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MEET THE GUYS

AKSHAY RAJPUT

Co-Founder & Director

The man with the vision & a dream - the mastermind behind Outwoods, Akshay Rajput is likely to saunter in; lean, slender and well tailored, whose manner might be described as studiously charming. A man with many layers, the more you get to know him the more amazed you will be, comes across easily approachable. He is the man with the good heart and brain of a genius entrepreneur. Standing tall and proud as the reclusive leader of our expedition metamorphoses, the quintessential, Akshay Rajput, takes command of Outwoods, finding that fine and splendiferous balance between glorifying luxury & wilderness.

Carrying a mind full of knowledge about the wild, he thrills you with fascinating stories of adventurous encounters with the unpredictable predators of the wild, and inspires you to imprint on your own work, transforming your love for the art into an adventure of a lifetime! Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the forest dynamics and using his camera as his sketchbook, Akshay is at a constant hunger and awe for the wild & everything it has to offer him as he becomes one with nature.

After twenty odd years of lugging his prized though cumbersome equipment; he has channelized his evocative art form into a hidden fourth dimension that makes his work come alive. Harping upon his ongoing love affair with the wilderness for over six years and delving into the depths of his medium, this seemingly reticent guy transforms into a fireball of passion as he guides you through your impending tryst with wild. Akshay, to us, is nothing less than unique, determined and a classic mentor of true stature.

As a young curious mind, my photographer dad took me under his wing and together we pursued the art of capturing the moment. Nothing was too ordinary or too distorted to commit to film. Taking his lead I learnt to create a world where the still came to life, told stories and became my language. With time, my focus zoomed into the art of moving images and with that started a new journey in itself. – Akshay.

SHIKHA SARKAR

Co-Founder & Director

Vibrant, confident and self-assured with strides to match; firebrand Shikha dazzles you with her tantalizing smile and the glint in her eyes. With more than 16 years of comprehensive experience in international sales mostly in diamond jewelry industry, her conversion from the "corporate" to the "wild" is a fascinating tale on its own. With an extensive trot across the globe, panning from South to North America, to Europe, to Asia and Middle East; this highly motivated and entrepreneurial dashing young woman is the mastermind behind Outwoods and your regular "go to person".

Spirited with an insatiable thirst for the thrill of adventure, she navigates the office environment and manages the home front with equal élan, loosens her straight jacket intermittently be it skydiving in New Zealand or cheering the Indian cricket team with zealous gusto. Forever inclined to take on new ventures, she took to photography like fish to water and discovered her latent passion a few years back. She has covered tremendous ground within a short span; and mastered the art to challenge even the pros.

"You could simply define me as someone who is a steely determined and passionate person and always inclined to take up new adventures and challenges that come my way" – Shikha.

Kay Kay

Creative & Technical Consultant

A geek with an creative edge and a fine eye for detail, Kay Kay has always been adventurous and excited about travel and photography. With more than 11 years of experience in Technology and corporate industry he always maintained a work - life balance. As an avid traveler he lives out of suitcase . At Outwoods he makes sure that adventure seekers should have the enhanced user experience and get the memories of a lifetime.

"The diversity in nature and cultures cannot be covered in a lifetime. It amuses me as well as inspires me to this never ending quest for knowledge and experience. The solution I have found is to travel and capture stories on the go." – Kay Kay.