Ex. Acting Director and Senior professor (Acting), National School of Drama, New Delhi & Dean Academics and welfare at the school. Responsible for the better health facilities for the students and staff of the institution.

Imbibes the concept- Culture is Mother : A Theatre-Maestro- committed to bring back the lost honour to the Sarve Bhawantu Sukhinah Cultural values and the glorious history of India.

Born on: 19 Feb. 1960


Academic: Bachelor of Art from Lucknow University.

Theater:1. Two-year diploma in theater arts from Bharatendu Natya Academy, Lucknow 1983.
2. Post Graduated from the National School of Drama with Specialization in acting.

Recent Status : Ex. Acting Director and Senior professor (Acting), National School of Drama, New Delhi & Dean Academics and welfare at the school. Responsible for the better health facilities for the students and staff of the institution.

Acting :1. Played central characteres in 'Basanti', the Doordarshan Serial based on the novel of the same title by Bhishm Sahani.
2. 'Nirmla', the Serial based on the novel by the same title by upanyas samrat Munshi Premchand in the decade of 1980s apart from the acting in numerous prestigious plays during the theatre journey spanning over more than four decades.

Direction :Natya Shastra by Bharat Muni in the oldest scripture of Natya in the world, with the theory and the elaborations on the elements of Dramatic Arts. As a director, produced a handsome number of plays on national level drawing the inspiration from the major subjects like Asian Culture, Ancient Indian Culture, the Vedas, Purans and Upnishads, with the base being the basic principles of Bharat's Natya Shastra. Main focus was on the thought that the structural form of all the stage productions be in accordance with the principles set by Bharat in his Natya Shastra. In the process during teaching-period of more then 2 decades, directed notable theatre productions like the classic Sanskrit plays- Abhigyan Shakuntalam, Vikromorvashiyam, by Mahakavi Kalidas; Swapnvasavdattam by Mahakavi Bhas, alongwith Vidya Sundar, Andher Nagri, Neel Devi by the first ever Hindi playwright Bharatendu Harishchandra; Nilahi Kothi-the play based on the Champaran Neel movement during the independence struggle; Tinka-Tinka, the play based on the disastrous earth quake of Gujarat. And as of modern Indian playwrights, staged works of stalwarts of modern drama-movement like Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sarkar, Girish Karnad, Vijay Tendulkar etc. with a modern perspective.

Training and theatre workshops : Under the extension program scheme of the school, produced, the timeless works of Indian literary sphere, and Shakespeare, Goethe, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Dostoyevsky-like maestros of world literature through the medium of theatre.

Expertise :Deep Study and effectual work on Indian culture, myths, epics like Ramayan and Mahabharat, Jaatak stories tec. in perspective of theatre.

Published Books : 1. Kuchh Aansoo Aur Kuchh Phool: An Autobiographical work based on the life and work of Legendary actor and female personater of the soil of Gujarat, Jai Shankar Sundari.
2. Abhinay Chintan: The comparative study on the theories of acting evolved by Stanislavsky, Artaud and Grotowski.

Translation and Adaptation : Alongwith a great motive of making the Indian mass acquainted with the timeless literary works of Indian and world literature through the medium of theatre adapted and staged, Indian greats like Goswami Tulsidas, Meera Bai, Keshav, Vidyapati, Nirala, Nagarjun, Shamsher Bahadur, Bhawani Prasad Mishra, Kedar Nath Singh, Vinod Shukla from the field of poetry apart from the legendry novelists and story writers like Munshi Premchand, Jai Shankar Prasad, Phanishwar Nath Renu.

Teaching in the prominent institutes abroad: With the deep study of minuteness of various international theatre cultures, in capacity of a theater teacher and trainer in the order of substantial teaching and making the beyond the border cultures acquainted with the Indian Classical Drama traditions, travelled the countries like Vietnam, Maldives, China, Australia, Romania, Bulgaria, Shri Lanka and enjoys the credit of organizing the theater productions by the Indian Artistes. Besides teaching at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Londan, the only Indian director to have the privilege of giving theater performance twice at the world famous Globe Theatre. Have the experience of intense theater teaching at the prestigious international theatre institutes like the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Sydney, Australia; Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS), Moscow; The Central Academy Of Drama, China.

Fellowship :Awarded the junior and senior fellowships in theatre by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Pledge :To train the theatre- enthusiasts in view of the indigenous Indian Culture so that they assimilate the native culture and the flavor of their mother-soil and enrich it, and may be able to spread it across the borders.


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