Arvind Gaur

Arvind Gaur

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Arvind Gaur Profile

  • Name:
  • Arvind Gaur
  • Born:
  • February 2, 1963
  • Born / Home Town:
  • Delhi
  • Father:
  • Shiva Nandan Sharma

Arvind Gaur Biography

Arvind Gaur is a versatile theatre director of present times. He is also known as an actor trainer, social activist, street theatre worker and story teller. He is well known for his directing innovative, socially and politically relevant subjects. His plays are contemporary and thought-provoking. Gaur was the recipient of a research fellowship awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (1997–98). Arvind is the leader of Asmita, Delhi's "most prolific theatre group". He has directed more than 60 stage plays over two decades.


He was born on 2 February 1963 in Delhi. His father Shiva Nandan Sharma was a mathematics scholar. He has 4 siblings. His wife Sangeeta Gaur is a noted vocalist and musician. His schooling was done from Model School, Vivek Vihar in Delhi. Then he pursued engineering in Electronic Communication. Then he joined the Delhi Public Library drama group where he acted and directed plays. As a social service, he also conducted theatre workshops for slum kids and industrial labourers. His first street play was with Zakir Hussein College, called Videshi Aya which was staged in about 200 schools.


His desire to express led him to journalism and worked with the Navbharat Times newspaper as culture columnist for 4 years. He then shifted to Press Trust of India, where he was associated with research and programming. After two years, he completely switched over to theatre. Arvind's debut play was Bhisham Sahni's Hanoosh. Tughlaq, Andha Yug, Caligula and Julius Caesar were his most successful plays in the first phase of his career. He has been associated with Lushin Dubey in all her theatre productions. His play Tughlaq was selected as "The best play of the year 1994" by Sahitya Kala Parishad.

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Updated: March 01, 2014

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