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Sachin Gupta
Sachin Gupta 0903.jpg
Born (1978-03-09) 9 March 1978 (age 43)
Delhi, India
OccupationDirector, producer. screenwriter
NationalityIndia
Years active2002–present
Website
sachingupta.net

Sachin Gupta (born 9 March 1978) is an Indian film producer, writer and director.[1] He produces films under Chilsag Motion Pictures and is also an artistic director of Chilsag Chillies Theatre Company.[2] He made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Paranthe Wali Gali (2014).[3] He also shot to fame with Pakhi (2018). Gupta's sojourn into theatre started when he was 12 years old, and to date he has staged more than 100 shows around the world, working as an actor, director and playwright.[4] His award-winning Off Broadway plays include Celebration of Life, Handicapped City,[5] and Kailashnath weds Madhumati. He staged these in New York and in Toronto, Canada for which he got huge appreciation amongst theatre lovers in North America.[1][6] Sachin Gupta was also the recipient of the Natya Bhushan award in 2012.[1][7][4]

Education[edit]

Sachin Gupta was born in New Delhi, India on 9 March 1978. He did his schooling at Summer Fields School, Kailash Colony New Delhi,[8] and then attended Engineering College in Noida UP, India from where he received his bachelor's degree in computer engineering.[7] Later he completed his MBA Degree from Symbiosis Pune. After this he went on to Stratford-upon-Avon in London to study and research William Shakespeare. This inspired him to then go to Fanshawe College in Canada to study theatre. While studying in Ontario he started the Canadian chapter of his theatre company, which immediately became a huge success. He went on to study management programs at Harvard University and studied acting at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York. He has also learned nuances of Shakespearean acting at the Emerson College in the US, and did a case study on Harvard University's American Repertory Theatre. Even while studying management programs, his end goal was theatre acting and filmmaking. He then used everything he learnt at Harvard to fuel his passion into the entertainment industry.[9][10]

Film career[edit]

Gupta made his writing and directorial debut with the critically acclaimed film Paranthe Wali Gali (2014),[11][12][13] produced by Chilsag Motion Pictures, a production company he established in 2012.[14][15][16][17][18]

Year Title Director(s) Writer Producer Cast Genre
2014 Paranthe Wali Gali[19][20] Yes Yes Yes Anuj Saxena, Sushmita Sen, Neha Pawar Drama
2015 Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishq[21] Yes Yes Yes Hiten Tejwani, Neha Pawar,

Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Bhavita Anand

Comedy
2018 Pakhi[22][23][24][25][26] Yes Yes Yes Sumeet Kaul, Anamika Shukla, Pihu, Anmol Goswami Crime drama
2019 Mansukh Chaturvedi ki Atmakatha Yes Yes Yes Sandeep Singh, Shalini Chauhan, Anamika Shukla, Sikandar Khan Comedy
2020 Mango Talkies Yes Yes Yes Sanaya Irani, Sikandar Khan, Dau Dayal Bansal, Noyonita Lodh, Sunil Handa, Ravi Khanna, Susmita Mukherji, Vishal Choudhary, Sumeet Kant Kaul, Seema Pahwa, Shalini Chauhan, Priyanka Lulla, Sandeep Singh, Myra Hope, Tanya Sharma, Himanshu Sharma, Arjun Aujla, Arti Chaddha Anthology series

Theatre career[edit]

Sachin's sojourn into theatre started when he was 12 years old, and to date he has staged seventy-five shows around the world working as an actor, director and playwright. His award-winning Off Broadway plays include Celebration of Life, Handicapped City and Kailashnath weds Madhumati. He staged these in New York and in Toronto, Canada for which he got huge appreciation amongst theatre lovers in North America. His acting career started in his school days where he starred in and produced plays. This continued in college as well, as he slowly developed a passion for theatre and performing arts.[27][28][29][30][31]

In December 2002 he started his Chilsag Chillies Theatre Company, which has produced thirteen original theatre productions written and directed by him addressing various social issues. He has trained more than 300 actors in various acting programs under the acting school he began in 2004.[5][32] The company's very first production, Celebration of Life,[33] was felicitated by the chief minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, and was also appreciated internationally when it was performed at the Factory Theatre, Toronto, Canada and Off-Broadway Theare, New York. Chilsag tied up with the Actor's Experimental Lab in the United States and established Salgane School of Acting in 2003. In 2004, Chilsag Chillies received letters of appreciation from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (former President of India), Shivraj Patil (former Home Minister, India) and the Italian cultural centre and Department of Art and Culture, Government of India for the contribution to theatre.[34] In late 2004, Chilsag laid the foundation of a new venture operationalising corporate theatre across its units. Theatre Pasta,[35] an international theatre magazine, was launched in 2005. Chilsag also stages two of its productions in locations across London in three days with its pack of English actors.

In 2005, Gupta conducted the Three Days Chilsag Chillies Theatre Festival,[36] where he directed eight plays including four full-length plays over three days. Mid-2006 witnessed the initiation of Chilsag Children's Theatre Company and Theatre-in-Education projects. Chilsag Theatre Pasta International Awards successfully started its journey in beginning of 2007. The company staged the premier of its plays A Rollercoaster Ride, Wake Up Call,[37] and Kailashnath Weds Madhumati at one of the premier performing arts location in the capital city, New Delhi.[38] Chilsag took its theatre productions Celebration of Life and Handicapped City[5] to the international forum through shows Off-Broadway (New York City), Factory Theatre (Canada), locations across Boston, West Virginia, and other cities. This year marked the launch of International Repertory for Chilsag with American actors.

