Nanhi Khidkiyaan - Mumbai



Nanhi Khidkiyaan, Kids Acting Workshop are open for all kids ages 10 to 18 years. Workshops will be conducted by Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company in association with NSD (National School of Drama) alumni. The workshops will be crafted in par with Theatre In Education (TIE). The workshop will include rigorous exercises and activities to enhance acting and improvisation skills.

Master Class: Mukesh Chhabra, CSA

Casting Director & Acting Coach

Mukesh Chhabra is at the forefront of a new breed of casting directors in India. After training for two years to understand the craft of acting from Sriram Center (receiving a diploma in Acting), and seven plus years in Delhi teaching for NGOs and children with Theater In Education (TIE) in tandem with the National School of Drama, he joined the film industry in Mumbai in 2007.

After assisting several film crews with the job of casting, Mukesh made a name for himself as a casting director with films like Chillar Party, Kai Po Che, Haider, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dangal and so on. Today, the biggest names in the industry like Vishal Bhardwaj, Aamir Khan, and AR Rahman all choose MCCC for their casting needs. Smaller-budget filmmakers whose films target the festival circuit also rely on his unique talent to find them the correct ensemble cast. Mukesh and his team pride themselves in bringing the same attention to detail to all projects in their care.

In recognition of his outstanding work he has been made a member of the Casting Association of America (CSA).

Faculty: Geeta Agrawal Sharma

Actor, Writer, Director

Post Graduate in Creative Dramatics (Childrens Theatre) . Worked as an Actor-Teacher in Theatre In Education Company, NSD. Acted in daily soaps (Kala Teeka, Daire, Kaisa Ye Ishk Hai etc.) and films (B.A.Pass, Chillar Party, Mubarakaan, Raid, Delhi -6, Mirzya etc.) Felicitated with Natya Kala Mandir Award by Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Natya Parishad.

Faculty: RAJINDER SHARMA ‘NANU’

Actor/Director

Post Graduate in Theatre from Punjab University Chandigarh. Worked in Theatre in Education Company (Sanaskar Rang Toli) National School of Drama, New Delhi from 1996 to 2005 as an Actor – Teacher and associated till now. Felicitated by Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi with Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Purskar in Theatre Acting in 2007. Best Actor in International Theatre Festival Beijing, China in 2005. Felicitated by Mukesh Chabbra Casting Company with Khidkiyan Rang Samman 2019.Worked with eminent Theatre Directors. Acted in more than 35 plays as Lead Actor. Directed more than 15 plays, Worked as a Music Director in several plays.Conducted Theatre Workshops for Children & Adults. Acted in FILMS- Love Aaj Kal,Do Dooni Chaar, Chiller party, Tau Jhagdhu Gujjar. Rock Star,Kismet Love Paisa Dilli, Love shuv Te Chicken Khurana, Bajate Raho, Mastram, PK . Acted for T.V. Game Show Mum Tum Aur Hum (Star Plus).

