Dheer Hira works as an actor, writer & director. He is currently assisting Mahesh Dattani on a play, as well as acting in Adrak, a Hindi play. He is a part of Na Aage Haath Na Pichhe Pagaah, a poetry and dramatic reading initiative by playwright Ramu Ramanathan.
Since graduating from the DSM, Gaurangi is working with playwright Ramu Ramanathan. She is also acting in a play titled Crumpled: A Compilation of Imperfect Love Stories and is a part of Na Aage Haath Na Pichhe Pagaah, a poetry and dramatic initiative led by Ramu Ramanathan.
After the DSM, Kaustav has been on a roll. He has worked with Barefoot! Productions in an ensemble play. He also did a play called Still and Still Moving, along with Beyond Bollywood, a bollywood musical. Currently Kaustav is acting in two plays, Oddbird Theatre’s Futureproof, and 50 Words.
He has also performed shows with Cueless Improv, the only improvisation group in Delhi. And has carried out workshops on ‘Theatre Aesthetics and Voice study’ for school children, in Delhi and Kolkata.
Niharika started her theatre journey working with Yatrik, The Third Space Collective and Tadpole Repertory in Delhi. Recently, she was widely appreciated for her performance in the Prosit Roy and Avinash Arun directed Paatal Lok (2020) where she plays Sara Matthews, a young journalist. She also played Urmi in Music Teacher (2019), directed by Sarthak Dasgupta for Netflix. Her portrayal of Pearl in the webseries Pushpavalli on Amazon Prime Video created by Sumukhi Suresh and directed by Debbie Rao, also garnered many positive reviews. Apart from her career on screen, Niharika is part of many ongoing theatre productions. Some of these include Chuhal written and directed by Manav Kaul; 07/07/07 directed by Faezeh Jalali; Lullaby Stranger a Choral Theatre experience directed by Sujay Saple and conducted by Salome Rebello; and A Fistful of Rupees directed by Shiv Tandan. Niharica also devised and performed in the Black Box Okhla production For the Record directed by Nikhil Mehta which was later nominated for Best Play and Best Original Script at the 2020 META theatre awards.
After graduating from the DSM, Nitika has been journeying on a very unique path. She is an important part of a theatre group, Darwesh, that explores historical reenactments in the spaces in which they happened. She was a part of Ravula, which looks at the mythological figure Ravan.
Nitika is part of a project, Shahjahan’s Daughters, which is a heritage walk in the tomb of Roshanara Begum. The walk/play gives an insight into Emperor Shah Jahan’s court through dialogue between his daughters Jahanara Begum and Roshanara Begum and storytelling.
Rushab is from Mumbai; studied science in college; worked professionally as an event manager, web designer, assistant producer and a dancer. He is currently a theatre actor. He practices in Hindi, English, Gujarati and Marathi.
After graduating from the Dsm he has worked as an actor with Vikram Phukan, Rasika Aghashe, Manoj shah, Ashish Joshi, Yalgaar, Sujay Saple, Kanupriya Pandit, Atul Kumar, Jaroslaw Siejkowski, Mahesh dattani, Yuki ellias, Satchit puranik, Reshma shetty and Equinox films; has directed a play for the Playpen performing arts.
Apart from acting, he likes to travel across places, cultures and traditions; and he also repeatedly makes efforts to learn a new language.
Sagar Bhoir comes from a town called Wada in Maharashtra.
Post his training at the DSM, he performed in Goshtarang (a children’s storytelling project that aims at taking theatre to local village schools) with Geetanjali Kulkarni’s venture Tarapa. Most recently, he has been working on the production ‘Deewar’ under prominent theatre director Sunil Shanbag.
He is also working with Clown Without Borders, Sweden in their current production ‘Shakuntalam – A Clown Trio’ under the direction of Rupesh Tilu and continues to make theatre with his colleagues from the Drama School Mumbai.
Sanket Kadam is an actor. He has graduated in computer engineering and have a post-graduate diploma in acting and theater-making from the Drama School Mumbai.
