Quasar Padamsee

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Quasar Thakore Padamsee (born 20 August 1978) is an Indian stage actor turned theatre director. Both his parents, Alyque Padamsee and Dolly Thakore, are renowned stage actors. His mother was a casting director for the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi in 1982. His father played the role of Jinnah in the same movie.

He studied English Literature at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai.[1] Though he started his career following his father, as an adman, he soon started full-time theatre by starting his own theatre company called QTP (Q Theatre Productions), which is based in Mumbai.

He played cricket for Singapore U-19 team that won the inaugural Tuanku Jaafar Cup. He was an effective left arm medium pacer.

Since 1999, he has directed and produced over 20 plays with his theatre company, Q Theatre Productions. He also works as a stage manager and lighting designer for the theatre productions. He was also the Assistant Director of Tim Supple's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Plays produced in Mumbai by Quasar Thakore Padamsee include

  • The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
  • Minorities
  • All My Sons
  • The Urban Burden[2]

In 2013, he directed "So Many Socks" which was nominated for the META Awards.[3][4] The play, written by Annie Zaidi, is inspired from a book of poems, Kora, written by Tibetan author-activist Tenzin Tsundue, which highlights the problems of Tibetans in exile.