Neither we are SIBLINGS, nor do we have BLOOD RELATIONS, but still WE ARE A FAMILY
Mohd. Nadeem Khan
Nadeem Khan was Born in the year 1980 in a conservative family which did not appreciate performing arts much, it was Nadeem's sheer interest which directed him towards this field.
As a young learner he participated in various theatre workshops conducted by well known organizations like Urdu Academy, National school of drama etc Working with mentally & physically challenged students, gave new dimensions to his thoughts. Moreover Nadeem worked for the promotion of adult education & children theatre. His work experience further includes his association with renowned schools & organizations made him a specialist of Children's Theatre.
He directed More than 100 Plays Including Bhagat Singh, Maanavta, Ali baba, wizard of Oz, Charandass Chor, Akal Badi ya...., Aaj ka Abhimanyu, Blackeye, Pirates of carribbean, Revolt of 1857, Jallianwala Bagh & many more.
Priyanki Khan completes her Junior & Senior Diploma in Bharatnatyam with theory from Prayag Sangeet Samiti Allahabad. After matriculation joined the premier institute of Dance and music KALAKSHETRA in Chennai for a 4 years full time course in the year 1998.
Kalakshetra's training included Bharatnatyam with Folk dances, theory of Indian classic and Folk dances, Yoga, Carnatic vocal, Languages- English, Tamil, Telugu and sanskrit After Kalakshetra continued her training in Kinkini Dhwani under the tutelage of Guru Smt. Swagata Sen Pillai.
She also received Training in Jazz Contemporary at Ashley Lobo's Dance Worx Continuing further training in Contemporary dance under the able guidance of Guru Sri Santosh Nair.
She Visited London and Whales in a cultural exchange program hosted by the British Council. Mrs. Priyanki recently participated in DID Super Moms and got selected till final 40s. Later got a call for wild card entry as well but couln't join due to personal reasons. She has choreographed for the play IDGAAH performed under the banner Dilli Celebrates during Common Wealth Games & JHANSI KI RANI performed at NSD's children's festival Jashney Bacchpan.
At present, she is working as an HOD of the cultural department of the Venkateshwar International School, Dwarka & also running her institute MUDRA A CREATIVE GESTURE.
Dr. Mohd. Afaque
He is qualified with the degrees of B.A. , M.A , B.Ed, M.Phil and Ph.D in theatre & He endures 14 years experience in theatre line & also associated with National school of drama. Being an Associate director he has directed more than 85 theatre plays and is also designated as voice over artist. He has a book named " Quadsia Zaidi or Hindustani theatre " in his credit. He is currently working under a new written project that has been named as "Urdu ki Khwateen drama Nigar". Besides Mudra, he is also working as drama instructor in G D Salwan public school, Old Rajinder Nagar.
She is the youngest member of our team & holds the designation of co ordinater of Mudra. She is associated with us since last 6 years & working since last 4 years. She is pursuing Bachelors in Mass Communication into her final year. She herself is a National level actor.
Anis Azmi's attachment with theatre continues unabated with heart and soul for the last three decades. He is the founder member of "PRAYAG" an experimental theatre group & has acted in all the plays staged by the prayag , and also acted in a number of T.V. Serials & Teleplays. He translated a number of plays in Urdu. He has written a number of Plays for children like "Allahddin ka chiragh" , "Rakh aur Dhuan", Hindustan Hamara", "Nai Sadi ki Dahleez par" etc staged in Delhi & other areas. Anis Azmi's seven plays are included in N.S.D.'s top children's drama festival i.e. "Jashan-e-Bachpan". He has contributed a number of serious articles on theatre & compiled a bibliography on Urdu Theatre published by urdu academy & NSD.
Chandra Shekhar Sharma
A very talented Theatre and Television Personality Chandra shekhar sharma got his professional training from "Shri Ram Center" Delhi and Chitrabani Film Institute Kolkata. Chandra Worked as Theatre instructor For National Bal Bhawan for 9 Years. An ex faculty member of N.S.D T.I.E Company, Chandra has explored his creativity both as an actor & Director for stage as well as media. He is associated with renowned organizations like Sahitya Kala Parishad, N.S.D TI.E, National Bal Bhawan etc. Chandra works as freelance Director for several media companies and channels like miditech, star news, Doordarshan, ETV , he has Directed several Tele plays , short films , Documentaries,AVs Etc. He has also written some plays , composed songs and directed numerous plays for stage.Chandra has very actively associated with various NGOs , he regularly conducts and Directs Theatre workshop and film workshops for slum kids. Chandra shekhar sharma is a Precious Pearl of our company and holding a Prestigious Position of Director for film and TV Media.
