Prasanth Nair is a civil servant and member of the Indian Administrative Service. He serves in New Delhi as Deputy Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy. Hailing from Thalassery in Kannur District, Prasanth grew up in Thiruvananthapuram. He graduated with in Law from the University of Kerala.
In 2007, he was selected to the Indian Administrative Service and borne on the Kerala cadre. As District Magistrate in Kozhikode District of Kerala, he earned the moniker of ‘Collector bro’ for his citizen friendly and participative approach in governance. He is known for initiating ‘Operation Sulaimani’ to eradicate hunger under the umbrella project named ‘Compassionate Kozhikode’. He is considered as a pioneer in using social media for governance in India.
An avid film buff, he has co-scripted Malayalam movies, directed short films, documentaries and musicals. His short film, ‘Daivakanam’ was premiered at Cannes Film Festival, 2018. He has also acted in a movie titled ‘Who’ which was also premiered in Cannes, 2018.
Prasanth writes in Malayalam and English with equal ease, and his articles have been published in Times of India, Huffington Post, Malayala Manorama, Mathrubhumi, Kerala Kaumudi, Kala Kaumudi, and Malayalam Vaarika.