Another personality from Jammu has made it to the national scene. Anil Tickoo, an actor of Natrang theatre, actor has been conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting by the President Ram Nath Kovind.
Here is what you need to know about Mr Tickoo:
Anil Tickoo has created the history for being the first actor from of Jammu & Kashmir who has been honoured with this highest honor of the country in the field of performing arts.
Anil started his acting career in the year 1989 with Balwant Thakur’s Theatre Camp under the banner of Natrang and afterwards there was no look back.
He has played lead roles in Natrang’s highly acclaimed plays like ‘Bawa Jitto’, ‘Mahabhoj’, ‘Ghumayee’, ‘Bhoma’, ‘Ghera’, ‘Comedy of Terrors’, ‘Suno Eh Kahani’, ‘Bagia Bancha Ram Ki’, ‘Kanjoos’, ‘Fandi’, ‘Holi’, ‘Poster’, ‘Aap Hamare Hain Kaun’, ‘Rakt-Beej’, ‘Kava Chala Hans Ki Chaal’, “Bichoo”, ‘Mind Games’ ‘Sainyan Bhaye Kotwal’and many more.
Born in 1970, Anil Tickoo is son of Pushkar Nath Tickoo, a well-known radio playwright in Urdu,
Anil is considered as one of the most celebrated actors of Indian Theatre and has the credit of having participated over 150 National and International Theatre Festivals including Frankfurt International Theatre Festival, Frankfurt (Germany) and Days of India in Russia.
For the last 30 years, he is working as Assistant Director (Hony) and has been given the responsibility of production department of Natrang.
In addition to this, he has also been associated with the projects like ‘Theatre for Mass Motivation’ and the Theatre for Population Education, Theatre Laboratory of Natrang supported by UNESCO, UNICEF and The Ford Foundation USA.
A gentleman who is at the helm of affairs is a one man institution who not only played many characters on stage but has also directed plays like ‘Baba Ki Jai Ho’, ‘Damaad’, ‘Panja’, ‘Natak Nahein’, ‘Khel Ghar’, ‘Refund’, ‘Chehre’, ‘Salvaton Mein Sanwaad’, ‘Baje Dhindhora’, “Kya Yeh Sach Hai” and Tankara Ka Gaana.
Anil Tickoo’s directorial works have been appreciated for their aesthetic design and creative lighting.