Anil Tickoo awarded National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

President Ram Nath Kovind presenting National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award to Anil Tickoo on Wednesday.
President Ram Nath Kovind presenting National Sangeet Natak Akademi Award to Anil Tickoo on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Feb 6: Natrang actor Anil Tickoo has been conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Acting by the President Ram Nath Kovind, here today at a glittering function at Rahstrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.
Anil Tickoo has created the history for being the first actor from of Jammu & Kashmir who has been honored 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 and there-after he created history after history and 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.
Son of Pushkar Nath Tickoo, who was the well-known radio playwright in Urdu, Anil was born in 1970 in the family of literature background. Known by the beast of acting and a master degree holder in Physics, 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. Since last 30 years, he is working as Astt 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 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. His directorial works were much appreciated for scenic design and creative lighting.


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