Associates

  • All the above, along with her academic qualification in Commercial Arts and Lifestyle Accessory Design from NID, Ahmedabad, adds to her sense of conceptualization, movement planning and stylization.
    Dipika specializes in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance but is in love with new challenges and variations of the form.
    Some of her popular students are:

    • Jacqueline Fernandez – Bollywood Movie Star
    • Ruhi Singh – Miss Universal Peace & Humanity 2014 at Miss Diva; Femina Miss India Finalist; Actress
    • Parul Yadav – Kannada Movie Star
    • Sanjana Singh – Tamil Movie Star
    • Mandy Takhar – Punjabi Movie Star Maryam Zakaria – Bollywood Actress/Dancer
    • Meghna Malik aka Ammaji – Indian Television Actress
    • Divyalakshmi aka Sajja Bai – Indian Television Actress
    • Mona Wasu – Indian Television Actress
    • Mamta Dutta – Indian Television Actress
    • Anjana Sukhani – Indian Television Actress
    • Mia Udeya – Mtv VJ; Model

    “Being able to control the way your body moves, is a thing of immense power. Dance is the design of movement. Dance is happiness! When I practice belly dance I feel like I am praying with my body. It makes me feel powerful and carnal and feminine!”
    – Dipika Vijay

  • He also sincerely believes in letting every individual learn the basics of acting , discover the actor within himself, feel like an actor and learn to use this craft as a means of self-development and make his own individual life better. An actor has an impact on the society, particularly the youth. It is the duty of an actor to have an ideal in front of him of an evolved human being, so that he can be a source of inspiration to the masses to lead a life of values and set high moral standards.

    He has authored a book in Hindi “Main Manushya Hun” which has been launched in Mumbai.
    He can speak and write Hindi, English and Kashmiri and has a fair understanding of Urdu Language.

    Mr Parimoo in known for his performances as a major actor and has been highly appreciated for his varied roles in TV Serials like; Maila Anchal, Tumhare Liye, Abhi Nahin, Faasle, Kalakar, Misaal, Lakshya, Gaatha,  Shaktimaan, Noorjahan, Tajasvini, Intequam, Sparsh Ek Ahsas, Farz, Intezaar Aur Sahi, Bazaar, Apna Apna Aasmaan, Saaya, Viraat, Kangan, Kora Kaagaz, Apnapan, Mere Mehboob Mere Sanam, Basera, Mulk, Shakalaqa Boom Boom, C.I.D. and many more… He has also done roles in Hindi movies like Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa,  Agent Vinod etc. We will also see him in the soon to be released Vishal Bharadwaj’s Shahid Kapoor starrer ‘Haider’.

    Acharya Lalit Parimoo has been imparting in-depth training since past 5 years to budding actors through his L P Academy of Abhinaya yog in Mumbai.

  • Radhika Shah is an Internationally Certified Yoga Teacher having completed her RYS200Hours training. She has learned Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, and loves to integrate pranayama, mantra chanting, and meditation into her classes.

    With ‘healing’ as the underlying theme of her practice, the classes are designed to create mind and body balance. Her tightly woven classes, help release toxins, develop physical strength and stamina, and leave you in a relaxed state of mind. Her set of modifications make the practice inclusive, thereby welcoming every individual at whatever stage they are at in their practice.

    Radhika has also done a teacher training that certifies her to teach children. She is currently acquiring a Diploma in Yoga Philosophy from Mumbai University under the course ‘Foundations of Yoga’.

    Her classes ensure a safe practice, and her guidance helps transition easily into postures. So don’t hold back from letting yourself grow healthier!

  • A Flamenco fusion artist and live performer behind the unique blend of the Spanish art form with India’s energetic classical, Bollywood and folk dance styles.

    Kunal was born with a passion for dance and all things stage. After 15 years of dancing with the most celebrated Indian and international performers – from Ricky Martin and Diana King, to name a few, Kunal set off on a journey of discovery which led him to his roots.

    Kunal found the mesmerizing connection between the gypsies of Rajasthan – his home state in India – and Spanish gypsies. As the gypsies wandered from the golden deserts of Rajasthan, their traditional Rajasthani folk dance and music form evolved. This became Flamenco, when these gypsies settled in Andalusia, the south of Spain.

    Kunal found himself drawn towards Flamenco, and dedicated three years learning the art from the acclaimed flamenco households, schools, institutions, academies & maestros Andalusia & Madrid. He now lives between India & Spain with an unstoppable progress & performances.

    This dedication brought Kunal the opportunity to collaborate with Shiamak Davar – India’s leading Bollywood choreographer – to create a unique showcase for Hrithik Roshan to perform at the 2016 Indian International Film Association (IIFA) Awards in Madrid. He presented Flamenco to the world of Bollywood for the very first time, with 20 of the best Flamenco dancers by his side.

    During his creative pursuits over the past few years, Kunal spent time in Spain and India – promoting awareness about Flamenco’s mystical connection with Rajasthan’s folk art through the “Jodhpur Flamenco & Gypsy Festival” a fusion between renowned Spanish Flamenco artists & the gypsies of Rajasthan in the statuesque Meherangarh Fort. ​Kunal works as an important member for the festival and manages the Spanish artists, Rajasthani artists, co-ordinations, rehearsals and everything that the passion for flamenco asks for.

