Beating all the odds, with a sweet smile. A K Arun is one of the finest artists at Sargaalaya. Arun was born on April 10, 1987, (29 years) at Villiappally (Vadakara) in Kozikode District of Kerala to parents who were very poor. He was born deaf and dumb and perhaps the parents gave up even trying for his treatment. Despite such disability, he attended the Rotary Special School, Vadakara and completed his SSC. He was interested in fine arts like drawing, painting etc., and somehow managed to join the Kerala School of Arts, Thalassery, and completed the Kerala Government Certificate Examination in Fine Arts.