Niranjan Goswami

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Niranjan Goswami
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Born
Dhaka, Bangladesh
OccupationMime artist
Stage director
Known for Mime [ Mukabhinaya]
Awards Padma Shri [Sangeet Natak Akademi]
Websitewww.mimeindia.in

Niranjan Goswami is an Indian mime artist and stage director, credited by many with pioneering the art form of mime in India. [1] [2] He is the founder of Indian Mime Theatre, a group promoting the art of Mukhabhinaya (silent acting). [3]

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Career

He started his career in the late 1960s with Bahurupi, a local theatre group, but later joined Rabindra Bharati University for a course in theatre. [2] In 1976, he founded Indian Mime Theatre for promoting mime and has performed on many stages in India and abroad. [4] He is a visiting professor at the National School of Drama (NSD) and many other theatre institutions. [5] He received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2002. [6] The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2009, for his contributions to Arts. [7]

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References

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  3. "About Us". Indian Mime Theatre. 2016. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
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