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Ayesha Raza

Ayesha Raza developed a natural inclination for the theatre since it was and continues to be an intrinsic part of her life. Her two grand-aunts, the famous and talented nonagenarian, Zohra Sehgal and Uzra Butt have left their mark on the theatre. Both these actors, now celebrities in their own right were closely associated with Prithvi theatre. Ayesha’s mother too started her acting career with the theatre group ‘Yatrik’ in Delhi in 1950 and continues to act to date.

Having been predisposed to the stage, Ayesha thus went on to do her theatre training from the Dramatic Art and Design Academy in New Delhi under the guidance of Amal and Nissar Allana. Her first professional performance was a theatre piece which drew from the genre of the physical theatre. Called ‘The Mahabharata Project’, it was directed by Zuleikha Chaudri and was specially conceived for the Prague Quadrennial 2003. It later travelled to many national and international theatre festivals.

Once in Mumbai, Ayesha began to work with the Industrial Theatre Company. So far she has acted in CLOGGED ARTERIES directed by Pushan Kriplani, in URSULA, BLACKBIRD, ALL THE WORLD’S A SHARE A CAB directed by Rehaan Engineer and in FIREFACE directed by Pushan Kriplani and Arghya Lahiri. Besides being an actor with the company, she has also overseen various aspects of the productions.

Ayesha is also a voice artiste and comes across as a sincere actor. Her performances in ALL THE WORLD’S…and in FIREFACE have indeed been good. And although she has only worked in English theatre till now, she is looking forward to being involved with Hindi and Urdu theatre as well. Directors would do well to pay attention to this beautiful and committed young actor!

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