Vihaan Rustagi

Gr 6 LC in 2019-20

When school moved online, parents decided to homeschool him & bring him back when we resume physical classes. Vihaan has been diagnosed with autism and he is a very talented artist. In 2017, Vihaan’s art work was chosen by Plowns (an online platform for parents and children to share their creative work) for their calendar which was sold online. He had 82 buyers. He earned 6% for each calendar that was sold. In April 2017, Vihaan’s drawings were gifted to the Chief Guest Dr. Shobha Srinath, MD – Senior Professor, NIMHANS at the Art Festival. During Autism awareness week at Wiztara. In February 2019, Vihaan’s art work got selected again. This time it was displayed at the Action for Autism’s ‘Views from Planet Autism 2019’, an Exhibition in New Delhi. His art work was sold at this exhibition and he received a share of the sales.

Vihaan's drawings were gifted to the Chief Guest Dr. Shobha Srinath, MD - Senior Professor, NIMHANS at the Art Festival.

Sanjna received the International Diana Award in 2014. She was recognised as an inspiring role model for the community by the Diana Award UK

Sanjna Srikanth

Graduated grade 12 in 2015

Sanjna was diagnosed with Autism & she was home-schooled by her parents. She came to BIS in the afternoons to join her peers in all extra-curricular activities and receive some therapy too. Soon, her Art teachers discovered her great talent and she began attending Art classes at BIS. She soon became an accomplished artist. Shi is extremely creative and uses mediums like charcoal, dry pastels, oil pastels, pencil, pen and ink with equal e’lan. She can perceive influences of well-known Indian and International artists in her creations. She also has a distinct style of her own. She held her first Art exhibition on 19 May 2012. On display were 44 exquisite pieces of art which sold like hot cakes and the proceeds of it were donated by her to a needy cause close to her heart. She has had many art exhibitions in Bangalore and other cities, and she has sold many of her pieces. Sanjna received the International Diana Award in 2014. She was recognised as an inspiring role model for the community by the Diana Award UK, established in memory of Princess Diana. The award was signed by Mr. David Cameron, British Prime Minister. One of her paintings was also featured in a presentation at the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2013. In September 2016, Sanjna had the honour of being a Torch Bearer for the 2016 Rio Summer Paralympics. She went to Rio De Janeiro along with her family and participated in the Torch Relay event.

Bhavani Sunder

Graduated grade 12 in 2013 by completing the NIOS course at the Learning Centre

She pursued Art at Chitrakala College of Fine Arts and is currently a successful freelance artist and art teacher.

A successful freelance artist and art teacher.

His art work was featured at The Outsider Art show supported by the Kochi Biennale foundation in 2019.

Shashwat Ghosh

Grade 8 in 2017 when he left BIS

Shashwat was diagnosed with Autism and is a wonderful artist. He has participated in many Art shows. His art work was featured at The Outsider Art show supported by the Kochi Biennale foundation in 2019. His work gathered much appreciation. Anjali Uthup Kurian, RJ, singer and entrepreneur, loved Shashwat’s vibrant creations and she bought two of his pieces and gifted one to her mother Usha Uthup. The legendary singer loved the paintings so much that she expressed a wish to meet the artist. When Usha came to Bangalore for an event, the meeting was arranged and Shashwat met the songstress who has moved countless hearts and minds with her music. Usha sang ‘Hari Om Hari’ with Shashwat, took pictures with him and bonded as everyone looked on in pure joy.

Zahan Setalvad

Completed Gr 12 Senior Secondary NIOS in June 2019.

He was an equestrian while in BIS. He represented India in the 2018 Jakarta Asian Games in Equestrian. Has won the silver medal in the National Equestrian Championship held in Delhi in Feb. 2021.

Won the silver medal in the National Equestrian Championship held in Delhi in Feb. 2021.

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