Mahavir is a naturopathic doctor and medical professor by profession. But he shines in the evenings as a thespian and play director. As a young man, a play he'd written won a national competition and was aired by PBS. Stanford spotted it and offered him a full scholarship as a theater major, where he studied with acting greats such as Otto Preminger. He brings deep sensitivity and experience to stage direction, and brings Ananda plays to magical life on our small stage.