Mallika Shah is a trained actor and theatre-maker based in Mumbai. After discovering theatre in a stroke of luck at the State University of New York where she was pursuing a degree in Biology, Mallika decided to follow her new found interest in theatre and literature by spending four years studying and taking part in various faculty and student-led productions. She worked at an NGO called Antarang Foundation where she was a communications associate.
At Antarang, she developed a keen interest and skill in media and design, and eventually joined the Drama School Mumbai. At the Drama School Mumbai, Mallika was enthralled by the culture of the theatre and found an inclination towards theatre-making that she didn’t have before.
Since graduation, Mallika has worked with various theatre companies in varied areas. With the Bhasha Centre for Performing Arts in Bangalore, Mallika worked in dramaturgy, direction, and production.
She has operated sound for Patchworks Ensemble’s shows of Shikaar, and has participated in a Bunraku Puppetry workshop conducted by Anurupa Roy. Mallika is currently co-writing plays with her peers and pursuing acting.