teacher trainees.

  • ELTREP India Awardee- British Council Research Grant for English Language Teacher Development

  • EFLU-Guest expert, course International professionals learning English, at English and Foreign Languages University

  • Sarva Siksha Abhyan, Andhra Pradesh. Guest expert, Distance Education Program

  • Committee member - Kendriya Vidyalaya School, Central Government School


  • Iran 2016, for the 18th Kanoon International Storytelling Festival. First Indian storyteller to be invited.

  • Vietnam 2016, for the first Vietnamese International Storytelling Festival

  • Kala Ghoda, Mumbai

  • Hyderabad Arts Festival

  • Chennai International Storytelling Festival

  • National Literary Arts Festival, Bhuveneshwar

  • Peek A Book , Children's Literature Festival. Hyderabad

  • International Music Therapy Conference, Thiruvannamalai

  • Valedictory function,pleanary talk at 49th National Conference of ELTAI, English Language Teacher Association Of India, 2016

  • Paper presentation, 'Language and Learning' at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies, 2016

  • TED x Talk - Speaker, Amity University, 2016

  • Presentation in Chennai Storytelling Festival by World Storytelling Institute, 2013, 2014

  • Presentation on 'Storytelling and imagery' at the International Music Therapy conference, 2014

  • Monthly column on 'Storytelling in the learning environment' for 'Teacher Plus' a national magazine for educators. 2016

  • Author of a print-cum-audio book for children, 'The Royal Mistake'. 2014

  • Column for 'The Hindu' Opportunities 2003-2004

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