Our Team

Sunil Jain

Founder Trustee and Chief Enabler

Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Sunil is a Practicing Chartered Accountant in Bangalore, specializing in the area of Tax & corporate consulting and audit & assurance functions for a 15 years now. He is a faculty at Landmark, an international personal and professional growth, training and development company with a range of offerings that are innovative, effective, and immediately relevant. Creating ASTHA was an outcome of his participation in the Curicullum of Living, that is offered by Landmark.

Sunil is receiver of The Rex Karmaveer Award and Global Fellowships that recognize people who have the courage of conviction to think differently and to act on ideas which make a difference in our world.

He also mentors and guides para-athletes to reach excellence in their chosen Sports and achieve success.

Pratima Dani

Architect, Award Winning Artist,

Pratima commenced her journey into the world of art since her toddler years. Her mother Smt. Sandhya Dani and grand father Shri Laxmanrao Kulkarni who have been accomplished artists and Pratima has carried forward the legacy infused with her own ingenuity. Her first recognition was when she bagged the 1st prize at state level painting competition at the age of 4.

For her art works Pratima has earned accolades over the years. Few of these are

  • Awarded the prestigious 'Peace Award' in 2004 for an artwork named 'Dream of Peace'. This was a National recognition.
  • International Competition conducted by Toyota - Japan shortlisted Pratima’s work as amongst the 10 Best entries in 2008.
  • 1st Prize in the “Government of Karnataka” State level painting competition.
  • Pratima held her first painting exhibition at the Glasshouse in hubli which housed about 200 paintings in 2004.
  • Pratima won The Bangalore Talent hunt twice consecutively in 2011 and 2012.
  • She is now extremely excited to be a part of 'Astha' and contribute in making difference.

Priyanka Shylendra


Priyanka Shylendra graduated with a Masters degree in Forensic Science from UK and worked in one of the best labs in UK and in India's first private Forensic Lab. Although it was a 'cool' job to be in, she soon realized that she wanted to something more meaningful and impact full. She took on a project to introduce the option of organ donor on driver's license card in India. This project brought her into the social sector in 2011 and since then there has been no looking back.

At Astha, Priyanka partners with the Founder to execute projects that fulfills on the vision of the foundation. She believes that differently abled people have as much right in leading a fulfilling, comfortable life as anyone else in the community.

In addition to her role at Astha, Priyanka is the CEO of Gift Your Organ Foundation. She is part of the Government Advisory Committee on organ donation in Karnataka.


Astha's Projects and initiatives are completely driven by its young and dynamic Volunteers who comes from all walks for Life.

N. Santosh Hegde

Former Justice of the Supreme Court Of India, Former Solicitor General of India, Lokayukta(ombudsman) for Karnataka State of India from 2006-2011

Shri Santosh Hegde has agreed to kindly guide us with his wisdom by being an advisor to ASTHA. His views about ASTHA are expressed as below.

“In my view this section of people whom the world normally call disabled are not disabled in true sense of the term. A person is disabled only when he stops believing in him/herself and stops attempting to give wings to their dreams. I have seen people with various bodily disabilities going beyond their physical constraints and achieving results in life with more zeal and joy than we who have all bodily abilities. There is always an opportunity to learn from each other’s world. ASTHA’s Jugalbandi is a brilliant idea to bring people from both the world together and give them an opportunity to interact with each other. Slowly but surely these kinds of platforms will go a long way in empowering people to be more responsible and fruitful citizens of the society. I would request all to support and encourage all the initiative of ASTHA.”

Sri P.G Bhat

Project related to Election is being guided by founder of smartvote Mr. PG Bhat.



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