neelam mansingh chowdhry

theater director


She has a Master’s Degree in the History of Arts, as well as a diploma from the National School of Drama. In 1984, she set up her own theatre company called, ‘The Company’ in Chandigarh. Alongside the Company, Dr. Chowdhry has also been teaching in the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University and was also the Chairperson.
Her well-known plays include ‘Kitchen Katha’, ‘The Suit’, ‘Yerma’, ‘Nagamandala’, ‘The Mad Woman of Chaillot’, ‘Little Eyolf’, ‘Bitter Fruit’, ‘Naked Voices’, ‘Gumm Hai’, and’Black Box’ to name a few .
Neelam is the recipient of several awards including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003, and the Padma Shri (2011) . Currently, she is Professor Emeritus at Panjab University.