Faculty: Neelam Gupta

Actor/Director

Neelam holds Diploma in Acting from National School of Drama (NSD), New Delhi and Diploma from Bharatendu Natya Academy (BNA) of Dramatic Arts, Lucknow. She is associated with Indian People Theatre's Associaion (IPTA), Lucknow. Neelam Directed 18 young Divas of Anukriti - The Hindi Dramatics Society of Miranda House, Delhi “Jan Se Mann Ki Jai Ho”. Chief Coordinator for Press & Directors Meet for 8th Theatre Olympics 2018 held first time in India under aegis of Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and curated by National School of Drama. she organized & conducted Free Imagination Theatre Festival at Thimpu for King of Bhutan. she designed & curated Drama Festival for Bhutanese Government Schools on completion of 100 years of formal Education in Bhutan. she conceptualized, designed, organized and conducted India’s “Children’s Drama Festival” for Class 5 & 6 students from 20 private Schools in Delhi. For 13 years, she was Drama Specialist at India's No. 1 School - Vasant Valley School, New Delhi. she was an Actress  in many outstanding Plays of  NSD Repertory .  She has Acteď in 40 Plays and Directed 50+ Drama in Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri, English, Punjabi. She has Trained more than 5,000 Children (5-18 yrs) & Youth (18-30 yrs) from Schools, Colleges (Delhi University, Shiv Nadar University, IIT Kanpur, IIM Lucknow AMU Aligarh, Allahabad University ) & Corporates (CSC) in Acting, Communication, Speech, Expression, Gesture. She has Written more than 15 Children & Youth Plays in Hindi & English.  Neelam has Acted in Movies – Omaya (Internatinal film),Arun Patiyala, Tikli & Laxmi Bomb and Phamous  & acted in many TV Serials like Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon , Jaal, Jahar Chand ka Chuppa Rustam… .she worked with Tigmanshu Dhulia as Associate Director  on “Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster” (Part 1) & Pre-production of Milan Talkies. She currently lives between Mumbai Acting in Films, TV serials, Voice Over, Print-TV-Radio Advertisements & Theatre.    Won Best speaker Award from Ameen Sayani, Nominated Best young Director from U P Government, Won Best Director Award from IIT Delhi

Faculty: Gopal Datt

Actor/Director

A prominent personality in the spheres of theatre, film, web series and even sketch comedy, Gopal Datt is an NSD graduate who juggles many hats. His film appearances range from "Tere Naam" and "Mujhe Kuch Kehna Hai" to "Phas Gaye Re Obama" and "Samrat". He was also acted in the renowned web series "TVF Pitchers" and "Ladies Room". In an effort to widen his grasp and understanding of entertainment he wrote the lyrics for the Netflix original film "Love Per Square Feet" and garned critical and commercial success for his stage play "Aaj Rang Hai".

Schedule & Timings:

13th April to 19th May: Saturday & Sunday Classes & then, 25th May to 16th June: Continuous classes from Monday to Sunday
Age 10 – 12 Yrs: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
Age 13 – 15 Yrs: 1:30PM to 5:30PM
Age 16 – 18 Yrs: 6:00PM to 10:00PM

Address:

Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company,
1st Floor, Pooja House, Opp. J.W. Marriott, Next to Starbucks,
Juhu Tara Road, Juhu,
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400049

Fees:

30,000 + 5,400(18% GST) = 35,400/- INR


Acting Workshop - Mumbai



Faculty: Mukesh Chhabra, CSA

Casting Director & Acting Coach

Mukesh Chhabra is at the forefront of a new breed of casting directors in India. After training for two years to understand the craft of acting from Sriram Center (receiving a diploma in Acting), and seven plus years in Delhi teaching for NGOs and children with Theater In Education (TIE) in tandem with the National School of Drama, he joined the film industry in Mumbai in 2007.

After assisting several film crews with the job of casting, Mukesh made a name for himself as a casting director with films like Chillar Party, Kai Po Che, Haider, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Gangs of Wasseypur, Dangal and so on. Today, the biggest names in the industry like Vishal Bhardwaj, Aamir Khan, and AR Rahman all choose MCCC for their casting needs. Smaller-budget filmmakers whose films target the festival circuit also rely on his unique talent to find them the correct ensemble cast. Mukesh and his team pride themselves in bringing the same attention to detail to all projects in their care.

In recognition of his outstanding work he has been made a member of the Casting Association of America (CSA).

Batch & Timings:

Batch 1: 13 May - 24 May
Batch 2: 27 May - 7 June
8:00AM to 12:00PM

Address:

Mukesh Chhabra Casting Company,
1st Floor, Pooja House, Opp. J.W. Marriott,
Juhu Tara Road, Juhu,
Mumbai, Maharashtra - 400049

Fees:

30,000 + 5,400(18% GST) = 35,400/- INR