Born on 18 August 1977 in Kalyan, Maharashtra, Shri Mohit Takalkar holds a postgraduate degree in Theatre Practice from the University of Exeter, United Kingdom. A recipient of the Homi Bhabha Fellowship, Charles Wallace Scholarship and Sahitya Rangabhoomi Fellowship, Shri Mohit Takalkar is the Artistic Director of Aasakta Kalamanch. He has organized and attended many workshops at the national and international level. In recognition of his talent in the field of theatre, Shri Mohit Takalkar has been awarded by various institutions including the Maharashtra State Award, the Shankar Nag Theatre Award, the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award, and the Aditya Vikram Birla Kalakiran Award. Shri Mohit Takalkar is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2016 for his notable talent in the field of theatre direction.