K. V. Gautam is a cartoonist, author and motivational speaker based in New Delhi.
He is the writer of best-selling novel Love in Crazy Times and motivational book Impossible is Fun. He has delivered motivational talks at several prestigious organizations like The Times of India, Delhi University, Jaypee University of Information Technology and Lingaya’s University. As a cartoonist he has worked for leading newspapers like the Hindustan Times and the Dainik Jagran, and illustrated several books. He has been invited to conduct cartoon workshops at institutions like IIT Kanpur, BITS Pilani, Anna University, VIT University and St. Stephen’s College.
K. V. Gautam was invited to deliver a speech at a high-profile TED event at TEDx JUIT at Solan, Himachal Pradesh on 24 August 2014.
He was invited by Delhi University as Chief Guest at their annual cultural festival on 23 February 2015. An MBA by qualification, K. V. has won painting contests organized by the United Nations Education Fund and the National Council of Educational Research & Training.
KV Gautam has been the subject of a major documentary film Comic Fingers. The documentary film got rave reviews and was screened at 16 international film festivals in the year 2016.
Below is Comic Fingers, the documentary film based on life of KV Gautam:.
K V Gautam has won many contests on drawing and painting. In 1994, he was awarded with the First Prize in the Poster Contest on the theme of population control, organized by the Population Education Fund of the State Government. He was awarded with Certificate of Merit in the national contest of International Poster Contest – 1993 on the theme of Population and Our World, jointly organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT).
Gautam was invited to deliver a speech at a TED event at TEDx JUIT at Solan, Himachal Pradesh on 24 August 2014. TED is an international event where celebrities and intellectuals from all over the world are invited to speak. Click here to see the photos of the event.
In the year 2008, he was invited to conduct a Cartoon Workshop by BITS Pilani, one of top 5 engineering colleges of India.
On 22 October, 2009, K V Gautam was invited as a guest to conduct a Caricature Workshop at IIT Kanpur, a premier engineering college of India.
Invited by Salwan Public School, Mayur Vihar, Delhi, to distribute prizes to students at inter-school competitions in November 2011. Forty schools participated in various events.
He was invited as a Guest by Anna University, Chennai in February 2012. He taught students how to draw cartoons and caricatures, and judged and distributed prize in a cartoon contest, a part of the university’s annual cultural festival held from 1-3 February 2012. Click here to see photos of the event.
K V Gautam was invited to judge a cartoon contest named Toonsville at St. Stephen’s College of Delhi University on 19 February 2012.
Bigg Boss 10 offer:
KV Gautam was offered role of a celebrity contestant in the 10th season of popular TV show Bigg Boss in September 2016. He declined the offer as he felt it did not suit his public image or personal temperament. However, the rejection of offer created lots of publicity and coverage from the leading media houses and TV channels for Gautam.
As a celebrity, KV Gautam has been covered by leading media houses and TV channels like the Indian Express, DNA, Dainik Jagran, ABP News, India TV, Zee TV, Sahara Samay, Bombay Times and Firstpost.
KV Gautam was invited to share his views as a panelist on TV news channel NewsX on its program Speak Out India on 14 May 2012. The program was about a controversy on a cartoon about Bhimrao Ambedkar. He has also appeared on TV shows of Headlines Today and Live India channels.
Gautam has also been featured by current affairs magazine Tehelka, national public radio broadcaster All India Radio and leading websites like Bollywoodlife.com, Santabanta.com, Merinews.com and Techgoss.com.
Cartoons by KV Gautam:
Times of India event
Delhi University event