Creative Support

Geetanjali Kulkarni is a well-known actor from the world of Hindi-Marathi theatre, films, and TV series. Some of her popular plays are ‘Piya Behrupiya’, ‘Gajab Kahani’ and ‘Sex Morality and Censorship’. She has received accolades for her performance in films such as ‘Court’, ‘Mukti Bhavan’, ‘Anandi Gopal’ and ‘Photograph’. She has been associated with QUEST, an organization committed to quality education, since its inception. The Goshtarang initiative germinated from the theatre workshops she was conducting for rural teachers and children. She was the project head of Goshtarang in the initial years and directed many stories for the project. She is one of the founder members of The Drama School, Mumbai.

Chinmay Kelkar is working as a writer-director and actor for the last 20 years. He completed his theatre training from Centre for performing arts, Pune University. He has written and directed experimental plays. He has also acted in some short films in Hindi and Marathi. He is closely associated with Goshtarang since its inception and works on the dramatization of children’s literature.

Anagha Inamdar is a commercial artist and design consultant working since 1999. She has done her post graduation in animation film making from National Institute Of Design, Ahmedabad. Her work has revolved around designing children’s books, training kits, educational aids and educational design solutions for NGOs, CSR groups and Government bodies. Most of the creatives for Goshtarang, like brochures and standees are designed by Anagha.

A passionate, sincere and a dedicated artist, Payal Patil creates memorable properties to enhance the story and the performance. She has been associated with Goshtarang since 2017. A graduate in engineering, she quit her job to concentrate on paining and colours full-time. She has established her brand name as ‘pcube arts’. She paints backdrops and designs costumes for Goshtarang.

Born in a family with a musical background, Shantanu is a student of classical music under the guidance of his father Nandan Herlekar and renowned singer Shubha Mudgal. He is a graduate in history from University of Mumbai and has studied Electronic Music Production from School of Audio Engineering. He works as a singer, composer and arranger in the Mumbai music industry. He conducts workshops with the Goshtarang Fellows and creates unique songs for each story being performed.

Vidyanidhi alias Prasad Vanarase completed his post graduation from the National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi. He founded ‘Abhijaat Rangabhoomi’ in Pune in 1985. He has directed over 50 short plays and full-length plays. He has performed 300+ shows of different street plays created on socially relevant issues. Prasad has conducted theatre training in Marathi, Hindi, Konkani, Kannada and English theatre. He has also been a visiting faculty and guest director at several universities and theatre institutes. He has won awards including Best Director on Experimental Stage for the year 1998 by Natya Darpan, Mumbai and Best Director Award by Kala Gaurav Pratishthan, Pune.

Sameer Dublay is a Professional vocalist in Hindustani Classical Music tradition. He has learnt basics from Pandit Rambhau Mate from the year 1978 to 1988 and went on to take advance training in performance theory and technique with Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki, one of the great masters of Agra Gharana in 1989. Later, he also learned with Dr. Ashok Da. Ranade, the great Musician and musicologist. He is a faculty member of Music at FLAME University. He composed the music for Goshtarang in the year 2017-2018.