Saumya JoshiAn award-winning playwright, director, actor and poet, Saumya Joshi is widely known for his contributions to the world of theatre, filmmaking and screenwriting. His critically acclaimed play, ‘Welcome Zindagi’ and his screenplays for films like "Dhaandho" and "Shu Thayu?" are where he skilfully crafts compelling narratives. His critically acclaimed play “102 Not Out’ has been performed more than 600 times in India and abroad. It has also been adapted into a film starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rishi Kapoor.
A few of his original plays include Tututu Tutu Tara, Dharoke Tame Manji Chho, Mahatma Bomb, and Dost Chokkas Ahin Nagar Vasatun Hatun. He was also the dialogue writer and lyricist of the National award-winning film ‘Hellaro’. From designing ‘WINGS’, an esteemed theatre festival in 2005 to mentoring several, he has been spreading his knowledge to aspiring artists and students. His other credited works include a collection of his poems in a book titled ‘The Greenroom’, and the web & TV series ‘Faadu’ and ‘Tamanna’.
Saumya's exceptional talent has been recognized with numerous accolades and awards. Some of these notable honours include the esteemed B.K. Thakore Award and Ravji Patel Award for his poetic contributions. Additionally, he has been bestowed with the Gujarat Rajya Gaurav Puruskar (2007), Girnar Natya Shiromani Puraskar (2012), and Times of India Face of The Year (2002).