Born on 21 November 1976 in Amolapatty, Nagaon, Assam,
Shrimati Dakshina Sharma has been associated with theatre
from an early age. She trained as an actor at the National
School of Drama, and later worked with its repertory till
Dakshina has acted in a large number of plays based on classical Sanskrit texts, modern classics, as well as western scripts in Hindi and Assamese, with directors such as Shri B.V. Karanth, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Prasanna, Mohan Maharishi, Anuradha Kapur, Rajendra Nath, Ranjit Kapoor, and others in plays such as Matta-Bhagwadjukam-Vilas, Ashad Ka Ek Din, Seema Par, Deewar mein ek Khidki Rehti thi, Ek Inspector se Mulaqat, Ghasiram Kotwal, Antraal, Ram Naam Satya Hai, Keli Gopal, Aur Agle Saal and Rupalim.
Apart from her training in theatre, she has also received training in Sattriya and Odissi dances, as well as Borgeet of Assam.
Dakshina Sharma has directed many plays and conducted a number of theatre workshops in Assam and Delhi, besides designing brochures, costumes, and make-up for a number of plays.
Dakshina has translated Badal Sircar’s Bangla play Teesveen Shatabdi into Assamese. She has been felicitated with the Pratibimb Yuva Puraskar 2011 for her contribution to theatre. Shrimati Dakshina Sharma is awarded the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar of Sangeet Natak Akademi for the year 2010 for her talent in the field of theatre as an Actor.