Aishwarya Manivannan is an artist, designer, educator and Silambam practitioner. She teaches design at Loyola College, Chennai, and specialises in Art & Design Portfolio Development classes. She is an alumnus of Madras University and LASELLE College of the Arts, Singapore, and has recently completed a PG Diploma in Silambam fencing. She is the current National and Asian Silambam Champion. She has represented India in the World, Asian and National Silambam Championships and has won seven gold, six silver and four bronze medals. Her video on National Handloom Day received more than eight lakh views on social media and triggered interest in Silambam all over the world.