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SHERNAZ PATEL

Shernaz Patel has been a part of English theatre in India for the past 30 years. Starting with The Diary Of Anne Frank in 1984, she went on to play leading roles in such milestone plays as Letters to My Daughter, Antigone, Nuts, Six Degrees Of Separation and Love Letters. Her recent theatre work includes The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, The God of Carnage, The Glass Menagerie, One On One, Blackbird (META Award for Best Actress, 2010) Molly Sweeney, Breathe In Breathe Out and Class of ’84. Aside from theatre she has also been successfully acting in Indian cinema ever since she worked in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black in 2004 for which she was nominated for numerous awards. Her other films include Guzaarish (Screen Award winner for Best Supporting Actress), Roy, Rockstar, Lamha, O Maria (Goa State Award for Best Actress), Little Zizou, Love Wrinkle Free, The President is Coming and Talaash. She performed in many television shows in the 1980’s and was currently seen on two popular shows on the internet – Bang, Baaja, Baraat and Tripling. A Charles Wallace scholar, she holds a Masters degree in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also an established voiceover with over a 1000 commercials, corporate films, audio books and feature film dubbings to her credit. Also a teacher, from 2013-2016 she headed the Acting Department at India’s premiere film school, Whistling Woods International. She conducts specialised workshops privately as well as for corporate companies and theatre/film institutions.

SHERNAZ PATEL

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Shernaz Patel has been a part of English theatre in India for the past 30 years. Starting with The Diary Of Anne Frank in 1984, she went on to play leading roles in such milestone plays as Letters to My Daughter, Antigone, Nuts, Six Degrees Of Separation and Love Letters. Her recent theatre work includes The Siddhus of Upper Juhu, The God of Carnage, The Glass Menagerie, One On One, Blackbird (META Award for Best Actress, 2010) Molly Sweeney, Breathe In Breathe Out and Class of ’84. Aside from theatre she has also been successfully acting in Indian cinema ever since she worked in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black in 2004 for which she was nominated for numerous awards. Her other films include Guzaarish (Screen Award winner for Best Supporting Actress), Roy, Rockstar, Lamha, O Maria (Goa State Award for Best Actress), Little Zizou, Love Wrinkle Free, The President is Coming and Talaash. She performed in many television shows in the 1980’s and was currently seen on two popular shows on the internet – Bang, Baaja, Baraat and Tripling. A Charles Wallace scholar, she holds a Masters degree in Acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She is also an established voiceover with over a 1000 commercials, corporate films, audio books and feature film dubbings to her credit. Also a teacher, from 2013-2016 she headed the Acting Department at India’s premiere film school, Whistling Woods International. She conducts specialised workshops privately as well as for corporate companies and theatre/film institutions.

RAJIT KAPUR

Rajit’s debut was back in 1978 as “Puck” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After this, followed a series of assorted characters in plays that include The Glass Menagerie, The Diary of Anne Frank, Broadway Bound, Nuts and Larins Sahib. He has also acted in Are There Tigers in the Congo?, Love Letters, Gaslight, Six Degrees Of Separation, Jameela Bai Kalali, Class Of ‘84, Pune Highway, Me, Kash And Cruise, The Djinns Of Eidgah, One On One, Girish Karnad’s Flowers (solo performance), A Walk In The Woods, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu and Twelve Angry Jurors. Rajit also donned the director’s hat for The Wisest Fool On Earth, Epilogue, Mahua, The Glass Menagerie and most recently Naqqaash.

His television breakthrough came with a role in the teleserial Ghar Jamai in 1986. His popularity increased when he essayed the title role in Byomkesh Bakshi, directed by Basu Chatterjee in 1992. His other television experience includes Yugantar, Junoon, Duniya & Kshitij Yeh Nahin and Samvidhaan – The Making of the Constitution. His silver screen debut was in Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, directed by Shyam Benegal in 1993. This was followed by Mammo (Hindi), Charachar (Bengali), Limited Manuski (Marathi). His other film credits include Ghulam, Well Done Abba, Yeh Mera India, Guzaarish, Shaitan, Ki & Ka and Baar Baar Dekho. Upcoming releases include Do Paise ki Dhoop Chaar Aane Ki Baarish, The Threshold, Reloaded, Begum Jaan and Phir Se. His commitment and prowess was acknowledged when he essayed the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Shyam Benegal’s The Making of the Mahatma for which he received the National Award for Best Actor in 1995. He followed that up by winning the Kerala State Award for Best Actor in 1998 for his Malayalam film debut Agnisakshi. In 2010 he won the Best Actor award at the Imagine India Film Festival, Spain for Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish. He has also won Best Actor Award in Indian Film Festival – New York 2016 for The Threshold.

