Nammerica Vishesha Vahini is envisioned to bring stories of and from Kannadigas in America to the world. Sometimes serious, rarely somber, occasionally over the top, usually knowledgeable, largely quirky and whimsical too, from entertainment and politics to events, places, culture, and celebrations, Nammerica presents a unique perspective of life in the US of A. Nammerica is for Kannadigas all over the world. It is conceptualized, created and brought to you by New York City area based Growing Giants, and Tusker Chitra. New York based multi-lingual writer, actor and director Anand Rao, and New Jersey based IT professional and film distributor Prasad team up to offer Nammerica to the world.
 Anand Rao – Writer, Director & Host
A multi-lingual, cross-platform storyteller and content producer. New York City based writer, actor, director, a part-time academic, and management consultant, his professional career spans a wide range of fields from advertising creative and journalism to corporate communications, organizational development, and higher education. He is the author of the highly acclaimed and award-nominated play “A Muslim in the Midst” that opened to sold-out audiences in New York in 2016. In Bengaluru, he is still remembered for his roles in several popular Kannada TV serials with directors like TN Sitaram and SihiKahi Chandru.  Nammerica is Anand’s dream project, which has been evolving for the last two years.  A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, he has been honored by the New Jersey State Assembly as an exemplary contributor to the State’s culture.