Who We Are
 
      Navin Kumar (Director and Founder of Purvabhyas)
 
 







PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
 
Diploma in dramatics with specialization in  Direction from Bhartendu Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1983.
 
 DIRECTION
 
Directed a Telefilm “Inspector Matadin Chand Par” for Manju Singh
Directed a feature film ‘KHILAFAT’ starring Sunil Shetty, Jaideep, Prairna Agarwal, Raj Babber, Anupam Kher, Kiran Kumar, Neena Gupta & Ashutosh Gowarikar (Unreleased).
Produced & Directed a serial ‘SAPNO KI DUNIYA’ starring Navin Nischol, Anju Mahendru, Deepak Qazir, Neelam Mehra, Sunil Lahiri, S.P.Dubey, Prairna Agarwal & others.
Worked as Producer & Directed many programmes like Tele-films, Documentaries, Children Programmes, Dramas and many other in Doordarshan Kendra, Mandi House, New Delhi since 1985-1987.
Directed a Documentary on the Cenetenary year of ‘AKBARALLYS’ a well-known corporate house in India
Directed serials ‘AARSI’ & ‘NOKE-JHONK’ for Mr. Balwant Gargi.
Directed 90 minutes Tele-films ‘SANDESA’ & ‘CHITTHI AAI HAI’ for Health Ministry New Delhi.
Written & Directed two Documentaries ‘NAAK’ & ‘BHOOL’.
Worked as a Casting Director & Co-Director in the Zee TV’s Home Production ‘GAUTAM BUDDHA’.
Directed some Quickies.
 
 ACTING
 
Acted in T.V. play ‘CHAHAL’
Acted in T.V. serials ‘AAZADI KI KAHANI’, ‘NOK-JHONK’ & ‘EK DIL HAZAR AFSANE’.
Acted in Telefilm ‘CHITTHI AAI HAI’.
Acted in Raman Kumar’s serials ‘AGNICHAKRA’ & SANSAR’
Acted in Vinod Pandey’s serials ‘D-LINE’ & ‘MERA HUMSAFAR’.
 
THEATRE
 
25 years experience of Directing the plays at National & International level.
Conducted 20 Adult & Children Acting Training Production oriented workshops in India.
Worked with eminent persons of the Theatre field from abroad, such as JOHN RETALLACK (London), JOHN CLARK (Australia), PETER BROOK & FIRTDZ VENEVITZ.
 
DIRECTION
 
Directed over 50 plays viz.SHARAARAT, PYAAR HUA CHORI- CHORI, SUGANDHI, JANKI-RADHA-MOZEL, EK RAAT,INSPECTOR MATADEEN CHAND PAR, MRICHHAKATIKAM, URUBHANG, BHAGVADAJJUKAM, ASHAD KA EK DIN, SAINYA BHAYE KOTWAL, RAKTABEEJ, ASTAVAKRA, CUCKOO, CHAUKIDAR, BARAH PENTIS, EK THA GADHA URF ALADAD KHAN, ANDHERI NAGRI, KYA MAZE KI BAAT, SITARA, SANKRAMAN, DEVDASI, MOCK DOCTOR, JIPSY, ZOO STORY, PROPOSAL, MULLATO, GHOSTS,EVERYTHING IS FAIR IN LOVE, ETC.
 
ACTING
 
Acted in over 25 plays in various roles viz. JULIUS CAESAR, TUGLAQ, EVAM INDRAJEET, KHAMOSH ADALAT JARI HAI, PAGLA GHORA, AADHE ADHURE, ZOO STORY, MAREECH SAMVAD, DAKU, SATYAVAN SAVITRI, ASHTAVAKRA, ETC.
 
WRITING
 
Written full length plays ‘CHAUKIDAR’, ‘SANKRAMAN’, ‘DRAUPADI EKALAP’.
Written children plays ‘BACHCHA MASTER’ & JAISI KARNI VAISI BHARNI’.
Dramatized Alexander Pushkin’s Long Poem ‘GIPSY & STONE GUEST’.
Written songs for many plays.
 
BACK STAGE
 
Designed set in over 20 plays
Designed & operated lights in over 50 plays.
 
OTHERS
 
Called as an expert by U.P.R.N.N. Lucknow in Drama Competition.
Worked as Assistant Technical Director in APNA UTSAV in 1986