Sri Karunya Sagar Dasa was born in Chennai, Tamil Nadu in 1977. While studying Civil Engineering from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology in Bengaluru he became interested in the message and mission of Srila Prabhupada. In 1996 he joined ISKCON Bangalore as a full-time missionary and later served in Mysuru temple. Presently he is the President of ISKCON Mangalore and its Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program. He is also heading the Youth Services wing of ISKCON in Mangaluru, Manipal and Calicut in Kerala.