I have 10 years of Improv experience both as a trainer and performer. I have performed in over 100 shows across India including short form, long form improv and even musicals. I have taken dozens of Improv workshops from a duration to 2 to 50 hour programs. I have facilitated workshops for corporate clients namely Google, Uber, Philips, Decathlon, BCG, Paper Boat, Sony etc
I am the co-founder and former Artistic Director of Improv Comedy Bangalore (ICB), an improv theatre company based out of Bangalore. I would set up and curated shows, workshops and nurture the improv community through the brand of ICB. www.ICBangalore.com.
I am also the founder and Festival Director of Bengaluru Improv Festival - India's first and only Improv theatre festival. I have run two editions of this behemoth international fest - 2018 and 2019. Both in the month of November and 5 days long, this festival has seen participation from over 200 artists coming in from 15 different countries. Find out more on www.bengaluruimprovfest.com.
My Improv Story
Improv all started for me back in July 2010 in Mumbai. I signed up for my first ever workshop then and it has been the most incredible journey ever since. My initial years of Improv were learnt under the directorship of Adam Dow, the former Artistic Director of ICM in Mumbai. After having moved to Bangalore in 2015, I continued my pursuit of Improv in an altogether new city, with new people and a new entertainment culture.
I was fortunate enough to have the backing of Jus Trufs Cafe at Jakkur who jumped onboard the idea of doing an Improv show and with that Improv Comedy Bangalore was born. July 2015 onwards I have been learning and performing with ICB and growing the community of improv, of those who enjoy watching it and are enthusiastic to participate in it too. Since then, I have been grateful to have found an amazing set of people who I continue to work with taking workshops and performing shows with new interested people getting added which has only grown the ICB family more and more.
Bangalore has also become the hotspot for international improvisers to come and I along with ICB have played host to people from so many places such as Japan, US, Finland, Greece, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Poland, Israel and more..
Specialized Workshop Offerings
I take Improv classes, coaching and facilitation work for people of all demographics and backgrounds. Some of my work is very specialized and have been created as modules from my own artistic journey in Improv.
My Improv Philosophy
I teach my Improv with the purpose of helping the participant discover themselves as they figure their way through the exercise and game. Improv, as an art leaves an impact when the activity allows for a peek or reflection of the individual to know who they are and how they stand in an ever social world.