Arjun Deo Charan

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Arjun Deo Charan
Born (1954-05-10) 10 May 1954 (age 63)
Nationality Indian
Alma mater National School of Drama
Occupation playwright, theatre director
Founder Rammat Theatre Group"
Years active 1974–present
Children Aashish Deo Charan
Awards Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Playwright, 1992

Dr. Arjun Deo Charan is a noted Rajasthani poet, critic, playwright, theatre director and translator.Dr. Arjun Deo Charan is prominent figure in Indian theatre, he shares his position in top 10 theatre personalities of country with Habib Tanvir and Ratan Thiyam . Dr. Charan was born on 10 May 1954 in the village of Mathania, Jodhpur. His father Renvat dan Charan also was a eminent Rajasthani poet and socialist, who had won Sahitya Akademi Award for his notable work Uchhalo. Charan has been the Head of Department of Rajasthani Language in the Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He has been selected as Chairman of Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi, Jodhpur on 26 November 2011 for three years.

The K. K. Birla Foundation has awarded the 21st Bihari Puraskar for 2011 to Arjun deo Charan for his Rajasthani poetry collection "Ghar Tau Ek Nam Hai Bhrosai Rau".[1]

He has been awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi for his book "Dharam Judh" in 1992.[2] He also has been awarded by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi for his contribution to the Rajasthani language theatre in 1999.[3]

Arjun Deo Charan has been awarded by the Bihari Puraskar for 2011 by K.K. Birla Foundation for his Rajasthani poetry collection "GHAR TO EK NAAM HAI BHAROSE RO".[4]

Arjun Deo Charan is the founder of Rammat Theatre Group, Jodhpur, which is one of the prestigious theatre group of country. charan's plays have been performed on several National and International theatre festivals including Bharat Rang Mahotsav .

Charan has performed his play in Karachi, Pakistan.

Recently Charan's play "Meh Raja The Parja" was performed in 3rd Rajasthani Annual International Art Festival" Jaipur by Aashish Deo Charan.


Rajasthani Sahitya Akademi - Award, 1980

Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi Award, 1992.

Highest Award of Rajasthani Bhasa Sahitya Evam Sanskriti Akademi, 1997

Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1999

Maru-Parampara Samman, 2004.

Bihari Puraskar, K.K Birla Foundation, 2011

Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, New Delhi, 2012

Presently, he is the Vice Chairman of India's most prestigious acting school National School of Drama.

He is the first from Rajasthan who got selected as Vice Chairman of NSD.


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ Rajasthani (Since 1974)
  3. ^ Awardees
  4. ^ [1]

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