Roshen Alkazi



Born in 1923 in Bombay, Shrimati Roshen Ebrahim Alkazi studied costume designing briefly at Victaria and Albert Museum, London. She has been a costume designer for over 40 years, first with the Theatre Group and Theatre Unit in Bombay, and later with the National School of Drama, Delhi. She has designed costumes for over 70 produc- tions, among them Danton’s Death, Hori, and Jasma Odan. King Lear, Othello, and the television serial Mullah Nasruddin are among the more recent productions with which she has been associated. Shrimati Roshen Alkazi has taught costume designing at New Delhi Polytechnic and was involved with children's theatre for several years. She has published a book on Ancient Indian Costume and two volumes of verse: Seventeen Poems and Seventeen More Poems. Director of Art Heritage, her own contemporary art gallery in Delhi, Shrimati Roshen Alkazi is now working on a book on medieval Indian costume. Shrimati Roshen Alkazi receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to costume design- ing in Indian theatre.