(Last Updated on : 04/07/2012)
Theatre personalities of Uttarakhand have made the theatre form in the state a popular phenomenon. The Hindi theatre has reached great heights in the last few decades and some of the main people responsible for the same are namely Brij Mohan Shah
and Uzra Butt
. Brij Mohan Shah was director, actor and a renowned dramatist of Hindi theatre
. He was born in the year 1933 and educated in Nainital
. He entered theatre at the age of 7, doing small roles for Ramlila
and visiting Parsi theatre
companies. Urza Butt was born on 22nd May in the year of 1917, and was the younger sister of Zohra Sehgal, a Bollywood
actress who made a name for herself. She was born in Dehra Dun
, in the state of Uttarakhand. She entered Uday Shankars ballet troupe in Almora
as an Indian classical dancer
, and also taught dance before joining the Indian People's Theatre Association
(IPTA) in 1944 as an actress.
The Indian state
or the land of Hindu God
is renowned for its colourful society and prosperous culture. The religious, social and cultural urges of the people of Uttarakhand find an expression in various dance and drama forms. These theatres and performances are closely linked to the social and economic activities of the region. The Theatre Personalities of Uttarakhand popularised the art form through their constant involvement and effort.
Theatre is a popular entertainment and is an inevitable part of community life of Uttarakhand. It reflects the tastes and traditions of the people of the region and their social, historical, scientific attitudes and imaginative qualities. Theatre in this region is largely shaped by the Theatre Personalities of Uttarakhand. The main aim of theatre artistes of the region is to contribute their talents and endowment. Besides the theatres in the beautiful land of the northern tip, the theatre of the region also include ballads and songs of the tribes of wandering minstrels are still a vital and living force in the area
Theatre Personalities of Uttarakhand have rendered their time and energy to make the folk theatre
forms well accepted all over the country. Their roles in the dramas are usually built around certain character-types. Theatre in Uttarakhand also embraces a popular form known as Pandava Dance. This folk form requires the invariable performance of the artistes and Uttarakhand theatre personalities provide opportunities for its success.
One of the most popular theatre personalities of Uttarakahnd