As an actor, he has been part of many plays like Bahot Bada Sawaal Written by Mohan Rakesh and Directed by Shashi Chaturvedi; This Is All There Is When There Is All This by The Company Theatre, directed by Sujay Saple and Salome Rebello; Detective 9-2-11 directed by Atul Kumar. He has also worked on corporate shows with Future Group India and Citibank, a few short films, and ads.
He has pursued physical theatre and attended a lot of acting workshops as well. He is pursuing screen work and has been honing his craft and skills on as many level as possible.
He has been doing scene work with Artist’s Collective and learnig new skills. My hobbies are reading, watching films, physical training and swimming.
After graduating from DSM, Shreeram went on to train at Goshtarang under Geetanjali Kulkarni’s QUEST initiative. With Goshtarang, Shreeram toured schools across rural Maharashtra performing stories for young learners. He then went on to train in Yakshagana and collaborate with fellow alumni to devise the play Krishn Snadhaan. Shreeram acted with director Shibu Sable on a short film called Karm. Currently, he works with Clowns Without Borders, Sweden and is touring with Rednose Entertainment’s Shakuntalam – A clown trio, directed by Rupesh Tillu.
Shubhankar graduated from the DSM in 2016. Since then he has made quite a mark for himself in the Marathi film and television industry. He played the lead character on the TV serial ‘Freshers’ on Zee Yuva, along with other cameos in the past few years.
He is now awaiting his debut film as lead actor ‘Kaagar’ directed by National Award winner, Makarand Mane.
Shubhankar has also worked in several Hindi and Marathi plays and continues to stay active within the theatre industry.
Trinetra tiwari is a theatre Actor/ Writer/Director. He graduated from Delhi University and trained in acting and theatre making from the Drama School Mumbai. He started his theatre journey by doing folk plays in Rajasthan. He is now working in Mumbai for the past 3 years.
He has worked as an actor under the direction of Aniruddha Khutwad, Atul Kumar, Sujay Saple, Amey Mehta, Sheena Khalid, Abhinav Grover.
He has also written and performed small pieces like ‘Mridula’ and ‘Pehli Shaadi’. He has written and co-directed ‘Ulatbaansi’ and co directed ‘Adrak’. He has been associated with children’s theatre.
Vaishnavi started a Theatre Company, named BeTaal with Abhinav Grover, another alumnus of the DSM, after graduating from the school.
Under Betaal, they have done plays – Paanchvaali, Chenda, Rushomon, Krishna Sandhan and Raamji Aayenge. Out of which Paanchvali and Chenda were selected and performed at Thespo18 and Krishna Sandhan was performed at Prithvi theatre.
Their recent work Tughlaq by Girish Karnad got selected for The Prithvi theatre festival and MCC’s Rangmahotsav festival, Pune.
In her theatre experience, she has acted in Ripples, In Search of Dariya Sagar (which won best playwright at The Hindu Theatre festival) by Gerish Khemani. Vaishnavi also starred in Girls Hostel, a Marathi horror serial, which premiered on Zee Yuva.
She also starred in Bunmaska, a Marathi TV series on Zee Yuva. She was a part of Hindi plays like Jhalkari directed by Neha Singh and Dohri Zindagi directed by Gurleen judge.
She was the Stage Manager for Rakt Kalyan (Taledand, play by Girish Karnard) directed by Sunil Shanbag for DSM’s annual production. She has acted in Choked by Anurag Kashyap and played a small part in Ghost Stories again directed by Anurag Kashyap, a Netflix show.
After graduating from the DSM, Vivaan worked in a play titled OPEN, and now he is acting in NCPA’s The Little Prince.
Vivaan wrote, directed and performed two solo acts – Duniya Bhi Kamaal Karti Hai and Rohan – mentored by director Sunil Shanbag. He is currently working as Stage Manager for Motley’s play Riding Madly in All Directions, starring Naseeruddin Shah.
Vivaan also acted in a recently released Marathi film titled Manjha, and has recently bagged the lead role in an untitled, under production web film.