Lives and works in New Delhi (since 1978)

Current Works

Rehearsing the witness: The Bhawal court case (ongoing since 2015)

Landscape as evidence: Artist as witness (2017)

“Also the Real Thing: The Johannesburg auditions”, in collaboration with Boris Nikitin, supported by Pro Helvetia, Johannesburg Art Gallery (2014)
Also the Real Thing: Room Installations, in collaboration with Boris Nikitin, supported by Pro Helvetia, INSERT2014, New Delhi (2014)

THE TRANSPARENT PERFORMER III: Some stage directions for [24 Jor Bagh]1/x, New Delhi (2014)
Seen as Secundrabagh, in collaboration with Raqs Media Collective, co-produced by Wiener Festwochen, Kunsten Festival des Arts Brussels, Festival d'Automne de Paris (2011)
Some Stage direction for Henrik Ibsen's “John Gabriel Borkman”, texts by RAQS Media Collective, commissioned for the Delhi Ibsen Festival (2009)

Residencies/Awards

Residency at School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London (2017)
NIROX Foundation Residency, Supported by Creative India, Johannesburg (2013)
Residency at Kunsten Festival des Arts, Brussels (2008)
Recipient of Sangeet Natak Academy National Award, Yuva Puruskar (2007)
Recipient of the Charles Wallace India Trust Award (2001–2002)
Recipient of the Rotary Club Youth Excellence Sward for Theatre (1999)

Profession

Theater director and lighting designer (since 1996)

First Works

“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, The Shakespeare Society, St. Stephans College, Sri Ram Centre, Main Theater, New Delhi (1997)
Harold Pinter's “One for the Road”
Steven Berkoff's “Decadence”
Howard Barker's “Scenes from an execution”, Sri Ram, Basement Theater, New Delhi (1996)

Education/Background

Motley School of Design, London (1994)
Bennington College, USA (1992–1995)
Miranda House, Delhi University (1991–1992)
Sardar Patel Vidhyalaya (1991)


Mother: Theater director
Father: Set and light designer

Two Younger Brothers: work for Art Heritage and The Alkazi Foundation for the Arts
Two Children (born in 2000 and 2002)
Dream job as a child: Theater director

Historical Event

The fall of the Berlin Wall / 11 September 2001 / the Demolition of the Babri Masjid (1992) / the Riots after Indira Gandhis Assassination (1984)

Conversation:
Mats Staub, Peter Schürmann, New Delhi, 06.12.2017