Bansi Kaul was an Indian theatre director and the founder of Rang Vidushak, a theatre group in Bhopal.
14 Facts About Bansi Kaul
Bansi Kaul was a recipient of the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor, in 2014, and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1995.
Bansi Kaul was a designer and associate show director for the 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and the art director for the 1986 and 1987 Khajuraho Festival.
Bansi Kaul was born on 23 August 1949 into a Kashmiri Pandit family in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir.
Bansi Kaul was interested in art and painting from an early age.
Bansi Kaul was exposed to amateur theater groups in Kashmir.
Bansi Kaul moved to New Delhi to join the National School of Drama, but, did not qualify for the first time, before successfully retrying.
Bansi Kaul graduated from the institute with a specialization in stagecraft in 1973.
Bansi Kaul directed and produced over 100 plays through his career, with some of his notable plays included Aala Afsar based on Nikolai Gogol's satirical play The Government Inspector, Kahan Kabir based on the collected works of poet-saint Kabir, and Sidhi Dar Sidhi urf Tukke pe Tukka an adaptation of Chinese folktale "Three promotions in succession".
Bansi Kaul was one of the lead designers and an associate show director for the 2010 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony.
Bansi Kaul was awarded the 1995 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honor in 2014.
Bansi Kaul was the recipient of the 2016 Rashtriya Kalidas Samman for Kahan Kabir.
Bansi Kaul received the 1994 Shikhar Samman from the Government of Madhya Pradesh, and the 1995 Safdar Hashmi Award from the Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Bansi Kaul died from cancer on 6 February 2021, in Delhi.