Born on 30 June 1973, Pramod Kumar Nahak has an M.A. degree in economics. He started learning Prahlad Natak at the tender age of six, under Arjuna Panighrahi and Krushna Chandra Sahu. He is trained in Prahlad Natak as Hiranyakashyap and has participated in various festivals in the country. He is associated with Jagruti Cultural Centre in Orissa, and is imparting training to young students in this form of theatre. He is currently working on a book on Prahlad Natak.