  • Rukshana started drawing and painting like any other child from a very early age. Although she always had her heart set on her Bharatnatyam practice her mother made sure she spent a few hours every week with colors and paints that would help her capture her imagination on paper. Her mother a self taught artist who has won many awards in state level art and craft exhibitions/competitions was her first teacher. She also learnt the basics of watercolor and sketching from the famous artist of Assam Mr Pranab Barua.

    Drawing and Painting found a new meaning in her life about two years ago when she started using the form for therapeutic reason to heal herself. Slowly she allowed herself to break away from the set forms and patterns that she was following all these years and decided to unleash herself to express through paints and the canvas freely. She experimented with different mediums and surfaces. As a part of an experiment she allowed her emotions to choose the surface and medium to create her artworks.

    Rukshana is a trained filmmaker from FTII Pune and storytelling is her passion. She has been working in the Hindi film industry in various capacities since 2007.Her short films and documentaries have travelled to many film festivals across the world.

    Rukshana’s artworks are available on Facebook by the name of The Twirling Girl. Her brand name The Twirling Girl represents the state of freedom and bliss that she found through art. Her last exhibition was at Coomaraswamy Hall Prince of Wales Museum.

    Facebook Page : facebook/thetwirlinggirl

  • Dr. Kanan Khatau Chikhal is a Clinical and Organizational Psychologist/ Counselor & also the Chief Psychologist of Inner Katha Interventions. This unique blend of qualifications enables her to treat different patients in ways that correspond to their specific needs. 

    In addition to her practice she also contributes articles to many popular newspapers like Times Of India, DNA and Hindustan Times to name a few. She has been interviewed on leading TV Channels. She conducts corporate training programs in stress management and mind mapping for success and innovation using theatre and psychology in collaboration with Inner Katha Interventions.

  • Rashmi Bagri , Corporate Trainer & Educator comes with a rich 10+ years of industry experience. Rashmi holds a master in Educational Psychology and Counselling and certified Counselor. Besides this she is also certified in Montessorie education, Instructional Design NLP, Mind Mapping, Transnational Analysis etc, Jolly Phonics etc.

    Rashmi has been associated with IIM, Ahmedabad as an Academic Associate in the Communications Area and has worked as in house trainer with Cognizant Technology Solutions & NTT DATA.

    An independent consultant, now she conducts various soft skills and behavioral workshops for adults & kids.

     The founder of The Curious Mind Learning Solutions, after school enrichment programs she  focuses on English language enhancement and overall personality development of children. One of her flagship programs ” We Create We Learn and We Build is using LEGO bricks. Besides this she conducts various programs & workshops for children.

  • Away from his engineering education and corporate life with multinationals he embarked on a journey to be a part of the creative fraternity. He started his career with performing for live audience through various multilingual stage productions. He gained potent exposure and wisdom through his association with more than 2 dozen stage plays subsequently transforming him into a thinker and writer. When asked about his reason for the aforementioned migration he mentions “For me it has always been about creating magnificent pieces of art through any medium”.

    After acting in several stage and camera oriented productions he recently staged his directorial debut ‘Alexander Vs Chanakya’. The play originally written by him has received extremely positive response from the audience and critics alike. Furthermore, he adds “This play being my first one is extremely close to my heart and I am humbled with its success. However, my mantra is to create more such contents which can further broaden the curriculum of our schools of philosophies”. His ideology was presented to the audience of extended Mumbai suburbs through two shows of his play being staged at Clap Center.

  • Mumbai Theatre Guide (www.MumbaiTheatreGuide.com) – an online portal catering to promotions of plays in Mumbai. Founded in 2004 by Bhavik J. Shah and Nitin Sethi, the site is the first online media company to use Internet extensively for the promotion of the different language plays that happen in Mumbai. It is also the only site in India dedicated to promotions of plays. Site offers production houses a platform to reach to the audiences and organizers across the globe. The site offers listing of plays, reviews, interviews with theatre, workshops for aspiring actors. In short we cover listings of more than 2900+ plays & previews of 1500+ plays in English, Hindi, Gujarati & Marathi languages

    Aim of Mumbai Theatre Guide (MTG)

    • Represent the Mumbai theatre industry in the global market.
    • Reach the common man with the much-required information about the performances in      Mumbai.
    • Inform the common man about the happenings in the Mumbai theatre industry.
    • Bridge the gap between the producers and the organizers.
    • Generate business enquiries for the producers and help the industry grow bigger
    • Encourage the promotion of experimental theatre that is avant-garde or thought provoking but which may not necessarily have the backing of publicity and finance.
    • We also hope to make our site user-friendly for academics, students and the theatre buff by providing interesting articles about the theatre in general.
  • Astitva, the existence. is a step towards providing avenues and platform to the young and budding talents. It gives an opportunity to all the people to chisel out the art and capability to perform in front of the audience like you.

    Astitva does not restrict itself to any specific crowd or group of people. It has always been that we have tried to overlook the barriers of any age group and have now organized various events of Theatre and Performing arts.

     Astitva was established in 1997 with an idea of promoting street play competitions and over a period of time with utmost support from eminent firms & Sponsors; has been able to conduct various workshops, seminars, performing art events, Inter Collegiate Drama Competition in Hindi and Marathi languages.

     Astitva is committed by its assurance to the deserving people and thus abiding by the promise keep on conducting various events that would either directly benefit the talents or would provide a scope to develop in implied way.

     Astitva; believes to be a leader of general management and not master of a specialized skill set. Thus you will find us in almost all the activities that are part of a big platter of Performing Arts.