R. K. Dhingra



Born in 1928 in Quetta, now in Pakistan, Shri R. K. Dhingra is a well-known name in the field of stagecrafts. He specializes in lighting design. Over the past forty years, Shri Dhingra has designed lights for over two thousand productions by leading theatre groups of Delhi such as Dishantar, L.T.G., Stagedoor, Tag, Yarik, Bhoo- mika, Ruchika, and Delhi Art Theatre. He has designed lighting for eminent directors and choreographers including Alyque Padamsee, B.V. Karanth, Habib Tanvir, Om Shivpuri, B.M. Shah, Sheila Bhatia, Narendra Sharma, Mohan Upreti, Maya Rao and R. K. Singhajit Singh. He has been associated with Delhiā€™s leading agency for stagecrafts, Modern Stage Service, for many years. He has designed stage lighting for fifty halls in different parts of the country. He has also worked with leading theatre and dance groups visiting India from abroad. R.K. Dhingra has to his credit several sound-and-light shows. Shri Dhingra has been conferred the Bharatiya Natya Sangh Award, the Sahitya Kala Parishad Award and other honours for his dedicated work in theatre arts. Shri Dhingra receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to theatre as a lighting designer.