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Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui was recently seen in the Netflix film Serious Men.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Yes, I have done films just for money and I will do so in future as well

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:09 PM IST
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui talks about why he has no qualms about taking up the occasional masala potboiler.
When Alkazi initiated his own Theatre Unit in 1954, he began to revolutionise Indian theatre.(Gajanan Nirphale)
When Alkazi initiated his own Theatre Unit in 1954, he began to revolutionise Indian theatre.(Gajanan Nirphale)

Ebrahim Alkazi: Colossus of modern theatre and arts in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 04:09 PM IST
A master of contemporary Indian theatre and one of the best post independence directors. He had directed over 50 plays which includes Tughlaq, Ashadh Ka Ek Din, Andha Yug and more.
A scene from the play Pehla Satyagrahi, which is all set to mark the return of live theatre performances in Delhi’s Mandi House.
A scene from the play Pehla Satyagrahi, which is all set to mark the return of live theatre performances in Delhi’s Mandi House.

Gandhi Jayanti: Drama returns to Delhi’s stage with Bapu’s footsteps

Hindustan Times | By Henna Rakheja, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 04:39 PM IST
National School of Drama is all set to stage its first performance since Covid-19 lockdown, and the play shall mark Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary.
Paresh Rawal has been in the film industry for more than three decades and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994(PTI)
Paresh Rawal has been in the film industry for more than three decades and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious National Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994(PTI)

Paresh Rawal, ex-BJP MP, appointed chief of National School of Drama

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Paresh Rawal will be the chairperson of the National School of Drama for the next four years.
Paresh Rawal has been appointed as the chief of the National School of Drama.
Paresh Rawal has been appointed as the chief of the National School of Drama.

Paresh Rawal appointed as chief of National School of Drama

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 04:19 PM IST
National Award-winning actor Paresh Rawal has been appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind as the chief of the National School of Drama.
Manohar Singh as Tughlaq, a rare photograph by Ebrahim Alkazi.
Manohar Singh as Tughlaq, a rare photograph by Ebrahim Alkazi.

Roundabout: ‘Our revels now are ended’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Nirupama Dutt
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Artistes recall Girish Karnad’s play Tughlaq, which was staged in Delhi with the grand Purana Qila as a backdrop by Ebrahim Alkazi with his student Manohar Singh reliving the role in all its intensity
Ebrahim Alkazi was the director of National School of Drama for almost 15 years.
Ebrahim Alkazi was the director of National School of Drama for almost 15 years.

Ebrahim Alkazi: A guru who was a father figure, say NSD alumni

Hindustan Times | By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 13, 2020 01:19 AM IST
The legend Ebrahim Alkazi who recently passed away at the age of 94 was like a guru and a father to the alumni of National School of Drama, Delhi.
31 January 1994 -EBRAHIM ALKAZI. HT ARCHIVE
31 January 1994 -EBRAHIM ALKAZI. HT ARCHIVE

Alkazi: A guiding light of theatre in India

Hindustan Times | By Zara Murao & Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2020 03:03 PM IST
Teacher. Director. Idol. Man with a fiery temper. These are the facets we know. Days after his passing, we spoke to former students for a more intimate take on the trailblazing former head of the NSD.
Alkazi died in his Delhi home on Tuesday at the age of 95
Alkazi died in his Delhi home on Tuesday at the age of 95

Alkazi revolutionised theatre, brought regional languages to NSD

Mumbai | By Vanessa Viegas, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 04:04 AM IST
Initially in Bombay and later in Delhi, Alkazi — who died in his Delhi home on Tuesday, aged 95 — developed a reputation as a director who brought a new sense of realism and modernism to Indian drama.
National School of Drama. (HT file)
National School of Drama. (HT file)

NSD curates webinar series amid lockdown, check details

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Focussing not only on theatre history and criticism, but also hands-on training through the digital medium, several series of lectures, master classes, interaction with theatre personalities and other arts has been planned from May 10 to May 17.
Babil Khan shared memories and rare photographs of Irrfan Khan.
Babil Khan shared memories and rare photographs of Irrfan Khan.

Irrfan Khan’s son Babil pays tribute to actor with rare photos from his National School of Drama days. See them here

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Babil Khan took to Instagram to share priceless photographs of his father Irrfan Khan during his National School of Drama days. Irrfan died on April 29 after a 2-year battle with neuroendocrine tumour.
Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.(AP)
Irrfan Khan passed away on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer.(AP)

Irrfan Khan’s brother gets emotional: ‘Bhaijaan couldn’t make it for burial of our mother, has gone up to meet her’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2020 09:34 AM IST
Irrfan Khan’s immediate family is devastated by the twin tragedy that has fallen on them. His brother Imran believes that the actor has gone to meet their mother who died a few days before him.
Irrfan Khan lied to his family to go to the National School of Drama.
Irrfan Khan lied to his family to go to the National School of Drama.

RIP Irrfan Khan: Did you know he lied to his parents and NSD to become an actor?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2020 05:55 PM IST
Irrfan Khan, who died on Wednesday at the age of 53, had hoodwinked his parents and the National School of Drama to fulfil his acting dreams.
Manoj Bajpayee in a still from The Family Man.
Manoj Bajpayee in a still from The Family Man.