In 2009, Chilsag started its own Drama Therapy Centre. Late 2010 witnessed a collaboration with Indian Council for Cultural Relations and production of the play Wake Up Call. In 2011, director Sachin Gupta received the Natya Bhushan, the highest ranking award for his contribution to Hindi theatre. 2015 also witnessed the conceptualisation and production of the biggest musical to be staged in the capital city, Chota Bheem The Musical,[39] which was attended by over 18,000 in the Siri Fort Auditorium. In 2016, Chilsag signed a six-film deal with United States-based production house for the production of meaningful cinema and short films. A new production, Kafan, was also staged in 2017 with collaboration with the Indo-American Friendship Association and supported by the Ministry of Culture.[40]

Internationally, he marked his debut in 2005 as he moved to North America to expand his film and theatre work. Since then he has performed the world over, including major cities like New York, Toronto, London, Birmingham, Boston, Philadelphia, Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Ontario, Orissa, Bangalore, and Goa. He has been invited to perform at some of the most prestigious international festivals. In 2011 he staged his theatre production The Play Begins @8pm in Orissa while working as an actor along with film actor and playback singer Vasundhara Das.[41]

Film and television actors who have worked with Gupta's theatre company include Huma Qureshi, Jitin Gulati, Deepak Wadhwa, Vasundhara Das, Gauri Karnik, Anjum Farooki, Nausheen Ali Sardar,[42] Anuj Saxena, Prerna Wanvari, Kashmira Irani, Shraddha Musale, Rubina Dilaik and Neha Pawar.

He also acted in the play Kailash Nath Weds Madhumati, an Off Broadway musical comedy production in New York in 2009.

Plays written and directed by Sachin Gupta
Year Title Directed Produced Written Genre
2003 Celebration of Life Yes Yes Yes Drama
2004 Handicapped City Yes Yes Yes Crime drama
2005 Suicide is painless Yes Yes Yes Drama
2005 Live telecast Yes Yes Yes Satirical drama
2005 Next Indian Idol Yes Yes Yes Comedy
2005 Great men at work Yes Yes Yes Comedy
2005 No Cheating Today Yes Yes Yes Comedy
2005 Devils Carnival Yes Yes Yes Musical
2005 Don't miss my party Yes Yes Yes Drama
2006 Kailashnath Weds Madhumati Yes Yes Yes Musical comedy
2007 Rollercoaster Ride Yes Yes Yes Fantasy
2007 Wake up Call Yes Yes Yes Drama
2008 Uncle Vanya Yes Yes No Comedy
2008 The Odd Couple Yes Yes No Comedy
2008 A Midsummer Night's Dream Yes Yes No Fantasy fiction
2009 The Cherry Orchard Yes Yes No Drama
2009 A Doll's House Yes Yes No Realistic drama
2009 Hedda Gabler Yes Yes No
2009 The Glass Menagerie Yes Yes No Memory play
2010 The Play Begins at 8pm Yes Yes Yes Drama
2014 All My Sons Yes Yes No Tragedy
2015 Chota Bheem The Musical Yes Yes Yes Musical
2016 Ek Shaam Amrita Ke Naam Yes Yes No
2016 Kafan Yes Yes No Satirical

Short films[edit]

Year Title Director Cast Genre
2017 Bidaai Sachin Gupta Sikandar Khan, Dau Dayal Bansal Crime
2017 My Daughter Sachin Gupta Noyonita Lodh, Sunil Handa, Ravi Khanna Drama
2017 The Beginning Sachin Gupta Susmita Mukherji, Dau Dayal Bansal, Vishal Choudhary Drama
2018 Pihu[43][44][29] Sachin Gupta Sumeet Kant Kaul, Dau Dayal Bansal, Sanaya Irani[45][46] Romance
2020 ManoharJi Ki Nimmi Sachin Gupta Seema Pahwa, Shalini Chauhan, Sikandar Khan, Priyanka Lulla, Sandeep Singh, Dau Dayal Bansal Comedy
2020 Seerat Sachin Gupta Myra Hope, Tanya Sharma, Himanshu Sharma, Arjun Aujla, Arti Chaddha, Crime

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Music Singer Cast
2019 "Naino Tale"[47] Yes Shivang Mathur Shivang Mathur, Asees Kaur Jannat Zubair Rahmani, Manish Tyagi
2019 "Itni Si Kahani" Yes Shivang Mathur Asees Kaur, Abhijeet S, Shivang M. Rohan Mehra, Deepti Sati
2020 "Pehla Janam" Yes Shivang Mathur Shivang Mathur, Prateeksha Srivastava Lyricist - Shayra Apoorva Programming, Mix & Master - Aman Agarwal
2020 "Chunariya" Yes Shivang Mathur Prateeksha Srivastava, Shivang Mathur Lyricist - Shayra Apoorva Music Produced, Mix and Mastered by Rishit Chauhan @ Beatspace Studios, Music Assistant - Chirag Chopra
2020 "Haneya" Yes Shivang Mathur Kalpana Gandharv Lyricist - Shayra Apoorva Arranged & Produced By Rishit Chauhan, Mix By Rishit Chauhan, Mastered By Adil Nadaf And Rishit Chauhan, Strokes - Piyush Sood, Flute - Deepak, Music Assistant - Chirag Chopra

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