About Kavitha

Belief: There are Million ways to Success but there is only one way to Failure ‘Not trying’

Kavitha Reddy, is the recipient of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award 2017, she comes from a family of social-political activists with a very modest background. A spirited activist who believes in Gandhi’s principles of ‘be the change you seek’ and carry a reputation among family, friends and neighborhood as someone who highly disciplined, hardworking and outspoken. Firm believer of inclusive & sustainable growth, decentralized governance, people participation and advocates women empowerment. She lends her voice and support for campaigns on Environment, Lakes, Women Safety and Social issues. She is a voracious reader and a self confessed news addict; keeps herself updated on political, social and environmental issues/developments.

She has over two decades of industry experience as VP IndiaLife Hewitt and later as Co-founder VP of TeamLease Services, where she has worked extensively on key policy advocacy of Pension Reforms, Labour Reforms, Skill Development, Human Resource Development. 

Armed with a vast and successful corporate background and passion to ‘Evolve adventure as the most effective learning tool, to revive the spirit of adventure among people from all walks of life, and be environment cognizant’ she Co-founded Basecamp Adventures a company that focuses on Adventure Travel & Outbound Learning. She is also the Trustee of Kaagaz Foundation an NGO that focuses on Environmental Campaigns, Women Empowerment and Education.

Kavitha is a qualified Mountaineer from Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and has climbed several peaks in the Indian and Nepal Himalayas, including some of the most challenging peaks in Himalayas. She is also the 1st Mountaineer from Karnataka to climb two mountains in the same year and aspires to climb Mt Everest and several other mountains. She has trekked in several parts of Indian & Nepal Himalayas and the forests in South-of-India, an avid adventure photographer and freelance writer and she writes regularly for several newspapers, online media and blogs.

Lakes, Water sustainability is an issue that Kavitha has be relentlessly advocating policies to make Bengaluru City less dependent on Kaveri water by reviving Lakes and creating RWH zones. She also gives talks on Lakes in various schools and college to create awareness and about the need to think ahead and make Bengaluru self sustained. She has been advocating the three steps method to make Lakes RWH Zones and revive them with less efforts.

Kavitha is also a proud alumni of B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B.CLIP) a B.PAC flagship initiative that selects, trains and supports talented individuals who wish to transform their city by contesting elections. By equipping candidates with skills in public policy analysis, administration, political landscape and election campaign dynamics, the incubator project will create a pipeline of candidates that B.PAC and other civil society organizations find suitable to endorse for the future elections. B.CLIP aims to create a pool of informed citizens who have the ability to work on various issues important to the citizens of Bengaluru and act as a pressure group to bring in transparency and accountability into the system.


- Author, Our Agara Lake, Handbook released on 5th June 2019

- Author, Voices Matter, a compilation of her articles, 9th May 2019

- Blood Donor, Donated 26th unit of Blood on 15th Aug 2019

- Author, Nanna Olage Indira - Women Safety Handbook, released by Chief Minister, GoK, 2017

- Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Award, Govt of Karnataka, 2017

- 1st Mountaineer from Karnataka to climb two peaks in Indian Himalayas same year, 2012

- Climbed over 15 peaks in Indian & Nepal Himalayas

- Finalist at Sankalp Awards 2011, a Social Entrepreneur Award

- Co-published ‘Making India’s Labour Markets Inclusive', 2009 

- Senior Under Officer & NCC ‘C’ Certification, 1994 

- Indo-Canada Youth Exchange, 1994

- Participated at Republic Day Parade & PM Rally, Kar & Goa NCC Directorate, 1993 

- Received Winners trophy for NCC Directorate Kar & Goa from PM, 1993 

- Brown Belt in Karate 1993 

- College Athlete, 1988 -1993 

Civic & Political Roles:

- AICC Member, since 2018

Member Campaign Committee, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (Elections 2018)

- Spokesperson, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee, since 2017

- EC Member, 1st Sector HSR Layout (2019-2021)

- Ex State Secretary, Karnataka Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee 

- AICC Zonal Coordinator (Telangana) Jan-Vedna Campaign

- Social Media Volunteer for Indian National Congress 

- Founder Vice President, Agara Lake Protection & Management Society (ALPMS)

- Co-Founder Member HaSiRu Mithra a Citizen initiative for a better locality

- Civic Hub Leader, a B.PAC initiative

- Ex Bommanahalli Block Gen Secretary, Bengaluru Urban Mahila Congress Committee 

- Director, Anekal HSR RWA

- Life Member of Reddy Jana Sanga 



Office Address:

227, 31 Main, 7 Cross

Sector-1, HSR Layout

Bengaluru – 560102

Karnataka, India


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