Prasanna is a distinguished theatre director and a social activist. He is a guest faculty at National School of Drama (NSD) and has served as director of Rangayana, Mysuru. He is the founder of Samudaya, Kavi-Kavya Trust, Charaka Women's Multipurpose Industrial Co-operative Society, Ontidani Prakashana and Desi Trust. He served as Managing Trustee till March 2013. He advises the Trust in almost all matters of decision making.
K T Chikkanna has served in Kannada and Culture Dept. of Karnataka Govt. at various capacities and retired as Joint Director. He is a famous writer in Kannada and presently works as Co-ordianator of the Kanakadasa Peeta of State Govt. He advises the Trust in various policy matters.