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Actor, Director
Founder of Ranga Shankara, Actor

Date & Time

Wednesday Wed, 1 May 2019


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

Two of India’s most talented theatre actors in a teteatete about theatre in India, its history and relevance in the cultural landscape of contemporary India. They will share their own fascinating journeys with vignette anecdotes.

BIC celebrates Rangashankara in its 15th year as a beacon for public arts and culture institutions.


Ratna Pathak Shah

Actor, Director

Ratna Pathak Shah is an accomplished, talented actor, director in theatre, television and films. She co-founded the reputed Mumbai based Motley Theatre group along with Naseeruddin Shah and Benjamin Gilani. Her numerous works in English / Hindi theatre and hit TV serials like Idhar Udhar including the critically acclaimed Sarabhai vs Sarabhai made her a household name. She won a ITAA award for her portrayal of Maya Sarabhai.

She has been nominated for many awards for the strong female character portrayals in major Hindi films like Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, Golmaal, Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu, Nil Battey Sanath, Kapoor and Sons. Recently she was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for Lipstick Under My Burkha for which she won an award at the London Asian film festival.

Arundhati Nag

Founder of Ranga Shankara, Actor

Arundhati Nag is known and admired in Bengaluru for her single-minded pursuit of building Ranga Shankara as a world-class theatre destination since its inception in 2004. A rare combination of an artiste, dreamer, thinker and administrator, Arundhati has served on the Boards of several arts organisations in the country. Arundhati is acclaimed for her performances in Kannada films like Accident (1985), Jogi (2005) and the Hindi film Paa (2009).

She is equally at ease with both theatre and cinema and was awarded the ‘Citizen Extraordinaire’ Award by The Rotary Club of Bangalore. She also won Karnataka Government’s Best Supporting Actress award in 2005.