Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry
Born (1950-04-14) 14 April 1950 (age 72)
NationalityIndian
OccupationTheatre Director
Spouse(s)Pushvinder Singh Chowdhry

Dr. Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry (born 14 April 1951) is a Chandigarh-based theatre artist[1][2] who has worked around the world.[3] She was awarded the 2003 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in the Theatre Direction category.[4] She was the recipient of the 2011 Padma Shri Award.[5][6] She is Professor Emeritus at Punjab University.[7] Her well-known plays include Kitchen Katha,[8][9] The Suit,[10] Yerma,[11][12] Nagamandala,[13] The Mad Woman of Chaillot,[14][15] Little Eyolf, Bitter Fruit,[16] Naked Voices,[17][18] Stree Patra[19] and Gumm Hai.[20]

Early life

Neelam was born in 1950 and grew up in Amritsar, Punjab. She finished her Master's degree in art history from the Punjab University, Chandigarh. She graduated from the National School of Drama in Delhi in 1975 and got trained under Ebrahim Alkazi.[21][1]

References

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  9. ^ Dharwadker, Aparna Bhargava (November 2009). Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India Since 1947. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-1-58729-642-0.
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  11. ^ Dharwadker, Aparna Bhargava (November 2009). Theatres of Independence: Drama, Theory, and Urban Performance in India Since 1947. University of Iowa Press. ISBN 978-1-58729-642-0.
  12. ^ Ray, Bharati (15 September 2005). Women of India: Colonial and Post-colonial Periods. SAGE Publications India. ISBN 978-81-321-0264-9.
  13. ^ G, D. (30 October 2014). "Of snakes and women". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  14. ^ "Neelam Man Singh Chowdhry's French play in Punjabi to be staged at Festival D'Avignon". India Today. 15 July 1995. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  15. ^ Liu, Siyuan (5 February 2016). Routledge Handbook of Asian Theatre. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-317-27885-6.
  16. ^ Pioneer, The. "Method to madness". The Pioneer. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  17. ^ Ravi, S. (25 August 2017). "Testing the truths". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  18. ^ Brayshaw, Teresa; Fenemore, Anna; Witts, Noel (23 July 2019). The Twenty-First Century Performance Reader. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-000-01188-3.
  19. ^ Anima, P. (11 March 2011). "Seen by scene". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  20. ^ "Of Love, Loss and Longing". The Indian Express. 12 August 2019. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  21. ^ "Director Neelam Mansingh Chowdhry explores newer frontiers with the London debut of her opera Naciketa". India Today. Retrieved 4 April 2020.