Conceiver and Performer
Actor (since 1995), Architect (since 2001) – a recipient of the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan YuvaPuruskar 2013-14, The Telegraph SHE Awards 2019 and Shyamal Sen Smriti Puraskar 2007 for her theatre acting - has worked with directors like Habib Tanveer, Shyamanand Jalan, Rajinder Nath, Alyque Padamsee, Wlodzimierz Staniewski, Suman Mukhopadhyay, Vinay Sharma, Vikarm Iyengar, Purva Naresh – to name some. She received extensive theatre training from Late Shyamanand Jalan (2003-’10). She continues to learn the craft of acting & theatre-making under Vinay Sharma, 2006 onwards. Formerly, she was, Padatik Theatre Executive Co-director (2010 – ’16) & Core-group member/actor with Ranan Performance Collective (2002 – ’13). An actor with Padatik Theatre Kolkata since 2002, she is currently Director-Programmes.
She has acted on screen for directors like Seema Pahwa, Prasoon Pandey, Aparna Sen, Bishnu D.Haldar, Anupam Misra, Kamlesh Soni, Vijay Veeraml & Marcel Odenbach.
As an architect – a recipient of the Nagpur University Gold Medal (2001) for Bachelors in Architecture, graduating from LAD and SRP College for Women (Nagpur), Anubha interned at Ar. Balkrishna V Doshi’s SANGATH (Ahmedabad) and after graduating she worked under Ar. Dulal Mukherjee (Kolkata) for a brief period of time till 2002. Practicing independently thereafter, Anubha was also an in-house consultant architect with a real estate firm in Kolkata from 2003 to 2011. She has been a visiting faculty for Design at the Architecture Dept. at Jadavpur University. Since 2011 she has been running her own design studio, now in association with Ar Richa Bose – currently working on projects which include performing arts centres, residences, cafes, clinic/wellness centres amongst others – in various cities. Their design studio has received recognitions for green practices.
Writer and Director
Dr. Asijit Datta is currently working as Assistant Professor and Head of English at The Heritage College, under Calcutta University. He has also taught at Presidency University, Vidyasagar University, Ramakrishna Mission, Narendrapur, and Bethune College. He completed his Masters in English from Presidency College in 2009. He received his PhD from the Dept. of Film Studies, Jadavpur University in 2017. His academic interests pertain to Posthumanism, Beckett Studies, Modern European Theatre, World Cinema, and Psychoanalysis. He has written and directed critically acclaimed and award winning plays like 'Chairs', 'My Life As I', 'The Fortress of Men', 'Jantob'. He also has multiple academic papers published on Beckett, Disability studies and Film criticism in reputed books, and national and international journals.
Visual Artist and filmmaker
A Visual Artist and filmmaker having loved traveling and exploring landscapes through his films on nature and humans’ intangible relationship, took his debut feature Jahnabi - a personification of a river as a woman across the globe. His experimental works on image making in films have earned critical acclaim from many renowned and reputable artists. His work in progress project is based on a true story of a Colourblind girl settled at a coastal village of Bengal. He also works with commissioned and independent artists from various countries on a regular basis. His documentary photographic series on Calcutta has won many accolades. Having also known as a sound Photographer and Poet in the literary circle of his home city and state, Anirban composes his narratives through various expressions and artistic mediums. Anirban Dutta has been working as a documentary photographer since early 2014. Since then while assisting some of the best filmmakers and visual artists, he developed his interests furthermore in innovative image making and experimental cinema. Cinema came as an obvious passion and responsibility at the same time, when there is so much to tell. Moving poetic images driven by realism and naturalism of our lives have been his primary interest in filmmaking. His first film Jahnabi - personifying a woman as a river won many critical acclaim. Besides working on his second feature film "Colours - a dream of a Colourblind" he has been working on various commissioned projects of photography, visual art, experimental films, poetry et al.