Mrs. Chetna Jalan Mrs. Chetna Jalan

Chetna Jalan received her formal training in Kathak from the most renowned gurus of the Lucknow Gharana, Pandit Ram Narayan Mishra, Pandit Birju Maharaj and Pt. Vijai Shankar. Chetna’s mastery over Kathak and her innate understanding of other dance forms resulted in her selection as a jury member for the International Ballet Competition in Moscow...


Executive Directors

Vinay Sharma Vinay Sharma

Vinay Sharma joined Padatik in 1981, receiving his initial theatre training under Shyamanand Jalan. Acting in many major productions since, he has received critical appreciation for his portrayal of Dr.Stockmann in the Hindi versions of Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People (Janta Ka Shatru, director: Shyamanand Jalan), The Doctor in Ionesco’s Exit...

Mr. Mahmud Alam Mr. Mahmud Alam

Mahmud Alam’s love affair with the written word started at the age of thirteen when he wrote his first Urdu poem. From his early years, the atmosphere of literary discussions and pursuits at home, finally led him to the theatre. He was an active member of literary societies during his college days. His first brush with acting and direction cam...

Sanchayita Bhattacharjee Sanchayita Bhattacharjee

Sanchayita Bhattacharjee took to the stage at an early age. She was an active participant in all her school’s (St Thomas’ New Delhi) theatre and related activities. She studied Theatre Craft under Mrs. Joy Michael (of Yatrik) between 1979 and 1980. She moved to Calcutta in 1981, and became deeply involved in associated stage crafts like l...

Anubha Fatehpuria Anubha Fatehpuria

Anubha Fatehpuria is both a theatre actor and practicing architect. Though Anubha’s first, much lauded theatre performance was in 1996 she subsequently went onto study architecture and returned to Kolkata in 2002, as a practicing architect and to continue as a theatre actress. In 2007, Anubha received the Shyamal Sen Smriti Puraskar from ...



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