Centre Director NSD, Sikkim - BIPIN KUMAR
Alumnus of National School of Drama, Bipin Kumar has directed approximately 30 plays in various Indian languages with theatre groups & corporate sectors in India. His major directorial works include 'Yayati',;Pagla Ghoda’, '‘Ashad Ka Ek Din’, ‘Biyaban Mein Ugtey Kinshuk’, 'Hamlet' in Chhotanagpuri & in Nepali, ‘Ek Tha Gadha’, 'Sabhya Sanp' in Bengali, 'Trishanku’, ‘The Fan’, ‘Jati Hi Puchho Sadhu ki', 'The Lower Depths’, 'Sidhartha Gautam Dekhi Buddha Samma Ek Yatra’ in Nepali, 'Us Raat Ke Baad’, ‘Shakuntala’, ‘Chakra Ek Mahayatra' in Nepali, 'Garbo','Hum Hi Apna Aap' in Nepali, 'Rajkumar Namgyal’ in Nepali, ‘A Love Story 1950’ in Nepali, 'Taj Mahal Ka Tender’, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in multi language etc.
His teaching experience spans almost 15 years and he has conducted several theatre workshops in different states of India including Sikkim, Jharkhand, Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal & Madhya Pradesh, organised by National School of Drama, Sangeet Natak Academy & Kshitij Theatre Group in Collaboration with Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
Formed Kshitij Theatre Group (Repertory Company) at Delhi in 1988 and is the founder member of Yuva Rang Manch, Ranchi, Jharkhand from 1981. Mr. Kumar was the Board Member of School of Performing and Visual Arts at IGNOU, New Delhi from 2012 to 2014. He has been visiting faculty of Drama Department, Ranchi University and Raja Mansingh Tomer Music & Arts University, AE Cey a He has received the Jharkhand State Award for Acting in the year 2016. In 2017, he was felicitated by “Sikkim Kalakar Sangh” for the immense contribution in promoting Theatre in Sikkim. He was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Direction in 2016.
In addition, he has produced films, Serials, documentaries and educational films for Ministry of Culture & Doordarshan under the banner of Kshitij Theatre Group and Bharti Productions. He was Co-Producer of a 3 hour long film 'Kaala Heera’ for Zee T. V. which was telecast in Jan. 2001 under special time slot. The film was based on Chasnala Coal Mine Disaster. Also co-produced a comedy serial of 13 episodes titled 'Gadbad Ghotala' for DD-1, was telecast in1995. Presently, working as the Centre Director at National School of Drama, Sikkim Theatre Training Centre, Gangtok.