Feroz Abbas Khan

Birthday: 1959
Born on 1959, Feroz Abbas Khan has various feathers to his cap; he is a director, playwright and screenwriter. He is renowned for playwrights including Tumhari Amrita, Saalgirah, Gandhi Viruddh Gandhi and Salesman Ramlal. He has the credit of being the artistic director of the 'Prithvi Theatre' located in Mumbai. In fact he was the first one to hold this position. It is a significant platform for the young. The International Prithvi Theater Festival was organized by Feroz together with late Jennifer Kapoor. Feroz Abbas Khan has always been involved in trying new forms and he also has the credit of bringing mainstream approval for Hindi theatres. He is into the cinema and stage industry for more than 20 years. He has directed some of the wonderful actors in cinema as well as stage. His productions make one think and that is his forte. Some plays are enlivening too. His productions have made their foray both in India and abroad. There is always full audience for his plays, and his plays have received international praise. He has worked in various theatres; The Waterman's Arts Centre in London, Amphi-theatre in Los Angeles, and the Durban Playhouse in South Africa are some. He makes his presence felt through his plays which have traveled extensively to North America, Middle East, South East Asia, South Africa etc. All The Best and Saalgirah were the comedies that were under his production, during his initial stages. His production Mahatma v/s Gandhi created ripples. It was commended by prominent newspapers in India and it also received stupendous welcome from news channels like NKK in Japan and BBC. Some of the excellent acting stars including Naseeruddin Shah, Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Farooque Shaikh, Kirron Kher , Seema Biswas, Boman Irani, Satish Kaushik etc. have produced exemplary acting skills under his direction. Feroz Abbas Khan has always pursued excellence and his theatre company is actively though silently involved in social service. The fans of motion picture were blessed with the entry of Feroz as his production ' Gandhi My Father' was appreciated by the Harvard University. A noteworthy point is that he not only conceived and helmed the script but directed a work for the Government of India.

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