Dr. G R Kanwal
He is the Director of Sumermal jain group of schools. He is also a Delhi Based Urdu Shayar & Ghazal writer. we are associated with him from last 10 years. We are proud to have him as our governing body.
Mohini Mathur is Indian Actoress worked in movies like Little Box Of Sweets, Amu, Maqbool, Makdee, Monsoon Wedding, Hey Ram etc. We are proud to have her as our Governing Body.
Neha Mondal ChakravartyCo Founder
Neha Mondal Chakravarty, is a Bharatanatyam Danseuse who hails from India, is now a familiar name in the Malaysian Arts Scene. Her journey of dance in Malaysia has given her a lot of admiration and recognition for her dance, teaching technique and style. A post-graduate from the renowned instituition,Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai, Neha is known for her technique and precision in Bharatanatyam. Neha has been trained in Kalakshetra under some of the doyens of Bharatanatyam. To name a few, Shri Sheejith Krishna, Professor A Janardhanan , Smt Leela Samson. She has had the fortune to dance alongside the teachers of Kalakshetra, in an all teachers performance. She has also worked closely with Leela Samson and has travelled with her for various Kalakshetra productions. Neha completed her post diploma in Kalakshetra, securing the highest percentage in her practical exam. She has also completed her Sangeet Prabhakar in dance from Prayag Sangit Samiti , Allahabad in 2002. She is a recipient of Scholarship to Young Artists from The Ministry Of culture and Junior Scholarship from National Center for Cultural Resources and Training. An intermediate level, trained Jazz dancer from The Danceworx by Ashley Lobo, Neha is also well versed in the Folk Dances of India and has worked with The Ministry Of Information and Broadcasting, for a period of two years as an A grade Artist. Neha has also served as a Bharatanatyam Teacher at Sangit Bharti in Mandi House, New Delhi.
She has been conferred Yuva Kala Ratna by The Government Of Andhra Pradesh in May 2016 at The World Dance Day.Represented India in Germany for Incredible India ,performed for International festivals abroad, toured France,Thailand with kalakshetra troupe and many prestigious events in India and now in Malaysia,she gives the credit of her journey in dance to Parents ,Family, Gurus and God. After having served for almost 20 years of dancing in India, being in Malaysia was home coming for her. To share her love for dance, she got herself associated with eminent artist here and continues to collaborate with them . With her experience of more than a decade in teaching, performing and choreography, Neha is presently associated with Swara Community Arts Center (http://www.swara.org.my/) and is a freelance perfomer and choreographer.
In Her word "I firmly believe we are here on earth for some purpose, to work towards some goal. This is what karma is and, to me, the medium of fulfilling this purpose is through dance".
THE HINDU – Neha’s clean Bharatanatyam technique caught the Shiva iconographic imagery and brought in the interpretative focus beautifully. LEELA VENKATARAMAN - DUET DANCE FESTIVAL 2011, New Delhi INDIA
AMAR UJALA – Neha’s presentation of the Kalakshetra technique in Bharatanatyam and intense expression representing the different forms of the Goddess was an artistic treat for the viewers.
NCZCC 2007 – Allahabad INDIA
THE MALAY MAIL – A musical extravaganza showcasing eminent artists in the Malaysian Arts scene. Neha Mondal Chakravarty will present Bharatanatyam, who has a vast experience in her field and has received many awards and scholarships.
Initiated into Kathak at the age of three, I never looked back. Trained in Jaipur gharana for over fifteen years under the tutelage of maestro Pt. Rajendra Gangani, have been performing widely for the last several years. Born and brought up in Delhi, my father had a keen interest in performing arts. My first international performance dates back to 2007 in Berlin (Germany) under the ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India. Being all of 18, it gave me an immense boost. This was followed by a number of performances and festivals in India, till I got to cater to international audience again for two consecutive years in 2014 and 15 in various parts of Egypt to represent the nation with a troupe of artists headed by Teamwork Productions, choreographed by the eminent French choreographer Gilles Chuyen. Thereafter visited Russia and China too. Along with several awards, Kathak brought me two prestigious scholarships from CCRT and Kathak Kendra respectively. Having completed Diploma Honours from Kathak Kendra, New Delhi in 2007, I learnt the nuances of Street Jazz from Danceworx, which was followed by a training in Indian contemporary from Sh. Santosh Nair since feb 2013 till date. Recently got a huge opportunity to be a part of the musical 'Mughle Azam', directed by the well known theatre personality Mr. Feroz Abbas Khan.
Being a performer/teacher/choreographer for past several years, I look forward to explore and create as much as I can :)
Sumit Kr. Garg
Santosh Kr. Singh