Early Life of Arvind Gaur
Arvind Gaur was born on 2nd February, 1963 in Delhi to Shri Shiv Nandan who is a retired Maths teacher and mother Mrs. Saraswati Devi. Arvind Gaur's wife Dr. Sangeeta Gaur is a talented vocalist, composer and music director and they together have twin daughters Kakoli and Saveree.
Career in Theatre for Arvind Gaur
Arvind Gaur was the recipient of a research fellowship awarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India). He is the guest faculty of Delhi University for Theatre in education program for three years. He has conducted many theatre workshops and also he himself performed in various colleges, institutions, universities and schools in India and abroad. Arvind Gaur has organized theatre workshops for children in schools and slums as well as street theatre performances, where the plot was based on different socio-political issues. He has directed more than 60 stage plays for more than two decades.
Arvind Gaur has directed Girish Karnad's Tughlaq Translations by B. V. Karanth, Surekha Sikri and K.K. Nayyar, Bhisham Sahni's Hanoosh, Dharamvir Bharati 's Andha Yug, Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial and many more performing slots. With passing years, Arvind Gaur became a name whose works were categorized as something different from other thaetre works. He followed with Govind Deshpande's Antim Divas, Albert Camus's Caligula (play), Girish Karnad 's Rakt Kalyan (Taledanda), Bertolt Brecht's Caucasian chalk Circle, Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions, Eugene O'Neill's Desire under the Elms translated by Nadira Babbar. Arvind Gaur also assisted Shri Habib Tanvirduring the Prithvi TheatreFestival, Mumbai.
Arvind Gaur's Naya Theatre performed seven Productions in this Festival, from a revival of Habib Tanvir's first major production, "Agra Bazaar" that dates back to 1954, to the new "Zahreeli Hawa" based on the Bhopalgas tragedy.
Arvind Gaur also did some solo play direction like Story of the Tiger, solo with Jaimini Kumar Srivastava, Women in Black, Untitled, solo with Lushin Dubey, Bhisham Sahni 's Madhavi solo play with Rashi Bunny and many others. Arvind Gaur designs lights for NAYA Theatre's major productions under the Direction of Padma Shri Habib Tanvir. The plays of Arvind Gaur are powerful artistic statements.
Some celebrated works by Arvind Gaur are as follows -
Awards received by Arvind Gaur