Team Members/by Kaustubh
Founder of Dil Se Drama, a dynamic upcoming Delhi based entrepreneur currently helping his clients to automate their businesses and to brand their products & services. After working as a freelancer for more than 7 years, Kaustubh is running his own IT & Media consultancy company Star INXS Solutions, in Delhi.
Started his theatre journey attending NSD Children Camps (1988). He attended various drama workshops and participated in mono acting competitions in his early school years till today.
In the race of life, never compromising with his hobbies of direction, acting, painting and photography, he transformed his passion to profession. His interest in theatre and film making has led him to assist the production of plays, films and music albums for regional & Bollywood. Done various talent hunt & auditions for channels like Star, Fox.
His ideas and efforts have given the group a global platform to DSD to spread its wings. He is indeed the “backbone” of the group from the technical aspect.
Becoming part of group “Dilli Ke Dramebaaz” as one of the founding member with play “Aaney Bhi Do Yaaron” – “आने भी दो यारों”, took me once again to the same stage of Kamani auditorium & since then I became an integral part of the team. – Kaustubh
He’s maintaining his personal photo blog at http://kaustubh.in
Founder of Dil Se Drama, Rajeev is also an Asst. Vice President with one of the leading offshoring/outsourcing company. He likes reading (particularly Business Biographies, Success Literature, Films, Theatre and Philosophy), traveling, adventure sports.
Teaching,Theatre and Film Making are his absolute passion.
Rajeev completed his graduation in Commerce from Delhi University and Advance General Management Program from IIM-Bangalore.
Theatre/Film Making combines many forms i.e. speech, dance, music, gesture , visual arts into a one form of creativity and this is what ignites Rajeev passion. He has learnt theatre from Barry John and since then has done several plays/skits/short film and Television shows(with NDTV, UTV).
He also technically directed and acted in recent play “आने भी दो यारों”,satire on media,staged at Kamani Auditorium.
Sharing this platform with like minded (creative) people and vision to make DilSeDrama, a complete entertainment company is what keeps Rajeev going.
Masters from NSD (2001 batch) with more than 17 years of experience in theater acting and direction, acted in more than fifty Plays, directed more than 25 plays, directed & acted for short and regional movies including Bollywood. Worked with renouned Actors, Directors & writers i.e. Nassiruddin shah, Rob Clair (England), Pater James (London), Sir John Russell Brown (England), Prof. Ram Gopal Bajaj, Prof. D. R. Ankur, Kirti Jain, Pt. Satyadev Duby, B.V. Karant, K. N. Pannikar, M. S. Sathyu, Rita Ganguly and many more.
Conducted Theatre Workshops in various parts of India. Since last 9 years & was faculty with reputed organizations & instituted like Asian Academy of Film & Television. Also associated with Currently Associated with National School of Drama in all, national and international Theatre assignments, as Theatre Expert.
Writer, thinker, Philosopher, Trainer, Actor, Public Speaker and above all “very witty” individual. Siddhartha graduated from College of Business Studies (CBS) , Delhi University, in the year 2006 specializing in Bachelor of Financial & Investment Analysis. He has worked with world’s best consulting firm McKinsey & Co for about four years before starting his venture in the area of Human Potential Maximization . Siddhartha is also a Guest faculty at CBS and takes workshops on Peak performance & Personal Effectiveness.
The ‘founding member’ of Dil Se Drama, he represented Delhi in UTV television show(Jan-Feb 2008).He is closely involved in setting the vision and expanding the horizon of the group. His out-of-the box thinking combined with amazing networking skills blend perfectly with long-term vision of DKD group-”To expand theatre as an art form amongst the masses, while simultaneously retaining its unique class appeal”.
He is extremely passionate about theatre especially acting & playwriting and also wrote the script of our previous play i.e. “आने भी दो यारों”, staged at Kamani Auditorium in the Manchrang Theatre Festival (October 2009).
Siddhartha likes reading, travelling, dancing and firmly believes in exploring his acting abilities along with play writing. An avid reader of the disciplines like philosophy & psychology, lives his life by the motto-”If you want to be unique just ‘Be Yourself’, because everything else already exists !!”
