LUSHIN DUBEY (WRITE UP/SYNOPSIS)
- M.Sc. in
‘Childhood & Special Education’ from Southern Conn. Univ., U.S.A.
- M.A. in
History from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi.
- Deeply involved
in teaching mentally challenged middle and high schoolers in
the U.S. and at the American Embassy School, New Delhi.
- Formal training
in theater with Mr. Barry John (TAG) throughout high school and
- Used theatre
with mentally challenged youth, as an alternative non formal form
of Education in the U.S. and in Delhi.
- 1989 set up
Kids world-a theatre company for youth with her cousin. Directed
and Staged over 30 productions in English and Hindi.
- 1995 set up,
‘United Players Guild’, a group dedicated to staging Shakespearean
productions…with a difference.
- In 1999
co-produced and acted the lead in ‘Othello-in-Black and White’-
which won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award in Scotland, U.K.
- In 2002,
co produced and directed, ‘The Life of Gautama Buddha’- traveled
on a tour to Bodhgaya for the Kalachakra, blessed by His
Holiness the Dalai Lama, to cities in the U.S. an Singapore.
Recently she was asked to direct and stage the production for the President
- Two solos, ‘Untitled’
on women’s empowerment, done with puppets for co-actors and ‘Bitter
Chocolate’ based on Pinki Virani’s best-seller of the same title,
on Child abuse, have been staged extensively in cities in India and
overseas on several tours… ‘Untitled’ has completed over 320 shows
(still continues to travel) and ‘Bitter Chocolate’ over 70 shows (still
continues to travel).
of her productions- have been at Harvard, Berkely, Stanford,
The World Bank, Washington DC, The Smithsonian at Washington Dc, the
Nehru Centre U.K., Edinburgh Scotland, U.K. Indian Embassy, Muscat (Thrice)
to name a few… and with many NGO’s and Corporates.
- In 2006,
directed and staged ‘Muskaan’, backed by the Bill & Melinda
Gates foundation, a production focusing on hope for those living
with H.I.V. – prodction traveled once again to prestigious institutions,
in cities in India and Overseas.
- Recent production,
‘Salaam India’, inspired by Pavan Varma’s besteller ‘Being Indian’-is
traveling extensively – in cities in India and overseas.
- Currentely working
on a production ‘Ji Sahibji’, on humanism and communalism
– a reflection on our own behaviour in these difficult times… and
a look at how we are often our own worst enemies…
- Another passion,
often given expression to in her productions, is painting and sculpting.
- Currently her
book ‘Gandhi’ written by her its under publication with Scholastic…
‘Gandhi’ is written for youth and high schoolers…
- Most recent solo is "I Will Not
Cry" sponsored by The International Charity SAVE THE CHILDREN
& is currently being staged in several cities in India.
Kachru- Lead/Opposite Farouq Shaikh
A Kashmiri Pandit
– Lead/Opposite Dalip Tahil An Ambitious Daughter-in-law.
- ‘MURDER UNVEILED’-A
Canadian CBC Series, based on a real story on honour killing.
Gemini Award for Best supporting Actor for this role.
– Canadian film Mother to Lead.
- SOCHA NA THA
– Mother to Abhay Deol
- AMU – Mother
- DIL SE POOCH
KIDHAR JANA HAI-An art film/brothel Keeper.
- PERFECT HUSBAND
– (Did not get released) Mother to Parvin Dabass
- ‘DELLY BELLY’
– Amir Khan Productions – A comedy role/to be released.
- M Cream’-
2012, Director Agneya Singh from The New York film academy,
– Plays politician, Rati Agnihotri Directed by Priyadarshan, D.O.P:
- 'Saat Uchakkey'
- 'Eekees Topon
- Mumbai Fairytale
- Made in Heaven - Netflix Series
- The Sky is Pink - Directed by - Shonali Bose
Played Priyanka Chopra’s Mother
- 1999- The
Edinburgh Fringe First Award for ‘Othello in Black and White’
– which she co-produced and acted the role of Desdemona in
- 2006- The
Gemini Award in Toronto, Canada (the equivalent of the Emmy in
the U.S.) for her role in the film, Murder Unvieled.
- 2008- The
Senior Journalist Award for Best Stage Actress, ‘National’. Madhuri
Dixit received this award for films, Karan Thapopar for T.V. and Lushin
for stage. Presented by C.M. Mrs. Sheila Dixit.
- 2008-2009- The
Radha Raman Foundation Award for outstanding and meaningful commitment
to Theatre. Presented by C.M. Mrs. Sheila Dixit.
- 2008-2009- The
ICONGO Award, (The Indian Confederation of NGO’s) for excellent
contribution to socially relevant theatre.
- 2012- Senior
Journalist Award - Best Stage Actress, Nationa
- School of Inspired
Leadership Award ( SOIL ) - August , 2016 , ' For being an 'Inspiring
Teacher ' at the Business School , in Gurgaon.
- Phd Chamber of
Commerce Award , for Excellence
- Atal Bihari Vajpayee Award
- ‘ Woman of Substance