Chandra Shekhar Prasad



Shri Chandra Shekhar Prasad was born on 9 August 1981 in Bishanpur Adhar Village of Sitamarhi in Bihar. He holds a Doctorate in Theatre on the Subject 'Loknatya Nach ka Samajik Sandharbh Mein Vishleshan' in 2013 from the Department of Indian Theatre, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He is also a recipient of the prestigious research fellowship of Inlaks India Foundation. He also worked as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Development and Communication (IOC), Chandigarh. He has been working as the repertory Chief of CEVA Drama Repertory, Chandigarh since August 2012. . Shri Prasad has also worked as a visiting faculty for the Department of Indian Theatre, Punjab University, in 2011. Apart from this, he has held the post of Secretary, Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2013-14.
Shri Chandra Shekhar Prasad has adapted, designed and directed a number of Plays including Gulistan based on the works of Sheikh Saadi, Munshi Premchand Namak ka Daroga, Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's Munna ki Wapsi and Ramkanhai ki Murkhta, Mahasweta Devi's Dayan. Who am I based on Rahi Masoom Raza's novel Os ki boond Marjeeva , a Maithili Play by Avdhesh Pokhrali, Total Gorakhdhanda- based on a Chinese folk tale. He has also worked as a playwright, associate director and lighting designer for many plays.
Shri Chandra Shekhar Prasad is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of the Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2015 for his notable talent in the field of theatre direction.