Sankar Venkateswaran is a theatre director and dramaturg from Kerala, India. He graduated from Calicut University School of Drama and Fine Arts, and pursued his post-graduate training at Theatre Training and Research Programme (now Intercultural Theatre Institute), Singapore.
His directorial works include INDIKA, Tage der Dunkelheit (Days of Darkness) for Munich Volkstheater, Criminal Tribes Act, UDAL URAVU (Body/Source), Shogo Ohta's The Water Station and Sahyande Makan - The Elephant Project for Theatre Roots & Wings, the company he founded in 2007. Currently, Sankar is setting up a cultural space in Attappady, Kerala, and works with the indigenous communities of the region.
He is a recipient of the International Ibsen Scholarship 2013 (Teater Ibsen, Norway) and Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2011 (Government of India). Sankar also served as the artistic director for International Theatre Festival of Kerala (2015 and 2016) and was a jury member for Zurich Theater Spektakel 2016.