Theatre artists are the biggest prides of any country and right from their brilliant training to the exemplary performances on stage, they are the gems of society. India has some of the finest theatre artists of all times who have put up some of the best shows for their audiences till date.
Here are the Top 10 theatre artists who are making Indian theatre a treat to watch:
1.Girish Karnad– A connoisseur in the Indian theatre, he is famous for his plays including Hayavadana,Tughlaq, Nagamandala and many more. Girish Karnad was conferred the Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan, and has won four Filmfare Awards.
2.Rahul Da Cunha– He is the artist behind the famous Amul Girl, the mascot for the amul brand, who deals with advertising, theatre and travel.
3.Naseeruddin Shah– Naseeruddin Shah is one of the most epic gems of the Indian Cinema who started his own theatre company Motley Theatre. He has been honoured with the Padma Shri and the Padma Bhushan awards for his contributions to Indian cinema. Some of his most memorable movies are Nishant, Aakrosh, Sparsh, Junoon, Mandi, Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho!, Katha, and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro.
4.Dolly Thakore– She is the real queen of Theatre royalty in India who has won many hearts as a casting director, TV presenter, communications and PR expert, besides being a theatre artist, and is a true multi-faceted woman. Some of the plays she has acted in which gained tremendous fame are Tennessee Williams’ Streetcar Named Desire, Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
5.Makarand Deshpande– Makarand Deshpande has been one of the most renowned theatre artists who has appeared in films like Jungle, Sarfarosh, Swades, Makdee, and Darna Zaroori Hai etc. He runs his own theatre company called Ansh Theatre.