Manoj Bajpayee turns 51: Did you know he was rejected by National School of Drama thrice before remarkable turnaround?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 12:56 PM IST
Manoj Bajpayee has come a long way since he was turned down by the National School of Drama not once but thrice.
Barry John is honoured with The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (more popularly known as the META), Lifetime Achievement award in 2020.(HT Photo)
Barry John is honoured with The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (more popularly known as the META), Lifetime Achievement award in 2020.(HT Photo)

Barry John wins major theatre award

Hindustan Times | By Paramita Ghosh
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Lifetime Achievement award to be given to Shah Rukh Khan’s theatre guru
A still from the play Gittu Bittu
A still from the play Gittu Bittu

A message to kids

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Gittu Bittu, a play, talks to children about the difference between good touch and bad touch
Ila Arun at the annual theatre festival, Bharat Rang Mahotsav at National School of Drama, New Delhi.(Photo: Gokul V Shine/HT)
Ila Arun at the annual theatre festival, Bharat Rang Mahotsav at National School of Drama, New Delhi.(Photo: Gokul V Shine/HT)

I give credits to Delhi for my journey: Ila Arun

By Ruchika Garg, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 20, 2020 05:07 PM IST
The actor-singer recalls being part of R-Day parade in 70’s and how E Alkazi chiselled her craft
NSD invites application for diploma course in Dramatic Arts. (Screengrab)
NSD invites application for diploma course in Dramatic Arts. (Screengrab)

NSD admission 2020: Apply for 3-year diploma course in Dramatic Arts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2020 03:28 PM IST
The course is a full-time residential one and aims to train students to become professionals in the area of acting, design, direction and other theatre-related disciplines.
Swanand Kirkire now wants to realise his dream of turning filmmaker(Aalok Soni)
Swanand Kirkire now wants to realise his dream of turning filmmaker(Aalok Soni)

Swanand Kirkire: The everything man!

Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 10:59 PM IST
The two-time National Award-winning lyricist, singer and actor, has not let his dream come in the way of the opportunities life has thrown his way
National School of Drama.(HT file)
National School of Drama.(HT file)

With more centres, National School of Drama plans to light up stages across India

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 02:17 PM IST
Suresh Sharma, Director-in-Charge, NSD believes that these centres should not be ‘regional’ in essence, but in fact operate on the lines of IITs and IIMs.
National School of Drama.(HT file)
National School of Drama.(HT file)

National School of Drama’s ‘Bal Sangam’ to provide platform to children

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 06, 2019 08:35 PM IST
An outreach programme of ‘Sanskaar Rang Toli’ (Theatre-in-Education Company), Bal Sangam is held every alternate year and brings forth the heritage and legacy of art forms that are presented by children belonging to traditional performing families.
The project also includes an installation of avant-garde art [experimental, non-traditional art]at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, renovations of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi and its branches in Bengaluru and Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
The project also includes an installation of avant-garde art [experimental, non-traditional art]at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, renovations of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi and its branches in Bengaluru and Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)

Centre looks to overhaul museums, several renovated structures will be open to public

New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2019 12:04 AM IST
The project also includes an installation of avant-garde art [experimental, non-traditional art]at Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, renovations of the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) in Delhi and its branches in Bengaluru and Mumbai.

Once you are on stage, there is no looking back: Annup Sonii

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Gayathri Menon
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2019 04:39 PM IST
Actor Annup Sonii on his upcoming play, Ballygunge 1990, that deals with love, betrayal and revenge.
Amruta Subhash is powerful and understated as intelligence agent Kusum Devi Yadav in Sacred Games 2.(Zishaan A Latif / Netflix)
Amruta Subhash is powerful and understated as intelligence agent Kusum Devi Yadav in Sacred Games 2.(Zishaan A Latif / Netflix)

I was inspired by a chameleon: Amruta Subhash on her role in Sacred Games 2

Hindustan Times | By Madhusree Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2019 05:00 PM IST
The actor talks about prepping, playing an older woman (in Gully Boy), and how she wishes she had more time.

A new ray of hope for regional writers

Mumbai | By Sanskrita Bharadwaj
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2019 05:33 PM IST
Actors Rasika Agashe and Zeeshan Aayub, are the brainchild behind Sanhita Manch, that allows writers the chance to convert their stories into plays.
Actors rehearsing at the garden at central Delhi’s Mandi House traffic circle.(HT Photo)
Actors rehearsing at the garden at central Delhi’s Mandi House traffic circle.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: The capital’s most open theatre

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 03:03 PM IST
The traffic circle at Delhi’s Mandi House as the actors’ stage
National School of Drama(HT File)
National School of Drama(HT File)

NSD Convocation: National School of Drama awards diplomas to alumni of past 10 years

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2019 02:30 PM IST
NSD, one of the most sought-after theatre schools in India, awarded 237 diplomas after completion of a 3-year course between 2010 and 2019.
Gopal Dutt is known for films such as Tere Naam, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and Love Per Square Foot.
Gopal Dutt is known for films such as Tere Naam, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and Love Per Square Foot.

Gopal Dutt: From the chemistry lab to the screen

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Naina Arora
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2019 02:23 PM IST
Gopal Dutt recalls coming to Delhi from Nainital for a performance and a subsequent first tryst with the National School.
Gopal Datt is known for his roles in films such as Tere Naam, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and Love Per Square Foot.
Gopal Datt is known for his roles in films such as Tere Naam, Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai and Love Per Square Foot.

Gopal Datt: From a science undergraduate to actor, all thanks to Delhi

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 11:11 AM IST
Actor Gopal Datt, shares his journey from performing theatre in his home town Nainital to studying at National School of Drama in Delhi, and his wish to play dark roles.
When Neena Gupta was a student at the National School of Drama.
When Neena Gupta was a student at the National School of Drama.

Neena Gupta shares throwback pics from NSD days, can you recognise these veteran actors?

By ANI
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 03:19 PM IST
Neena Gupta, who passed from the NSD in 1980, put up pictures of Anupam Kher, Zeenat Khan, Alok Nath, Anuu Kapoor, SK Kaushik, Pankaj Kapoor, and Sushmita Mukherjee.
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