Another Natrang artist selected for Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 7/19/2019 10:28:18 AM

JAMMU, Jul 18: Yet another artist of Natrang brought laurels for the state of Jammu and Kashmir for being selected for the award by Sangeet Natak Akademi’s prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar in theatre acting.
This time it is Sunil Palwal, who has been selected for prestigious award in the field of Theatre acting. Natrang Director Balwant Thakur while complimenting Sunil Palwal said, “It’s a proud moment for Natrang and all his fellow artists. This is not the first occasion when Sunil created history. The day when he surprised us by featuring in one of the most expensive and biggest ever theatre production of India, ‘Mughal-e-Azam’ as Saleem, under the direction of Feroz Abbas Khan, I knew that sky is the limit for him.” Balwant Thakur further added that Sunil also has the credit of featuring in yet another blockbuster theatre production ‘Devdaas’ in which he played the lead ‘Devdaas’ under the direction of Saif Hyder Hasan.
Sunil Kumar Palwal- a well known theatre actor was born on May 22, 1985 and started his theatre career in the year 2002 as a child actor with a Jammu based theatre group ‘Natrang’. Born and brought up in Jammu, he completed his graduation from GGM Science college before he get selected for one year diploma in Drama from Himachal Cultural Research Forum & Theatre Academy Mandi, Himachal Pradesh and FTII (2008) where he got an opportunity to work under numerous actors and directors like Naseeruddin Shah, Saurabh Shukla, Benjamin Gilani, Meeta Vasisht, Tom Alter, Rakesh Bedi, Arvind Pandey, Alok Chatterjee, Ashwath Bhatt and many more.
On stage, Sunil starred in the production of Barff (Saurabh Shukla) and Mughal-e-Azam (Feroz Abbas Khan). Having the credit of performing ‘Devdaas’ and ‘Saleem’ in one of the most celebrated Broadway style plays created in India, Sunil Palwal received critical acclaim and appreciation from all quarters for playing these historical characters. The latter won him best ensemble cast award in the 2017 Broadway World India Awards. He has also the credit of having done the character of Devdas in the play Devdas which was directed by Saif Hyder Hasan. His other plays in which he has proved his mettle and won the acclodes of the theatre fraternity of India includes ‘An Ode to Wisdom’, ‘Clear’, ‘Gunhegaar’, ‘Rizwaan’. ‘Jaanch Padhtaal’, ‘Khamosh! Adaalat Jaari Hai’, ‘Mote Raam Ka Satyagrah’ etc. Right now he is doing series of shows ‘Pajama Party’ as a lead actor under the supreme guidance of Atul Satya Kaushik.



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