Dubey did her M.Sc. in Childhood and Special Education in the U.S. after
an M.A. in History from Delhi University and then was deeply involved in
teaching mentally challenged kids in the U.S. and in Delhi. In 1987 she
set up Kids World with her cousin Bubbles Sabharwal, pioneering youth theatre
in India. (A festival of Kids World's three superhits is scheduled for November
and December of the year 2005 in Delhi and Mumbai). In 1999 she coproduced
"Othello", playing the role of Desdemona, which went on to win the Edinburgh
Fringe First. In 2002 she produced and directed "The life of Gautama Buddha"
along with Bubbles, travelling with it to Bodhgaya, Singapore and USA. Her
two solos "Untitled" and Bitter Chocolate", directed by Arvind Gaur, have
completed 200 and 67 shows respectively. They have been staged at institutions
such as the World Bank, the Smithsonian, Berkeley, Harvard and Stanford
in USA and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and the Nehru Centre in the
UK. All these productions continue to travel…in cities in India and overseas.
Her most recent issue based production is 'Muskaan'.. a journey of two people,
both living with H.I.V. The production is an expression of their experiences..
the truth on H.I.V… that elusive joy… the moments in it. This production
has been conceived and directed by her, she also plays the role of Chitra
in this play.
Lushin has acted as a lead in several television serials, including "Rajdhani" and "Kashmir". She has completed six films, with major roles in two Canadian films ("Love Story", "Partition") and in the Hindi film "Dil Se Pooch Kidhar Jana Hai". 'Love Story is currently premiering in the Asian Film Festival in Singapore. The other films are yet to be released. Her other passions are painting and sculpting.
Lushin is married with
two daughters, Ilina and Tara. Her husband, Dr. Pradeep Dubey is Leading
Professor, Centre for Game Theory, Stony Brook and Cowles Foundation, Yale
University. He has always fully stood behind her creative endeavors. Lushin
divides her time between India and USA and is involved in cultural interaction
between the two countries, especially via the medium of theatre.