Awards and Fellowships:
- PhD awarded by University of Hyderabad, 2002.
- Senior Research Fellowship by University Grants Commission, 1997.
- Junior Research Fellowship National Eligibility for Lectureship by University Grants Commission, 1994.
- Awarded Gold Medal in MPA (Theatre Arts) from University of Hyderabad, 1994.
- Won Best Director Award for the play let “Nyvedyam” in National Drama Competitions, 2002.
- Won Best Director Awards for the play “Priyachampodde” at BHEL Drama Competitions, 2002.
- Won Nandi Award for Best Supporting Actor for the Play let “Elakalabonu” in Nandi Drama Competitions, 2003.
- Presented a paper titled 'Where is Theatre?' in a State Level Seminar conducted by P.S. Telugu University, 2002.
- Participated in National Seminar on Theatre Studies conducted by P.S. Telugu University and presented a paper on “Greek Theatre”.
- Presented a paper on ‘Typologies Of Pagativesham Texts’ in 9th All India Fossils conference at Warangal, 2001.
- Jointly presented a paper titled “Pagativesham-Kalaporrpa Avagahana’ with Dr YA Sudhakar Reddy in Folk Arts festival in Nalgonda, 2001, conducted by PS Telugu University.
- Jointly presented a paper titled 'Pagativeshalu –Responding To Change' with Dr YA Sudhakar Reddy in a national seminar conducted jointly by University of Hyderabad and University of Glasgow in Hyderabad, 2001.
- Presented a paper on ‘Children Theatre: Some Ideas’ in a Seminar on Children’s Theatre, conducted by Children Arts Theatre, PS Telugu University, 2005.
Five articles in different Journals and Special issues.
Areas of Interest:
Indian Theatre, Western Theatre, Folk Theatre, Children and Youth theatre, Ritual theatre and theatre in every day life.
Eight years of teaching experience as a Guest Faculty, in the Theatre Department of University of Hyderabad, Osmania University, and PS Telugu University, Hyderabad; and as a Lecturer in the Department of Education in Arts and Aesthetics, NCERT, New Delhi.
School of Performing and Visual Arts,
Room No: 201,
New Academic Block,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
New Delhi - 110068