N.S Mukunda was born and brought up in Bengaluru. A student of Government Primary School, N.R Colony, Acharya Pathashala, National High School and The National College, Basavanagudi, he graduated from University College of Engineering, Bangalore University with a B.E in Electrical Engineering.
Mukunda is happily married to Meera, who retired as Principal of Kasturba College, Bengaluru and is actively involved in various Educational institutions and NGOs. She is the Managing Trustee of Gift A Dream Foundation, a charitable trust engaged in providing educational assistance to more than 2500 students every year. Meera and Mukunda have a son and a daughter.
Mukunda was the first Graduate Engineer in Karnataka to start contracting work. He was awarded best invention of year by Govt. of Karnataka for his work on Coffee Vending Machine in 1981-82. Manufacturing and consulting assignments in Mumbai between 1993-2000. Started a manufacturing unit for plastic water tanks in Pudukottai, Tamil Nadu. At present is the Managing Director of Sneha Townships Pvt Ltd.
N.S.Mukunda was actively involved in civic issues in Bengaluru since 2001, initially working with Janaagraha. He founded Citizen Action Forum (CAF) and was the President of CAF till March 2014.
He worked on a wide range of governance and political issues in the city in the past 14 years, but his special interest and success has been in the areas of Property taxes, Governance structure of Bangalore Corporation (BBMP), Solid Waste Management, Encroachment and traffic congestion issues in the city.
Mukunda and CAF successfully fought against SAKRAMA, CDP 2015 and the Koramangala flyover project. Recently, filed a PIL against the allotment of land in the Belandur wet land area and has successfully obtained a stay from the National Green tribunal, Chennai
Water is a subject dear to Mukunda and he did extensive research and worked with experts and government officials to better understand the water problem in the city and produced a comprehensive solution for drinking water problem in Bengaluru for future generations.
Mukunda was the Chairman of the Central Campaign Committee, Loksatta Party, in the recent Assembly Elections in Karnataka and named President of State Unit in August 2014.
Education: B.E in Electrical Engineering