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Interview of Vinay Sharma

Prof. Sreetanwi Chakraborty

Vinay Sharma is an actor, director, and a writer who started his career in Padatik theatre based in Calcutta since 1981. His imaginative and creative thoughts were amply portrayed in major plays and he received critical appreciations for playing some major roles under well-known directors like Shyamanand Jalan, Rodney Marriot, and Usha Ganguly. His production of ‘Atmakatha’ starring Kulbhushan Kharbanda featured at the 8th Theatre Olympics. ‘Ho sakta hai’, ‘Do Aadmi Do Kursiyaan’, ‘Camera Obscuras’, ‘Yahan’ and ‘Yawah Goi’ are some of the prominent plays written by Sharma. Apart from that, he has also performed the monologue ‘Mark Twain: Live in Bombay’ written by the Canadian playwright Gabriel Emmanuel in 2018 and it was shortlisted for the TLM New Writing Award 2006 and The Bridport Poetry Prize 2017. Known for his consummate craftsmanship, innovative stage presence and growing contribution to Indian theatre, Sharma is definitely one of the most-recognized names not just in Kolkata, but also worldwide. His interview with Prof. Sreetanwi Chakraborty follows thus:

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