Chic Pea Studios Pvt. Ltd. was founded by Dr. Ganesh Nallari, a maverick artist and designer whose studio activities span across fashion, textile design, costume designing, styling and photo shoots, theatre and film productions. Reflecting the talent and genius of Ganesh as an artist, the aim of the studio is to create a platform to encourage and support creative individuals to express through varied and wide artistic mediums such as film, theatre, art, design and photography.
Ganesh Nallari is a master artist excelling in various fields that include design, painting, classical dance and theater. He is a prolific motivational speaker with a TEDx talk in his kitty and is a strong presence at various sensitization programs on child abuse. He balances all his interests adeptly and channelizes the inspiration he gets from them into each of his creative pursuits.
His professional journey began from the time he was a dentist to studying design and earning himself a place in the Indian fashion industry. His fashion clothing brand “GANESH NALLARI” is synonymous with high-quality apparel and accessories, specializing in wedding clothing for women, men and an exclusive line of kidswear. The brand’s objective is to deliver products that are made with utmost attention and detailing on par with international standards. The brand uniqueness lies in its approach towards adapting classic Indian art forms into chic futuristic urban designs.
Ganesh has a list of prestigious degrees and awards conferred upon him- a Bachelors in Dental Surgery, a Postgraduate Diploma in Textile design and development from NIFT, and an M.A. in Fashion Design from Domus Academy, Milan. He was awarded a Gold medal for academic excellence with community service from Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam at the NIFT convocation in 2005 and was a finalist at the European Silk awards held in Como, Italy in 2006.
Ganesh Nallari is regularly invited to speak and teach at prestigious institutes of fashion like NIFT, Woxen School of Arts and Design and judge at fashion events like Pantaloons Femina Miss India and Hyderabad Times Fresh Face.
Ganesh Nallari designed for several movies and television shows down south like Jhummandi Nadam, Mr. Perfect, Life is Beautiful, Prematho Mee Lakshmi, Malayalee house among many others. His clients include famous movie stars like Amala Akkineni, Revathi, Taapsee Pannu, Lakshmi Manchu, Nandamuri Balakrishna, Sonu Sood, Manoj Manchu and has the credit of giving makeover to Olympic gold medalist P.V. Sindhu for The Times of India.
He trained in Kuchipudi from late Dr. Usha Rani from a young age and learnt Bharatanatyam from Padmashree Dr. Ananda Shankar Jayant. He had assisted in choreography for the Afro-Asian Games held in 2003 in Hyderabad and performed at the prestigious Konark Dance Festival and several other dance festivals in Chennai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi. Ganesh’s love for dance made him take up costume designing for various contemporary and classical dance choreographies like Ananda Shankar Jayant's 'Dancing Tales- Panchatantra', 'Sacred number 108', 'Darshanam - An ode to the Eye', Alekhya Punjala’s 'Rudrama Devi’ and Deepika Reddy’s 'Jaya ho Golconda’ to name a few. The costumes he had designed for Junaid Ullah’s play, 'Miss Prophet’ elevated the drama by several folds.
Ganesh’s association with theater is multitudinous- he acts, writes, designs and directs plays. His play 'Mudra-the silent gesture,' in particular, won several hearts and got rave reviews. He has also acted in several plays with esteemed theatre groups in Hyderabad.
'unSPOKEN’ is the maiden documentary film produced by Chic Pea Studios Pvt. Ltd. Written, narrated and visualized by Ganesh Nallari, the film initiates a dialogue to end the silence and denial related to child sexual abuse through a painting and encourages healing by building upon ones strengths. The documentary won a Merit Special Mention Award at The IndieFilm Fest and got a screening and consolation prize at Online International Short Film Festival 2017. The National Film Archive of India has preserved the film in their libraray.
'Abhimanyu', one of the four short stories of the 2011 National award winning anthology film 'I Am' is inspired and based on the experiences of Ganesh Nallari.
Ganesh was featured in Aamir Khan’s talk show 'Satyamev Jayate’ in 2012 in the episode that spread awareness on child sexual abuse.
He was invited as the speaker by the Telangana State police on the eve of World Day for Prevention of Abuse and Violence Against Children in 2014 and is currently volunteering with them on an awareness campaign on child sexual abuse in association with various NGOs and psychologists. The program’s aim is to reach out to all districts in the state of Telangana.
Ganesh is a firm believer in living harmoniously with contradictions and applies the same to his arts. He explores the seen and unseen through his art and brings his varied experiences of life to it. His passion for art is what keeps him going.