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
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.