Adarsh Kolladoth

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Adarsh Kolladoth
Born (1986-05-23) May 23, 1986 (age 37)
Kanhangad, India
Other namesAathi
  • Mentalist
  • Illusionist
  • Mind Analyst

Adarsh Kolladoth (born 23 May 1986), Popularly known by his Stage-name Aathi is an Indian Mentalist, Illusionist and a Mind Analyst.[1] "I read thoughts; like most of the people read books" said Aathi in a program "Ugram Ujjwalam" by Mazhavil Manorama.[2] Apart from his stage performances, he acts as consultant for different Police departments in solving crimes and is also a consultant for movies and corporates.[3][4]

Early Life

Aathi was born in Kanhangad, India. From a very early age, Aathi developed an interest towards mind and psychology, fascinated by the world renowned book Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as well as works by Sigmund Freud. He used to experiment his observational skills with his friends at school.[5] Finding it hard to research his subject at Kanhangad, he shifted to Ernakulam, where he spent hours in the Library researching his area of Interest. He then moved to Newyork City from where he mastered the art of Mentalism.[6]

Career and Rise to Fame

At the age of barely 18, Aathi Walked into the office of an Event consultancy and demonstrated his skills and was given the opportunity to perform his Mentalism and Mind reading act at private functions in Kerala. Then he moved to New York for higher studies where he later associated with a Luxury Cruise Line as an entertainer on board and traveled to different parts of the world. He formulated his first theater show "Insomnia" which he performed in different countries around the globe.[4][6] Following his return to India, he appeared in a TV Show "Ugram Ujwalam" by Mazhavil Manorama[2] in 2015 followed by a popular Malayalam interview "JB Junction" by John Britas in 2016,[5][7][8] both popularizing him amidst the mass audience. The Same year Aathi along with Violinist Bala Bhaskar and Magician Rajamoorthy formulated a theater show "M Show" Which is a blend of Mentalism, Music and Magic, which ended after a few performances following the death of Bala Bhaskar.[9] Movie Character Mentalist John Don Bosco, played by actor Jayasurya in Ranjith Sankar movie [Pretham" was loosely based on Mentalist Aathi's life and profession[6] He also spoke at Tedx SIBM Bengaluru.[10]

In 2017, Aathi hosted a Mentalism show on Kairali TV named "Secret Code- The mentalist show".[11] He improvised his theater show Insomnia to Insomnia Extended with Hypnotist Anthony Jacquin.[12] in 2019[13][14] The second version of the same theater show "Insomnia 2.0" was also introduces the very same year, which also was performed around the globe.[15] Actor Mohanlal, on Aathi's birthday in 2019 wished him by announcing their collaboration on a theater performance name "In conversation with Fireflies".[16]


  1. "Aathi - Movies, Biography, News, Age & Photos". BookMyShow. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Mystifying performance by Mentalist Aathi, retrieved 2020-06-13
  3. "Unravelling the mind of mentalist Aathi". Times of Oman. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "The Luxury Chronicle". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  5. 5.0 5.1 JB Junction: Mentalist Aathi - Part 1 | 31st July 2016 | Full Episode, retrieved 2020-06-13
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Ipe, Ann (2016-09-07). "If not psychic, then what?". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  7. JB Junction: Mentalist Aathi - Part 2 | 6th August 2016 | Full Episode, retrieved 2020-06-13
  8. JB Junction: Mentalist Aathi - Part 3 | 7th August 2016 | Full Episode, retrieved 2020-06-13
  9. Mind & Music | Balabhaskar | Mentalist Aathi, retrieved 2020-06-13
  10. A little less than Sixth Sense: Perspective of a Mentalist | Adarsh K | TEDxSIBMBengaluru, retrieved 2020-06-13
  11. "YouTube". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  13. Justin (2019-12-31). "Anthony Jacquin & Aathi To Bring Insomnia Extended To Kuala Lumpur". Hype Malaysia. Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  14. Anthony Jacquin & Aathi - Insomnia Extended, retrieved 2020-06-13
  15. "YouTube". Retrieved 2020-06-13.
  16. "Mohanlal plans to collaborate with Mentalist for a theatre project - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-06-13.

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