Rashi Bunny, an accomplished Indian Theatre Artist, is well known in the country as a serious and committed actor and an innovative director. She is also a transformation facilitator, healer & poet. She is the Founder of Banjara Theatres (known for its innovative, meaningful & uplifting plays since 2001) and Director, Bombay Hatss (‘Bringing Experiences Alive’ since 2014), both based in Mumbai, India.
Her theatre training in the USA and mentorship under the legendary Theatre Directors and stalwarts like E. Alkazi, Shaymanand Jalan and Ratan Thiyam in India have chiseled her into an awakened and socially responsible artist. Her worldwide travel as a Solo Performer, awards & accolades in various national & International Theatre festivals representing India have exposed her to performance styles and diverse themes for sensitization through the Arts.
In 2005 she was selected as the 50 Icons of India – Emerging personalities by Sahara Group and in 2013 Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi awarded her with the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Theatre Direction: highest national award given to an artist below 40 years from Government of India in the field of Performing Arts in recognition of exceptional talent and luminosity.
During her 20 years of journey as an actor/ director and facilitator/ healer, she has traveled from Assam to Gujarat, from Amritsar to Kanyakumari in India, as well as to countries like USA, UAE, UK, Sweden, Belgium, Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic,
Netherlands, Russia, Armenia, Bangladesh, South Korea and Canada. As a coach for workshops using the tools of Theatre, Art, Music, Creative Movement Choreography & Meditation with people from all ages/ sects/ social strata & professional backgrounds, she has touched the lives of thousands across the country. Her Theatre workshop series for students, teachers and youth in various colleges of repute and premiere institutes like IIM and IITs are popular for their unique empowering tools using Performing arts & spiritual insights. Various organizations have witnessed an irreversible transformation and individual as well as team excellence as an impact of her workshops.
Rashi Bunny is a simple, joyful, dynamic woman who believes that it is mandatory for human beings to taste the elixir of life at least once and touch the hidden pool of talent and power within. Her socio-spiritual workshops are aimed at creating the next generation of global citizens who can beautifully merge the two seemingly disparate worlds of ‘heart’ and ‘mind’ into one. For this reason she works closely with teenagers, children and Expecting Parents as well as top notch corporates who can cast an influence on reformation of national/ social policies.
Last year celebrated her dedication of empowering & healing through the Arts by conferring on her two awards: “AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE FOR TRANSFORMATION THROUGH THEATRE” from ALL, India Chapter of World Economic Forum & Divine Vibrations Mumbai and Recognition as the “ SOCIAL LEADER OF THE YEAR 2017”, Future Woman Leader Summit & Awards, UBS Transformance, Mumbai, India.
She has recently become the chair of President, ALL Theatre & Arts of the World Economic Forum (WEF), a worldwide web of women’s leadership, friendship and entrepreneurship with over 700 chapters across 150 countries.
RASHI BUNNY has been successfully taking training courses and teaching at Auro Univeristy, Sri Aurobindo Centre for Arts & Communication Delhi, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIM Indore & St. Xaviers College, Mumbai since year 2001.