Speaking Shadows

Prahlad Acharya - The International Entertainer

Prahlad Acharya is an internationally renowned magician, ventriloquist, shadow play artist and storyteller. A master magician, he is one of the few entertainers in the world who use only their bare hands to create an unbelievable world of light and shade.

Prahlad has performed Speaking Shadows – his amazing hand-shadow act around the globe, including Germany, Australia, Singapore, the Middle East, and of course, India. He is acknowledged to be among the very best in the world in what he does.


“The shadow art performance by artiste Prahlad Acharya left the audience spellbound.”
– Deccan Herald


“Prahlad’s unique storytelling performances offer an entertaining and thought-provoking experience.”
– Oman Tribune


“Speaking Shadows, where shadows come to light and weave stories and folklore – a ballet of hands and fingers emerging to create life on a white screen accompanied by music and sound effects.”
– UAEExchange.com


“A 7-minute duration shadow art displayed by the international entertainer Prahlad Acharya was continuously applauded by the audience.”
– IndiansInKuwait.com


Speaking Shadows is a mesmerising world of hand shadows weaving highly entertaining and interactive tales from the animal and human world; where hands artistically encounter a source of light, to project on a large screen. A truly magical world ‘where shadows speak’ and come to life.


Welcome to the Magical World of Prahlad Acharya & his Speaking Shadows.