Chetan Kumar conceived 24 February 1983, otherwise called Chetan Ahimsa, is an American Kannada-language film entertainer and a public scholarly. He is a socio-political dissident situated in India. Chetan made his on-screen debut in the 2007 religion exemplary film Aa Dinagalu and was granted as the best presentation entertainer in Udaya Film Grants for the film. His latest achievement came in the 2013 hit Myna, for which his presentation got solid basic approval.
Kumar wedded his long-lasting accomplice Megha on 2 February 2020. Their wedding service, which was held in a halfway house, was valued for drives like plantable (seed paper) greeting card, marriage promises directed by a transsexual lobbyist, and the ‘Indian Constitution’ as return gift to all visitors. His tweet on the high court equity of Karnataka High Court made a contention.
Kumar moved on from Yale College in South Asian Examinations with an Accentuation on Relative Theater (2005). A US resident, Chetan came to India as a Fulbright Researcher in 2005-06. After graduating in 2005, Kumar got a year Fulbright Grant to Karnataka, India, and worked related to Public School of Show — Bangalore.
He played the lead job of a person named “Shreyas” in Noorondu Nenapu (2017). In Chamarajanagara, Karnataka, conservative fanatics destroyed banners and kept the film from being screened because of Kumar’s political positions.
Philanthropy and social/political activism
He has upheld youth and understudy associations, ladies’ cooperatives, ranchers’ gatherings, worker’s organizations, and Dalit and Adivasi developments to battle for balance and equity. Chetan’s activisms incorporate a restoration reserve from the state government for survivors of Endosulfan (2013), the structure of 528 homes for the removed tribals of Dhidalli, Coorg (2016), the establishing of FIRE — Entertainment world for Privileges and Uniformity — for the advantages of ladies, essayists, and laborers in the Kannada Entertainment world (2017), a perceived character for the Kadugolla people group (2018), a state-supported ‘minority status’ for Lingayats (2018), among others. Kumar is consistently welcomed as a specialist for television and media conversations on socio-policy driven issues. He has been voicing his perspectives through compositions about friendly worries (e.g., projecting lounge chair, water legislative issues, against steel span development, against collective legislative issues and bookings for the underestimated) and ongoing government arrangements (Land Procurement Bill, prejudice, and ecological annihilation).
His social work/activism includes the following:
- Anti-Superstition (2014) – Chetan along with local activists was part of educating Koraga tribal school children of Dakshin Kannad against the discriminatory practice of ‘Ajjalu Paddhathi’ where tribal women are forced to consume the hair and nails of pregnant upper-caste women. Media exposure of this issue compelled the state government to ban ‘Ajjalu Paddhathi’ via its 2017 Anti-Superstition Bill.
- LGBTQIA (2016) – Chetan has openly advocated for the rights of sexual minorities and contested the discriminatory Article 377.
- Chetan has championed drinking water facilities for those alongside the Mahadayi River in Hubli, Belagavi, and Gadag districts through on-ground protest, TV discussions and a published article.
- Anti-Hindi Imposition & Karnataka State Flag (2017) – Chetan challenged the imposition of Hindi in government institutions in Bengaluru and pushed for a government-sanctioned, independent Karnataka state flag by attending protests, round-table conferences and TV panel discussions. He has also advocated for Karnataka domicile representation in the private and government sector.
- “I am Gauri” campaign(2017) Chetan stood in solidarity against the attacks on activists/progressives/intellectuals in light of the Gauri Lankesh murder through protests and speeches in Bengaluru and Kolar. He made the following statement in his speech during “I am Gauri” campaign: “Gauri Lankesh represented the voice of dissent. The voice against the culture of hatred being propagated in Karnataka. She did not bow down to the threats by the cowardly lot. She stood strong. They were scared of her bravery and hence, they killed her”
- Indian Farmers Protest against Farm Laws 2020-2021 – Chetan expressed solidarity to farmers agitation against Farm Laws passed in 2020.
- In 2022, Chetan was arrested because of his tweet about the Justice Krishna Dixit who was presiding over the hijab issue in the Karnataka High Court. Sheshadripuram police have filed a suo motto complaint. Justice Krishna Dixit in the past was criticized by the public for using misogynistic comments in the order he passed while granting bail to an accused in a rape case. Actor Chetan highlighted this comment of the judge in his tweet for which he was arrested. People on social media criticized the police for having booked Chetan in a frivolous case and huge support poured in for Chetan from across the world.
Endosulfan Victim Rehabilitation
Kumar loaned his help to a battle requesting 24-hour clinical consideration and a month to month pay increment (from Rs. 1,000 to Rs. 3,000-5,000) for Endosulfan casualties in Karnataka’s waterfront belt. The state government fulfilled the needs by assigning Rs. 72-90 crores for recovery of pesticide harming casualties, which it keeps on giving.
Dhidalli Adivasis Rehabilitation Protests
Kumar drove the enormous scope mission to restore 3,000 Coorg tribals after their unlawful uprooting in December 2016. Homes are presently being developed under government support close to Kushalnagara at an expense of Rs. 4 lakhs/home for 528+ families. In April 2018, the Bharatiya Janata Party BJP formally chargesheeted the Dhidalli battle as ‘Naxalite-propelled,’ posting Kumar as mindful. Kumar has since tested these claims refering to that the Dhidalli fight was peaceful and sacred, requesting an expression of remorse from the Law Pastor and BJP state President.
Lingayat Independent Religion
Kumar assumed a part in the continuous interest for a free Lingayat religion under the umbrella of Basava’s way of thinking and the Vachana writing. He partook in favorable to Lingayat religion gatherings in Bengaluru, Kalburgi, Hassan as well as through a few television conversations and meetings.
Kadugolla Identity Fight
Kumar initiated and won a state-perceived character for the Kadugolla people group, Kannada-talking, sheep-raising Adivasis with particular socio-social practices and strict symbols.
Film Industry for Rights and Equality (FIRE)
Kumar founded a Kannada Film Industry-based association called FIRE (officially registered in 2017) that works to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, improve livelihoods of film workers and technicians, and establish a writers’ guild with certification and structured payments for writers.
Rural school instruction
Kumar taught critical thinking and current events at a K-10 village school in Mullur, Karnataka, 25 km outside of Mysore, starting in September 2005. Specific academic techniques included interactive sessions, discussion forums, writing assignments, guest speakers, and meta-syllabus-based studies.