Mohan Maharishi

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Mohan Maharishi
Occupation playwright
Awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Award - Direction - 1992

Mohan Maharishi (Hindi: मोहन महर्षि) is an Indian theatre director, actor and a playwright. He was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 'Direction' in 1992.[1]

Early life[edit]

Mohan Maharishi graduated from National School of Drama, New Delhi in 1965,[2] and later served as its Director 1984-86.[3]


Mohan Maharishi is most known for his revolutionary plays in Hindi, such as Einstein (1994),[4] Raja Ki Rasoi Vidyottamā [5] and Saanp Seedhi. and also countless Hindi plays that he has directed over the years, including, Andhayug, Rani Jindan (Punjabi), Othello, Ho Rahega Kuchh Na Kuchh inspired by Marsha Norman's 1983 English play, "'Night, Mother" [6][7] and Dear Bapu (2008). Amongst notable play written by him include, "Einstein", "Raja Ki Rasoi", "Joseph Ka Mukadma", "Deewar Mein Khidki Rehti Thi" and "Ho Rahega Kuch Na Kuch".[6]

Previously, he had also remained the Theatre Advisor to the Government of Mauritius (1973–1979). After his return from Mauritius he started teaching at 'Department of Indian Theatre', Panjab University, Chandigarh, and in 1987, he started his second tenure as the Professor and Department Head of the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Chandigarh, and lived in Chandigarh till his retirement in 2004,[4] and moving back to New Delhi, he set up Natwa Theatre Society.[8]

Mohan Maharishi is known for his simplistic yet theatrically sound and heartwarming productions and is widely regarded as one of the best directors Indian theatre has ever produced.


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