Shri Chanchalapathi Dasa, (Former name S. Chandrashekar), was born in 1963 in Bangalore, India. While an undergraduate student in PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, he became interested in the message and mission of Srila Prabhupada, the founder-acharya of ISKCON. Later he joined the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore for the Masters program in Electrical Communication Engineering. In 1984 he became a full-time dedicated member of ISKCON, Bangalore and soon became the Vice President of ISKCON Bangalore. He has been involved in the implementation of the various programs of ISKCON, Bangalore as well as the Akshaya Patra program.