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Tiku at Neerja success bash
|Born||Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh|
Yogendra Tiku is an Indian film, television and stage actor, born and brought up at Allahabad, India. He has been successful in entertainment industries including theater plays, TV serials and Bollywood movies, like No One Killed Jessica (2011) and Queen (2014).
Tiku has been involved with theatre since childhood. His acting career began with the theatre group "Prayag Rang Manch" of Allahabad, and he then had roles in productions such as Bahut Bada Sawaal, Panchi Aise Aate Hain, Khamosh Adalat Jari Hai, and Andher Nagri Chaupat Raja. He then moved to Nairobi for eight years, acting in many Hindi, Punjabi and Gujarati plays.
While in Nairobi he joined a professional English theatre group called Phoenix Players and with them acted in productions such as The Taming of the Shrew, Moon On The Rainbow Shawl and The Noble Spaniard. After coming back from Nairobi, He did plays like Omar Khayyam, with DAT, and later plays like ILA, Rang Bhoomi etc.
He attended Gandharva Maha Vidyalaya of Ahmedabad and learned Indian classical music, under the guidance of a famous guru and singer Smt. Saroj Gundani. It added advantages to grow his career in singing. He had sung many jingles in Indian as well as in Swahili language. He also composed many jingles for various products.
Tiku is an "A" grade Drama Voice of All India Radio (AIR). He has acted in various plays broadcast by AIR, and continues to do so.
He also did modeling for companies like Max New York Life Insurance, Maruti Suzuki, Tata Indicom Walky, Bharat Matrimony, Britannia Milk Products, Fortune Rice Bran Oil, Coca-Cola, Amazon etc. These TV commercials can be seen on YouTube.
Writer and director
Plays directed by Tiku include:
- Pappa Ko Ho Gaya Pyar
- Paisa Paisa Paisa
- Shakuntala... written and directed
- Mahavir... written and directed
- Beeswin Sadi Mein Kahin... Written for AIR
- Gandhi... Written for AIR
- English August (1994)
- Everybody Says I'm Fine! (2001)
- No One Killed Jessica (2011)
- Losing Gemma
- Dabangg 2
- Bajatey Raho (2013)
- Queen (2014)
- Ankhon Dekhi (2014)
- Neerja (2016)
- Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran (2018)