Our Team

Know the core team behind i-Life, in no specific order.

Amarnath Chayanam

Founder & CEO

Amarnath has more than fifteen years of experience with Automobile and Financial Services sectors. His sharp analytical skills and a keen, incisive attitude brings in a deep and critical thinking bank to the company and strengthens it at its core. This said his inner calling was ‘to do something more contributing and to make a difference’ which was observed and researched by him on his journey as the recruitment head where interviewing young individuals brought to light many starling realities of how early childhood care and education was a key to an individual’s life skills and the programming of a youth’s mind in the space of work and its ethical aspects – this research got the company LIFE to a successful reality.

A Bachelor in Psychology with a keen nature to meet and mind people with his great depth of understanding of business & people management and also what it takes for organizations to create a healthy & productive environment is his primary strength. A very meticulous, detailed and result oriented professional, Amarnath has the ability to pre-empt challenging situations by converting them into opportunities making him a great Leader and adviser along with his determination and eye for detail. All this under his umbrella make him an ideal guide which also highlights his down-to-earth personality. He proved his merits incessantly with giants like GE Money, ICICI Prudential & Future Genarali to name a few. He introduced ‘Karadi Path Education Company’ to western India and contributed to ‘Language Development’ space.
An astute speaker and an avid reader he has been a guest speaker at many schools and colleges, to address various issues faced by students, parents, teachers and school management.
Amarnath encompasses many passions few of which are extensive travelling, cooking & counselling. Amarnath continues to make a difference in many young lives today, through LIFE and with the zeal that he holds to see a brighter future for all children success is always around the corner.

Ruhi has an experience of more than two decades on teaching different forms of Dance (Classical & classical contemporary, western & western contemporary, Latin ballroom & Indian Folk dances) and almost nine years of experience in the world of Pre-school. She is an Early childhood development expert with a certification on ECCE from Commander’s Academy, Mumbai along with a Masters Degree in English Literature. An author of many articles in Media and an ardent blogger she is also a certified Trainer by Success Gyan on the Global Train The Trainer programme. She’s a certified RJ from Noel Kyemers voice & dubbing academy. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Special Education (ADHD, Autism and Learning Disabilities) Course from Asian College of Teachers, a leading teachers training institution in Asia.

LIFE Smart Preschool Program & LIFE- Dance & Drama Curriculum is designed and developed under her leadership and she has been taking care of all the aspects to ensure School needs with respect to child holistic development and teachers training is delivered in which she is instrumental to train and monitor program performance on a regular basis. Her subject expertise lies in Languages & Biology. She holds experience in level 4 child care. Also excellent in art & craft work. Ruhi’s enthusiastic attitude has been a key hold across all areas of profession as a dance instructor & choreographer, planning quality activities, to communicating with parents on different parenting skills.

A teacher at heart she taught all kinds of age groups in private dance schools, recognized educational institutions, colleges, corporates like L&T, Gold Gym, Talwalkars etc. Added to this she specializes in language and movement training young toddlers up to the age of 6 yrs.

Ruhi Thakkar
Co-Founder & Head of Academics

A relentlessly result oriented individual Ruhi is dedicated to achieving the highest possible standards across all educational aspects. She holds excellent writing skills which include writing content on web, curriculum design, theatre scripts, blogs, magazine articles, few poetic columns for Indian express. As an ardent blogger her topics include writing about education of toddlers, parenting, fashion and wedding stories, personal life theories of people etc.

Ruhi’s passion is reading, dancing, writing, & having unending conversations with children of all ages. She believes that knowledge is every where and in every form, it’s upon us to notice it and engulf it, and with this belief she wants to make a difference in the lives of as many children as she can.

Manas Sarangi

Chief Technology Officer

Manas stands out as a seasoned IT Professional, with over 22 years of work experience in Development, Support, Project Management and Service Delivery roles in various multinational companies as well as start-ups. His exposure to various people and cultures around the world, due to the global roles & responsibilities held in GE Capital, has been his biggest teacher in professional life.

Gayathri Uday

Head of Operations & HR

Gayathri has more than fifteen years of experience in handling all aspects of Operations & HR. Her experiences in both India and overseas (10 years) makes her a valuable asset as her observations give many broad and critical comments for better running of the company. A Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Education and a Diploma in Fine Arts under her belt, she is a true lifelong learner.

Gangadharan K

Vice President, Sales

A Post Graduate in commerce and management graduate in marketing and sales with 26 years of rich experience in Sales & marketing in various IT companies including Microsoft as a Southern Regional Head on Edtech space. A self starter, strong believer of Human relations, fun loving and passionate about Education.

Vinti Seth

Content Manager

A passionate teacher with a Bachelor Degree in Education and with over 20 years of experience in guiding kids from Kindergarten to Grade 5 on their learning path. Vinti hails from Prayagraj, erstwhile Allahabad, where she was born and brought up. She has taught in schools in Chennai too for a few years, apart from Prayagraj. She is currently based out of Bangalore.  Apart from this, she is also trained in  Hindustani Classical Music (Vocal) and completed 4 years in it. She has a creative mind and enthusiastic approach. Vinti joined LIFE organization as “Content Manager” in January 2021. 

Aarti Mathur

Content Manager

Aarti has an MBA degree in Business Management from Narsee Monjee, Mumbai. Throughout her Academic and professional journey, she has developed a deep understanding of the importance of effective communication, collaboration, and teamwork. These skills have been the hallmark of her success, both academically and professionally. She is highly motivated by challenges and thrives in dynamic environments. She is a firm believer in the power of continuous learning and self improvement. She is an avid reader and enjoys trying her culinary skills during her free time. 

Bincy Mathews

Content Manager

Prior to LIFE, Bincy has worked as a communication trainer at Google, Synchrony, Cognizant and Accenture. She is a Montessori Trained Directress (AMI). Worked as kindergarten teacher in Chicago for 10 plus years. At LIFE, she designs curriculum for Pre-K-3, Pre-K-4, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades. She does not believe in limiting the “knowledge transfer” to a child. Her journey with designing a reading program comes from the experience of teaching children as young as 4 to be fluent readers.

Tejraj Janmale

Voice Artist

My name is Dr. Tejraj Janmale (Ph.D). By profession i am a Biochemist, and by passion i am a performer with keen interest in all performing arts that involve the art of expression! Languages are integral to any artform, and so i am also a language enthusiast with deep commitment to use our languages to convey ideas and concepts to the upcoming generation. I believe that when we try to bridge the gap between what is said and what is understood, teaching happens!

Prachi Parab

Voice Artist

Hello! I am Dr. Prachi P. A Dentist by profession and Artist by passion. I am a Certified Periodontist with immense love for music, drawing and other forms of art. I love to interact with kids and explore new opportunities that come along in this wonderful life. “Be happy and spread happiness” is my mantra of life.

Annette Bhat

Voice Artist

Qualifications: B.A. Psychology I Masters in Human Resources Development 
I have 15 years experience across Customer Service , Human Resources, Training and Administration. I am an Early Childhood Development Enthusiast. My personal interests include travelling, baking and singing.