Namana BN is a promising poet and playwright in Kannada. Her poems have been published in established Kannada literary journals and magazines. She has received the Nataka Academy Award ’19 for her play Naduve Suliva Aatma. She has presented her poems at the Theertha Performance Platform-Sri Lanka, Bangalore Literature Festival, SIWE Kerala, Tumari Literature Festival, Kavya Sanje poetry events and many state level poetry meets organized by private and public bodies in Karnataka. She holds a Master’s degree in Kannada from Bangalore University and is currently working on her PhD at Kannada University, Hampi.