Seshadri is a DST-INSPIRE Faculty. His research is focused on understanding and conserving biodiversity. He grew up in Bangalore and has spent over a decade in the field observing nature. He has studied several ecosystems and taxa ranging from dragonflies to epiphytes in the tall forest canopies of the Western Ghats. During his PhD at the National University of Singapore, he discovered new species and new reproductive behaviour of frogs and examined the evolutionary ecology of such behaviour. He is committed to the cause of conservation and strongly believes that there is an urgent need to rekindle a sense of wonder towards nature among people so that they care about our planet.