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Full Name
Raghunandana A Halur
KKNC Committee Roles

President 2010

Membership Details


Born and raised amidst the serene beauty of Malnad, Raghu obtained his preliminary education in Chikmagalur. After getting a bachelor's degree from SJCE Mysore he briefly returned to his hometown to work as a lecturer, before moving on to Mumbai and from there to the U.S. In the US, he went back to school to get his masters degree from Cleveland, OH and moved to the SF Bay Area in November 2000.

When he was young, Raghu used to act in stage plays frequently. A highlight in this area has been sharing the stage with Kannada cine actress Umashri in two dramas - 'Jokumaraswami' and 'Sannivesha'. Raghu is also an avid toastmaster - he has won awards for humorous speeches at various levels. One of his humorous speeches also landed him an opportunity to act in a short movie for a San Francisco cable channel in 2004.Raghu started the world's first Toastmasters club in Kannada in 2008, which has been running successfully since then with the support of his friends.

By profession, Raghu is a Business Intelligence Manager at Accenture. He enjoys singing, many sports and outdoors, and cultural events.Raghu lives in Fremont with his supportive wife Pushpanjali and two lovely daughters Shreya and Anvita


Member for
8 years 37 weeks

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