Akhila Krishnamurthy is an independent journalist with a career in journalism spanning over 15 years, where she worked across leading publications in India, including The Times of India and The Hindu. As a writer, she has contributed essays and features across The Hindu, the India Today Group, Outlook, Tehelka, Open, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.
She is the founder of Aalaap, a ten-year-old boutique arts management company based in Chennai. Aalaap is her brainchild, and is an ideas and innovations company that works with classical performing artistes from across the world on aspects of ideation, curation, production, publicity and strategy.
Akhila Krishnamurthy is a TEDx speaker, and the recipient of the Original Idea of the Year 2013 award from Femina, and the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year at the Startpreneurs 2017 conference organized by the The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Tamilnadu.
Her passion areas are long distance running, books, performing arts, people and their stories