About Nakul


NAKUL SHENOY is The Mind Reader – a sought-after magical entertainer and corporate speaker based in Bangalore, India. This acclaimed mentalist is the author of Smart Course in Magic and a multi-faceted personality: a communication scientist, a usability consultant holding patents, a user experience researcher, and an entrepreneur.


Nakul Shenoy on stage at Prerna Confluence, Mangalore 2015
Nakul Shenoy on stage at Prerna Confluence, Mangalore 2015


With his imagination kindled at age five by ‘Mandrake The Magician’ comic books, Nakul first took stage as a 15-year-old entertaining large gatherings with his magical shows. Two decades later, this expert magician and hypnotist enthrals audiences like few others can, and progresses along in his self-professed dream to be “a real-life Mandrake”.

The Nakul Shenoy Experience is a world-class act and acknowledged to be one among the most entertaining, interactive and captivating mind-reading shows in the world. A speaker of choice for Fortune 500 companies, Nakul has won a global following for his high-impact mind-reading performances, and has made powerful impact at coveted events across Asia, the Middle East, Europe, UK and the USA.


Nakul Shenoy with Tony Buzan
Nakul Shenoy with Tony Buzan – the world renowned memory expert and creator of Mind Maps



“This magic man can read your mind”



“He knows what you’re thinking”
The Hindu 



Having influenced thousands of business leaders, high achievers, and celebrities through his shows around the world, Nakul counts entertaining Azim Premji and opening for Tony Buzan among his most coveted performances till date.

A Master of Science in Communication with two gold medals from Manipal Institute of Communication, Nakul has over a decade’s experience in Usability Research and Design. With multiple patents to his name, Nakul co-founded PeepalDesign: a Ux Design & Research firm in 2010 and remained associated with it as Chief Researcher till 2014.


Nakul Shenoy with Azim Premji
Nakul Shenoy with Mr Azim Premji, the chairman of Wipro Limited



“A magician with impossibly fast hypnotic skills, he captures young hearts as they wonder how on earth he does what he does. He creates magic.”

The New Indian Express



The only Indian to be awarded memberships to the Psychic Entertainers Association (USA) and the British Society of Psychic Entertainers (UK), Nakul is a Wizards Award member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (USA). He  has also held memberships to the American Hypnosis Association (USA), The Magic Circle (London), and the International Magicians Society (USA), among many other accolades.

When not travelling in and out of airports, Nakul lives with his wife and three kids in Bangalore, India. A compulsive reader of books “on every topic under the Sun and beyond”, he haunts Twitter as @nakulshenoy.