Ira Dubey

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Ira Dubey
Dubey on Lakme Fashion Week 2017
Parent(s)Ravi Dubey
Lillete Dubey
RelativesNeha Dubey (sister)
Lushin Dubey (aunt)

Ira Dubey is an Indian actress who has appeared on TV, in theatre[1] and in Bollywood films.


Dubey was born in Delhi, India to Ravi Dubey and Lillete Dubey, an actress. She has one sister, Neha Dubey.

Being involved in performance since the age of six, Dubey has had a career in both film and theater. At Yale, she trained in speech and movement development, Shakespeare, Meisner and the Michael Chekhov acting technique along with other acting theories. She performed in over ten productions there, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, The House of Bernarda Alba and Beckett's shorts.

Dubey's theatrical work in India includes Womanly Voices, 30 Days in September, Wedding Album, Adhe Adhure and August: Osage County with the Primetime Theatre Company; The President Is Coming with QTP productions and The Maids with the Industrial Theatre Company. Since 2014 she has been performing and touring with the internationally acclaimed one woman show, Heather Raffo's 9 Parts of Desire, directed by Lillete Dubey, which has been hugely appreciated by audiences and critics alike across India and South Africa. She appeared in Tennessee Williams' Glass Menagerie, directed by Rajit Kapur, and played Portia in Vickram Kapadia's production of William Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. She played Nora in Pushan Kripalani's production of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House.

Her film credits include Marigold (2007) directed by Willard Caroll and The President is Coming (2009) produced by Rohan Sippy and directed by Kunal Roy Kapoor.

She played the role of Pinky Bose in the movie Aisha (2010), which was directed by Rajshree Ojha, in which she starred alongside Sonam Kapoor and Abhay Deol.

She also featured in Graveyard Shift, an independent film written and directed by Ahmed Fiyaz; M Cream, an English film written and directed by Agneya Singh, produced by Agniputra Films and co-starring Barry John, Tom Alter, Lushin Dubey, and Imaad Shah (winner, Best Feature Film, Rhode Island International Film Festival); Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend, written by Manu Rishi Chadda, directed by Dubai-based Japinder Baweja and Best Actress Award at the third Indian Cine International Film Festival.

She has been a film critic on television for Sony Pix for a weekly show called Chicks on Flicks for a total of 108 episodes. She spent the summer of 2014 training at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York in the Chekhov Intensive Workshop, and trained at Adishakti in the autumn of 2015 in Pondicherry, India. She recently finished shooting Mahesh Dattani's 30 days in September, a poignant story about child sexual abuse in which she plays the lead, for Zee TV.

In 2016, in addition to playing Nora in A Doll's House, she completed shooting for two feature films, Dharma & Red Chillies Productions' Dear Zindagi, directed by Gauri Shinde and starring Alia Bhatt and Shah Rukh Khan and an independent feature film, Shehjar, directed by Nikhil Allug,[2] in which she plays the lead.[3]

She currently hosts a show for Zee TV called A Table for Two.[4]


Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes Ref
2007 Marigold
2009 The President Is Coming Archana Kapoor
2010 Aisha Pinky Bose [citation needed]
2011 Turning 30 Yamini Punjwani
2012 M Cream Jay [5][6]
2015 Dilliwali Zaalim Girlfriend Nimmy [7]
2015 Aisa Yeh Jahaan Ananya Saikia
2016 Dear Zindagi Fatima/Fatty [8][9]
2017 Shehjar Mariyam [10]
2022 The Daughter Short [11]

Television & Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Platform References
2000 Apna Apna Style Kavita Zee TV
2019 Parchhayee- Ghost Stories by Ruskin Bond Rima/Rosie ZEE5
2021, 2023 Potluck Akanksha Shastri Sony LIV [12]
2023- Scoop TBA Netflix [13]


  1. ^ "Theatre artiste Lillete Dubey brings three of her well-known plays to Bengaluru". Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  2. ^ "เว็บสล็อตออนไลน์ สล็อตเว็บตรงไม่ผ่านเอเย่นต์ - Slot Online".
  3. ^ Nilanjana Basu. "Ira Dubey Travels To Her Favourite Destination In Her Dreams, Asks "What's The Harm?"".
  4. ^ "A Table For Two Season 2 Promo: Ira Dubey Returns With New Stars, New Conversations, And The Same Fun - Zee5 News". ZEE5. 1 April 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  5. ^ "M Cream movie review: Ira Dubey, Imaad Shah starrer is interesting but pretentious". The Indian Express. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  6. ^ "M Cream director viewed me against the typical: Ira Dubey". Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  7. ^ "Theatre actress 'Ira Dubey' has three upcoming films". The Indian Express. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  8. ^ "Theatre's a kind of addiction, says Ira Dubey". The Asian Age. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  9. ^ Ahuja, Poonam (25 November 2016). "Dear Zindagi reminds you to be true to your friendship: Ira Dubey". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  10. ^ Ramnath, Nandini (7 December 2017). "In movie 'Shehjar', a Kashmiri family arrives in Mumbai on a mysterious mission". Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  11. ^ "Short film The Daughter to screen at Dharamshala International Film Festival 2022 on November 4". Retrieved 19 August 2023.
  12. ^ "Cyrus Sahukar on Reuniting With Ira Dubey For Potluck: Got Many Sweet Messages From Aisha Fans". News18. 8 September 2021. Retrieved 14 June 2023.
  13. ^ "A Tale Of Loss, Love & Nostalgia, This Short Film With Ira Dubey & Naseeruddin Shah Is A Must Watch". ScoopWhoop. 3 May 2020. Retrieved 14 June 2023.

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