Director In-Charge, NSD - Prof. Suresh Sharma

Born in 1959, Prof. Suresh Sharma completed his education in Lucknow. In 1982,he got his diploma in dramatics from Bhartendu Natya Academy,Lucknow. In 1985 he graduated from National School of Drama, New Delhi with specialization in acting. Soon afterwards he joined ‘Sambhav’, a Delhi based theatre group, and acted in many of its prestigious productions.

In 1987-88 he established the first non-governmental theatrerepertory in Mandi a district of Himachal Pradesh. From 1996-98 for a period of two years he worked as Artistic Director of Sri Ram Centre for Performing Arts, Delhi. In the yaer 1998 he established the first non–governmental Residential Theatre Academy in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

Prof. Sharma has been felicitated by Sahitya Kala Parishad for his acting skill. In 1988-89 Sangeet Natak Academy awarded Mohana a play written and directed by Prof. Sharma as the best play under their ‘Young Director’s Scheme’. Prof. Sharma has acted in more than thirty plays with various directors and has experience of working with almost all the eminent directors of India.

Besides directing many playsProf. Sharma has also done the very first Hindi translation of the book Stanislavsky Systemunder the title ‘Stanislavsky ke Abhinay Siddhant’.

Prof. Sharma joined National School of Drama in August 1999 as Chief of the NSD Repertory Company and is presently Director In-charge of the School.