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Antharanga is an amateur theatre club founded by MS Shyamsundar, fondly called as "Uncle Shyam" in Bangalore theatre circles along with his friends, while he was working at University of Agricultural Sciences (UAS) in the year 1980. 

Since its inception, Antharanga, a 33 year old cultural troupe has more than 50 productions to its credit including Street Plays and Stage Plays. 

Uncle Shyam, in his 70th Year has been a successful Organizer and has been actively organizing "World Theatre Day" function with the help of couple of other troupes like Sanchaya. He is closely associated with people like Mukhyamantri Chandru, Dr. BV Rajaram, Shashidhar Barighat, KSDL Chandru, Srinivas G Kappanna and other stalwarts of Kannada theatre. 

Besides this, Uncle also organized a day long humor festival called "Hasya Mela" in the month of November every year, which he says was the brainchild of Make-up Nani, whom he considers as his theatre teacher/friend/philosoper and guide. 

Antharanga has been awarding "Make-up Nani Award" since 2004 to one make-up artiste every year in the name of Late. Sri. Make-Up Nani sir, for those who have rendered their services to Kannada theatre in the field of Make-up across Karnataka.