Lives and works in New Delhi, where she grew up

Current Works

Mahabharata (2016)

Dinosaurs! (2015)

Life in Progress (2014)


Ananth Nag Theatre Award (2017)

Production grant for the work “Mahabharata”, from Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes, Charleville Mezières (2015)

Researcher in residence, DFP – Deutsches Forum for Figurenteater (2010)

Pro Helvetia studio residency, Rote Fabrik, Zurich (2009)

Production grant for the work “Bollywood Bandwagon”, LINZ09 Cultural Capital (2009)

Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, National Award for Puppet Theatre (2007)

Researcher in residence, Charleville Mezières (2006)

UCLA–APPEX Residence, Bali (2004)

First Works

“Half a Kingdom”, Table top puppet show based on an Icelandic Folk tale (2001)

Her Voice, Collaborative performance with Bharatnaytyam dancer Geeta Chandran (over a 100 performances between 1999 and 2015)

“Flowering Tree”, based on a folk tale by A.K Ramanujan with large human size puppets (1998–1999)


Artist (since age 18)


Diploma in Guaratelle, Traditional Glove Puppets from Commune di Napoli, Italy (2002)

Diploma in Puppet Theatre, Dramatiska Institute, University of Stockholm (2001)

MA in History, Lady Sriram College (2000)

History Honours, Lady Sriram College (1998)

Sardar Patel Vidyalaya school (1995)

Mother: Housewife
Father: Architect

Sister: Travel book writer and Korean Language teacher
Dream job as a child: Veterinarian
Dream job as teenager: Puppeteer

Historical Event

Riots after Indira Gandhis Assassination (1984)

Further Information

Mats Staub, Ana López Escudero, New Delhi, 03.12.2017