Stage and Lighting Designer / Technical Director

Victor Kennedy Raj (Stage name ) Victor Paulraj made a debut as a "set and lighting" designer (theatre and dance) in the year 1981 and went on to establish his own production house "Studio 7" in 1998. He is the lighting designer, for famous dancers like Anita Ratnam, Savitha Sastry, Rama Vaidyanathan, Geeta Chandran, Malavika Sarukkai, Ananda Shankar Jayant, Satyajit Dhananjayan and Narashimachari for many of their productions and he has toured with them to different parts of the country and abroad.

He has been associated with prominent theatre groups in Chennai including MTC Productions, The Madras Players, ThespianEn, Masquerade, ASAP, The Little Theatre, Crea-Sakthi, EVAM as their set and light designer and has served as the technical lead liaison for international theatre & dance companies performing in the city of Chennai (including those hosted by the INKO Centre, Maxmueller Bhavan, British Council, and Alliance Francaise). He is the technical director for all the events and festivals conducted by the 'Prakrti Foundation', an art and culture based NGO in Chennai for the past fourteen years, and has worked with them for over two hundred shows.