He maintains his personal blog at http://letsgiveitathought.blogspot.com/
Other accreditations :
Certified Neuro-Linguistics Practitioner, American Board of NLP !!
Certified M.P of Hypnosis, American Board of Hypnotherapy !!
Certified Practitioner of TLT, Time Line Therapy Association, USA !!
Faculty, National Entrepreneur Network (NEN) !!
Research Manager by profession and an artist by heart. He has more than 7 years of creative and theatre experience. Apart from researching on weekdays, he assumes a role of theater artist cum activist on weekends. His vision is to make people around him realize their full creative potential and develop their inner self through theatre.
He represented Delhi in UTV Bindass Reality Show Competition ’Has Ley India Comedy Gangwar’ which was aired on national television for five weeks in February 2008 and was also the creative director and lead actor for the play “आने भी दो यारों” under the aegis of ‘Dilli Ke Dramebaaz Productions’ staged in Kamani Auditorium.
Besides quenching his creative thirst, he is enthused about exploring his own creative depth before moving onto direction. He is Post Graduate from Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds and is currently working with IMRB International.
Chanpreet believes in continuous evolution and aspire to make contribution to the world in form of arts/theatre. This 25 year old guy completed his masters from the University of Delhi in 2007. Also a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ACS) and currently working as an Associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Advisory line of business.
For Chanpreet acting or role play is great form of art as it has a fantastic power to connect with people. And performing live in front of audiences give him immense satisfaction. In past Chanpreet has actively been involved with various stage activities i.e. short plays, public speaking, organizing & managing various events. He was the President of the Commerce Department.
Chanpreet believes DKD is his soul and something which he can’t live without. For him being in the company of creative people and learning together keeps him going on this wonderful journey. He was the director of our last play i.e. “आने भी दो यारों”, staged at Kamani Auditorium.
Priya, is a post graduate in Developmental Psychology from University of Delhi. This Delhi University topper is now working as a Research Manager with IMRB International and trying her hands on some Qualitative research and consumer behavior. She loves travelling, meeting people, listening to music, adventure and has a penchant to live life to the fullest.
Drama runs in her system. A ‘Drama Queen’ as her friends call her might just have very little experience on stage but has been acting day in and day out!!
Her stint with theatre started with the play “आने भी दो यारों” under the aegis of ‘Dilli Ke Dramebaaz Productions’ staged at Kamani Auditorium in the Manchrang Theatre Festival (October 2009)
DilSeDrama holds a special place in my life- it not only gives me a reason to be happy when we are rehearsing, working on scripts or just catching up- DKD has bought a new dimension into my life and provides a vent to bring out my creative best. It gives me that high when I imagine myself on stage. Another thing I like about DKD is the team- a complete mad bunch of people who are super talented, with theater running in their blood so there is always something to learn from everybody here. – Priya
“Young”, “Smart”. “Energetic” will be some of the words to describe Ankit. He is 25 yrs old, currently pursuing his MBA from IBS Gurgaon. He has a work experience of 2 years with Evalueserve.com as Investment Research Analyst. Ankit was born and brought up in New Delhi and loves to interact with friends and has great interest in new gadgets and gizmos.
Ankit is associated with theatre from school since 2002, when he performed his first play in which he got an opportunity to get trained by NSD professionals. He has also been trained by Barry John. Freedom of expression is what binds him to theatre.
DKD is group of young professionals. People out here are from diverse background. The group enables me to exchange different views. I am always smiling because of funny people around me. Another thing about DKD is each and every member is supportive enough to make you learn new things in life. – Ankit
A Law graduate from University of Delhi with an associate membership of the ICSI. A maverick at heart & lawyer by profession with specialization in corporate and economic laws. Worked with legal cells of Corporates like Emaar MGF and REI Six Ten Retail. Currently in a managerial role with People Strong HR Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd.
Piyush joins theatre to explore his creative talent and unleash his artistic flair towards acting.