Born on 31 December 1955, Shri Pradeep Mulye has obtained the degree of G.D. Art (Commercial) from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Mumbai. He has worked in various fields of experimental and professional Marathi theatre.
His career was shaped up by working with prominent personalities of Marathi performing arts such as Parvati Kumar, Damu Kenkre, Vijay Tendulkar, Arvind Deshpande and Satyadev Dubey. He has produced, designed and directed many plays such as Raja Sinh – a children’s dance-drama based on The Lion King for Hunnar in 2003; Sare Prawasi Ghadiche - a dramatized version of the Marathi novel by Jaywant Dalvi adapted by Shafaat Khan in 2009; and Dry Day - a Marathi play by Shafaat Khan produced by Awishkar in 2013. He has been invited to deliver lectures and conduct workshops by numerous institutions including Mumbai University, Academy of Architecture, Royal Academy of Theatre, Rajabhau Natu Pratishthan, Goman Vidya Niketan, Awishkar and Vasant Kala Pratishthan. He has edited some books such as Rangnayak – a biographical book on eminent theatre personality Arvind Deshpande, and Ten Aani Amhi – a collection of articles depicting work of famous Marathi playwright Vijay Tendulkar. Shri Mulye has also been associated with films and television.
For his excellence in the field of Indian theatre, he has been felicitated by many institutions, including the Government of Maharashtra for plays such as Kolishtak (1983), Daddy I Love You (1997), Manomilan (2006), Proposal (2012), and Get Well Soon (2013).
Shri Pradeep Mulye receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Indian theatre as a scenic designer.