Called ‘michievous and defiant’ by the BBC, Vasu Primlani is one of India’s leading comedians. She is a headliner, and is the producer of several one-hour shows and viral videos.

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Latest film: Badrinath ki Dulhaniya. Best actor awards at IIT and AIIMS inter college competitions.

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Corporate Speaker

A motivational speaker and corporate trainer, Vasu Primlani covers a broad range of topics from professional boundaries, communication, to motivational talks.

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Is a triathlete of nine years (podium finisher), rock climber of 17 years, is a runner, cyclist, swimmer, has practiced Aikido, Capoeira, Taiko, Russian ballet for seven years

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Taught in the US and India at the following universities: University of Michigan, USC, XIMB, IIT Delhi and IIT Hyderabad. Courses: sustainability, green design and writing comedy.

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Vasu Primlani is a somatic therapist, working with the most severe cases of trauma. She works with rape survivors, suicide survivors, depression, cognitive disorders, idiopathic ailments, rapists, ADHD. Children and adults. Read more here.

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About Vasu Primlani

Vasu Primlani is a celebrated speaker, environmentalist, actor (Badrinath ki Dulhaniya), professor (IIT Hyderabad, XIMB, Visiting: Michigan, USC, Bennett College for Women), somatic therapist, triathlete, baker, and is one of India’s top comedians. She is also a police trainer around rape sensitisation and acid attacks. She is also currently pursuing her PhD.

Ms. Primlani is one of the most prominent social entrepreneurs in the United States and India. For her innovation, she received over a dozen environmental and economic leadership awards globally:

  • President of India’s highest honor given to women: the NariShakti award 2016
  • People’s Green Award November 2012 Airtel Delhi Half Marathon
  • Sustainability Champion University of San Francisco April 2009
  • 35 Under 35 Business Women World Business Magazine London Oct 2007
  • Stand On A Better World Award Environment Category Mannington Nov 2006
  • PG&E Energy Efficiency Leadership Award Nov 2006
  • Northern California Innovation Award California Association of Non-Profits Sept 2006
  • Leader to Leader Institute’s (formerly the Drucker Foundation) Nonprofit Innovation of the Week for August 2006
  • Environmental Power List, 50 top people in environmentalism in the US, Organic Style 200
  • Top 40 Business Leaders Under the Age of 40 East Bay Business Times 2005
  • Global Ashoka Innovators for the Public Social Entrepreneur fellowship 2004
  •  National Volvo Hometown Hero award 2004
  • San Francisco Bay Area Hero award 2004
  • U.S. EPA Environmental Achievement Award 2003
  • California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award 2003
  • Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Senator Barbara Boxer  2003
  • National Environmental Leader Fellowship 2003-04
  • Indian National Scholarship on Merit 1993
  • Ruby Christian Role of Honor for highest moral values. St. Thomas’s 1990


Delhi Blue Skies

Vasu Primlani has formed a facebook group to cut Delhi’s air pollution in half. These will be low-cost and no-cost measures that people in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab can implement that address emissions from: crop burning, leaf burning, traffic, and industries. Please join us here.

Call to Action