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Grand Jury

Every entry at Axis Bank Splash is like a mirror of the children's beautiful hearts. Their heart is reflected in their creation. Splash recognizes these artworks as a true reflection of the unclouded minds of children in India and ensures that the best in the domain evaluate and choose the entries going forward.

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Craft

Disha Kathrani - (Co-Founder Imagimake)

Disha is a liberal arts graduate and passed out from ISB in October 2011. Disha is an avid arts and crafts enthusiast, who has worked with Crossword Bookstores, Reliance Big Entertainment and takes care of the creative aspect of the startup.

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Art

Vikrant Shitole - Artist (Member, Art Society of India)

Vikrant Shitole is an established artist, best known for his wonderful watercolors. He paints with various styles, mediums, and techniques adopting the best suitable feature to reproduce on paper what he sees in person. Eschewing showing off too much skill, he finds peace in simplicity and clarity in landscapes, which also mirrors his calm personality.

His quest for finding various subjects of painting led him to master this art from painting objects as simple as a light bulb to a huge ship breaking yard! One stays mesmerized seeing his careless yet mindful brush strokes and rush of colors that blend to create a heaven of magic on paper while he demonstrates his artwork in workshops and demonstrations. Vikrant has traveled and work in Europe. Where he worked under the guidance of renowned artist Mr. Alvaro Castagnet. He also successfully conducted watercolor workshops in Morocco, France, Germany, Russia, Dubai & India.

Recently, He has been awarded David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation's Wildlife Artist of the Year 2022 in association with BBC Wildlife and bagged the prestigious Elizabeth Hosking Prize for watercolor. He has been invited to demonstrate a prestigious watercolor event called "InArteFabriano" in Italy, IWS Turkey Bienalle, Masters of Watercolor, Russia, IWS UAE Biennial. He is one of the invited artist for InWatercolor/Taiwan-Indian Watercolor Exchange in Taiwan and several international shows. He has been served as Hon. Cahirman & Secretary of “Art Society of India”. He is brand ambassador of the Russian paint brand “WHITE NIGHTS” Nevskaya Palitra, St. Petersburg, Magnani papers(Italy) and also Art Essential brushes. His works have been published in several prestigious international publications.

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Art

Rajiv Chilaka - CEO Green Gold Group

Mr. Rajiv Chilaka, alumni of Academy of Art, San Francisco, USA, and the CEO of the Green Gold Group led a journey to create India’s most loved and iconic character, Chhota Bheem, coming to life. He leads an immensely talented team of over 800 artists who have produced over 12+ shows, 900+ episodes, 90+ TV movies and 6 Feature films in the last decade itself and the most recent being the creator of India’s first Netflix original animation series, Mighty Little Bheem.

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Literature

Savio Mascarenhas - Group Art Director (ACK)

Savio Mascarenhas is the Group Art Director at Amar Chitra Katha. He is the co-creator of characters like Mopes and Purr, Super Suppandi, Janoo and Wooly Woo and Little Shambu characters from TINKLE. He has been illustrating the adventures of Shikari Shambu for the past 24 years now.