Makarand Tilloo, a certified laughter yoga trainer is the president of Laughter Yoga International and has been advocating laughter yoga for more than 20 years.
A renowned Marathi stage artist, Makarand Tilloo has performed more than 3000 shows all over India, in various theatres, colleges, societies, social get-togethers, cultural festivals, etc. Three generations of the Tilloo family have been making people laugh for over 50 years.
He has conducted over 500 corporate training sessions for companies like Mercedes-Benz Chakan, Tata Motors, Fiat, Mahindra, Premium Transmission, HOC Mumbai, NIIT Pune, OHR, software companies like Infosys, KPIT, Datamato, Tech Mahindra, Amdocs, Government organisations like MAPMC Mumbai, Police and Government Training Institute YASHADA.
His Art of Laughing and Happiness Management training programs are best known for stress management, team building, and leadership skills.
Makarand is a firm believer in the positive effects of laughter on the body and brain, and hence, has organised several sessions in hospitals for cardiac and cancer patients as well.
Most Indian publications, including the Times of India, Indian Express, Sakal, Loksatta, Lokmat, Maharashtra Times, Chitralekha, radio and television (Doordarshan), ETV, and others, have taken note of this program.
A special award was conferred on him by the Pune Municipal Corporation for his contribution to the field of promoting humor and laughter.
Makarand Tilloo started a campaign to save water by replacing leaking taps
with new ones and won the ‘Save Water Hero Award’ from the HridayMitra Foundation for his efforts to raise awareness about water conservation in the city.
Makarand Tilloo's concept of laughter yoga follows a universal language without any barriers and uses laughter as an exercise. In today’s age where people are dealing with psychosomatic problems, he has contributed tremendously by helping people through changing their perspective on life with innumerable benefits of laughter yoga for the body and mind.