(Last Updated on : 25/07/2009)
Ashok Srivastava is make-up expert. He learnt the craft on Prithvi Theatre
's productions like Diwar or 'Wall' in 1945 and Pathan in 1945. After that he freelanced for various groups. He devised his own techniques of 'instant make-up' and special effects. Employed with the government television network Doordarshan
as make-up artist, he also lectured on and demonstrated the subject at the National School of Drama
, the Film and Television Institute
(Pune), and also elsewhere. Ashok Srivastava designed make-up for many films, including Richard Attenborough's Gandhi in 1982 and wrote on make-up procedures for stage, cinema, and also TV.
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