Pabitra Rabha



Born on 31 January 1976 in Jalah-Nabhanga village of Palahgar, Tangla town in Udalguri – a contiguous district of Bodo Territorial Autonomous District, Assam, Shri Pabitra Rabha finished his graduation from Gauhati University before earning a P.G. Diploma in Acting from the National School of Drama (2000-2003).
Shri Pabitra Rabha received his training at NSD with specialization in acting, but he is also known for his designing skills in lighting, sets, stage property, mask-making, make-up and costume. He has designed, directed and choreographed several plays in different languages including Khwmchi Muga (a Bodo translation of Dharamveer Bharti's famous Hindi play Andha Yug), and A-Chik A-Song (in Garo language). Some of the plays written by him are – Pua Athta Ekoies (Assamese), Du- Kon (Garo language), etc. His various skills have earned him the responsibilities of technical in-charge of various theatre festivals such as Bharat Rang Mahotsav. He has also been instrumental in organizing the Jharkhand Janajatiya Khetriya Mahotsav, and The Rhythm of Bordoisila – concentrating on all the traditional folk performances of North-east India. In 2003 he started his socio-cultural organization Dapon – The Mirror, which is the world's only all dwarfs theatre group. Forty dwarfs from across Assam are part of Dapon. Khil-Khilai under Dapon is another wing concentrating on Theatre-in-Education where children are taught to adjust themselves in various other activities.
Shri Pabitra Rabha has received a Junior Fellowship (HRD). Reliance Foundation recognized his efforts to work with the dwarfs of Assam by honouring him with the CNN-IBN Real Hero Award (2012).
Shri Pabitra Rabha receives the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2011 for his notable talent in Theatre as a director.