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Manoj Nair

Born in Bhopal, on 18th December 1973
B.A.(Fine Arts)

His Passion for stage is from childhood. From last Twenty years he is working in theatre. 1991 to 1995 worked in Bharat Bhavan’s Rangmandal then With Shree Habib Tanveer and now working on Mime since eight years. He learned the basics of Bharat Natayam from Shri P.S. Manu and Chaun from L.B.T, Bhopal. He has chosen the Mime art form because it is free from barrier of language. To get deep knowledge about Mime he went to Kolkatta to meet Mr. Jogesh Datta renowned Mime artist of India.

From the desk of director

I have always been impressed by mime. It is indeed an ancient art. It is my sincere effort to establish this art in Bhopal.

I am perfectly influenced by the mime of veteran mime artists like Shri Gopal Dubey and Rajkumar kambale. I was always expected to perform on the various subject related to mime during the workshops conducted by Shri Habib Tanveer and often performed those mime under his guidance. I have tried to present the synthesis of such subjects blended with some imaginary situations and presented in the form of collage.

I have been associated with theatre since past 17 yrs and during this period I felt motivated towards mime. But was faced with the many problems.

Bhopal is blessed with many veteran groups, which belongs to folk art, theatrical, dance drama and have showcased their talents the national and internationals stages. We are also trying to activate the same platform for Pantomime.
All the artist of my group is new to the subjects of mime and I consider it as a novel experiment for myself also. I look forward to perform interesting and entertaining subjects for audience.

I truly believe that a day will come when mime will create its own place among the theatre lovers.

Directed Mime Plays
  • "Parchaiyan" based on various situation (2003)
  • "Aiana" based on Japanese writer Chiomihara(2004)
  • "Jebkatra" based on "Sadat Hasan Manto"(2005)
  • "Third Flag" based on corruption (2006)
  • "Nithari" based child frustration (2007)
  • "Rama" based on Ramayana(2007)
  • "Buddha In Showcase" (2008)
  • "Save Human" (2009)
  • "Old Age Home" (2009)

Directed Plays
  • "Shakuntala" (2012) written by Manoj Nair
  • "Astitva - The Story of Unborned Babies" (2010) written by Dr. D U Pathak
  • "Hai Mera Dil" written by Ranveer Singh
  • "Yudh" (2010) written by Yogesh Triathi
  • "Aksar" (2011) written by Manoj Nair

Directed a collage of poems in Mime form
  • Tana Bana for Vivechana repertory in Jabalpur (2003)
  • Mukti ka Maha Yagya for Madhukali, Bhopal (2004)
  • Kavita Yatra for Sutradhar, Bhopal (2005)
  • Hori Ho Brij Raj for Sutradhar, Bhopal (2008)
  • Antarlaya, Sutradhar, Bhopal (2009)
  • Hamari Saari Duniya, Bhopal (2009)
  • Balgeet (2011)

Mime Workshops
  • N.T.P.C Anta, Rajasthan organized by SPIC-MACAY
  • Various schools of Kota, Rajasthan organized by SPIC-MACAY
  • Jodhapur, Rajasthan by SPIC-MACAY
  • Alwar, Rahasthan by SPIC–MACAY
  • Savay Mansingh School, Jaipur. Rajasthan organized by SPIC-MACAY
  • International Girls college Jaipur, Rajasthan by SPIC-MACAY
  • Suhasani sangh women’s club N.T.P.C Singroli
  • British Library, Bhopal
  • Bal Bhawan, Bhopal
  • Virasat SPIC-MACAY, Delhi
  • Youth mime workshop, Bhopal
  • Raipur, Chattisgarh organized by Naya Theatre
  • Sanskar Valley School, Bhopal
  • National School Of Drama (final year students), Delhi
  • Workshop for children by Cultural Department (2010)
  • State School of Drama, Bhopal
  • Rangkarmi, Kolkata organized by Usha Ganguly
  • Workshop for Sawraj Sanstha

Workshops / Productions (Vocal Drama)
  • Ramayan for N.T.P.C Singroli (2004)
  • Bhagat Singh for N.T.P.C Singroli (2005)
  • Ali Baba for N.T.P.C Singroli (2006)
  • Asha Niketan Dum and Deaf School, Bhopal (2005)
  • Shrishti Devi for Mentally Retarded children Digdarshika,Bhopal(2005)
  • Ramleela for Mentally Retarded children Digdarshika,Bhopal(2004)
  • Theatre workshop D.S.M.R, Digdarshika Bhopal (2004)
  • Theatre Workshop for NTPC "Andher Nagri Chopat Raja" (2009)

Work experience in theatre

Seventeen years of experience in which 500 shows were performed of 30 different productions like Mid Summer Night Dream, Charan Das Chor, Malvikaagnimitram, Lahore, Would Be Gentleman, Jaharilee Hawa, Agra Bazaar, Sarak, Yudh etc. these plays were staged in major cities of India and Germany.

Worked with renowned directors

Shri Habib Tanveer, Shekhar Vaishnavi, Alok chatterji, Irfhan, Saurabh, Gopal dubey, Prabhat Ganguly, Jayant Deshmukh, Robin Das, Jogesh Datta.

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