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RAJIT KAPUR

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Rajit’s debut was back in 1978 as “Puck” in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. After this, followed a series of assorted characters in plays that include The Glass Menagerie, The Diary of Anne Frank, Broadway Bound, Nuts and Larins Sahib. He has also acted in Are There Tigers in the Congo?, Love Letters, Gaslight, Six Degrees Of Separation, Jameela Bai Kalali, Class Of ‘84, Pune Highway, Me, Kash And Cruise, The Djinns Of Eidgah, One On One, Girish Karnad’s Flowers (solo performance), A Walk In The Woods, The Siddhus of Upper Juhu and Twelve Angry Jurors. Rajit also donned the director’s hat for The Wisest Fool On Earth, Epilogue, Mahua, The Glass Menagerie and most recently Naqqaash.

His television breakthrough came with a role in the teleserial Ghar Jamai in 1986. His popularity increased when he essayed the title role in Byomkesh Bakshi, directed by Basu Chatterjee in 1992. His other television experience includes Yugantar, Junoon, Duniya & Kshitij Yeh Nahin and Samvidhaan – The Making of the Constitution. His silver screen debut was in Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, directed by Shyam Benegal in 1993. This was followed by Mammo (Hindi), Charachar (Bengali), Limited Manuski (Marathi). His other film credits include Ghulam, Well Done Abba, Yeh Mera India, Guzaarish, Shaitan, Ki & Ka and Baar Baar Dekho. Upcoming releases include Do Paise ki Dhoop Chaar Aane Ki Baarish, The Threshold, Reloaded, Begum Jaan and Phir Se. His commitment and prowess was acknowledged when he essayed the role of Mahatma Gandhi in Shyam Benegal’s The Making of the Mahatma for which he received the National Award for Best Actor in 1995. He followed that up by winning the Kerala State Award for Best Actor in 1998 for his Malayalam film debut Agnisakshi. In 2010 he won the Best Actor award at the Imagine India Film Festival, Spain for Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish. He has also won Best Actor Award in Indian Film Festival – New York 2016 for The Threshold.

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RAHUL DA CUNHA

Rahul daCunha began his theatre career in 1984, directing Tom Topor’s courtroom drama Nuts. In 1991, his production of Gurcharan Das’s Larins Sahib, was the first Indian play to be staged at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. In 1996, he Indianised and adapted Herb Gardner’s I’m Not Rappaport – calling  it I’m Not Bajirao, he cast Boman Irani and Sudhir Joshi, directing it to over 200 performances, ushering a new language called Hinglish into the Indian English theatre. In 2000, he directed the magnum opus Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2002, he started writing his own plays – his Class Of ‘84 (2003), traces his years at St. Xaviers College; his Pune Highway (2004) challenges the bonds of friendship in a severe crisis prompting The Independent, London’s writer Yasmin Alibhai Brown to say ‘The crude pared down English lacks compassion and becomes a metaphor for a India’s thoughtless globalisation – it is as powerful and challenging as Pinter’s early work or Look Back In Anger must have been in 1956″; his Me, Kash & Cruise (2008), reflects on 22 years of a changing Bombay. He is currently working on an original musical titled #SingIndiaSing. His advertising agency DaCunha Communications creates the famed Amul topical campaign.

RAHUL DA CUNHA

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Rahul daCunha began his theatre career in 1984, directing Tom Topor’s courtroom drama Nuts. In 1991, his production of Gurcharan Das’s Larins Sahib, was the first Indian play to be staged at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival. In 1996, he Indianised and adapted Herb Gardner’s I’m Not Rappaport – calling  it I’m Not Bajirao, he cast Boman Irani and Sudhir Joshi, directing it to over 200 performances, ushering a new language called Hinglish into the Indian English theatre. In 2000, he directed the magnum opus Jesus Christ Superstar. In 2002, he started writing his own plays – his Class Of ‘84 (2003), traces his years at St. Xaviers College; his Pune Highway (2004) challenges the bonds of friendship in a severe crisis prompting The Independent, London’s writer Yasmin Alibhai Brown to say ‘The crude pared down English lacks compassion and becomes a metaphor for a India’s thoughtless globalisation – it is as powerful and challenging as Pinter’s early work or Look Back In Anger must have been in 1956″; his Me, Kash & Cruise (2008), reflects on 22 years of a changing Bombay. He is currently working on an original musical titled #SingIndiaSing. His advertising agency DaCunha Communications creates the famed Amul topical campaign.

THE RAGE TEAM

  • Production Controller: Ayaz Ansari
  • Administration: Pratibha Sinai
  • Finance: Shabbir Baggasarwala
  • Media Co-ordination: Gopi Bagai
  • Social Media Content: Kalpak Bhave
  • Office Staff: Mahesh Sharma, Rupesh Berde, Mukund Bhadgaonkar