About actor Rashi Bunny




Rashi Bunny (राशी बनी) is an Indian Theatre and Cinema actor. She is known for her solo plays Bhisham Sahni 's Madhavi ,Manjula Padmanabhan's Hidden Fires and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince with director Arvind Gaur. Rashi Bunny was selected as "one of the 50 Icons: Emerging personality of India" by Sahara India group with Rahul Gandhi.She Acted in Duvidha film. Her solo Hidden Fires directed by Arvind Gaur was invited for Queen's Award Project (UK) for Communal harmony.


(Photo: Madhavi solo by Rashi Bunny )


She is guest faculty at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and has lectured widely in schools, colleges and institutes of repute in India and abroad.Rashi also organized theatre workshops for children in schools and worked with different NGOs on social issues.


Following her graduation in Science from Delhi University and after a brief stint at the Living Theatre Academy under Shi. E Alkazi, Rashi pursued her training in Theatre Arts and Design at the University of Alabama and Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA. She is a recipient of Young Artist Scholarship & Junior Fellowship from department of Culture HRD and Ruby Llyod Artistic & academic Excellence award and Best International Student Scholarship Award.She acted as lead in many plays,such as Beth Henley's Abundance and Jules Feiffer's Feiffer's People and worked with directors like Karma Ibsen, Ward Haarbauer and Anne Carmichael.


(photo: Hidden Fires solo by Rashi Bunny)


On her return to India, Rashi Bunny worked with theatre director Arvind Gaur to explore the new language for solo(one man) performances. Rashi acted in many plays with Asmita theatre.Bhisham Sahni 's MADHAVI, her first solo, directed by Arvind Gaur won accolades all over India and abroad. Manjula Padmanabhan's Hidden Fires was Rashi’s second  solo play directed by Arvind Gaur that has been selected by SKP as one of the best plays of year. It was also performed for Queen’s award project ( UK ) for Communal harmony. Rashi 's third solo is Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's The Little Prince(French: Le Petit Prince),directed by Arvind Gaur .It is only solo performance of The Little Prince in the world .It's being done in Hindi for the first time ,adapted by Capt.Rigved and for the first time a single actor is using multimedia and puppetry to tell this world classic fable.


Her fourth solo play Walking Through the rainbow premiered in Chennai and deals with domestic abuse and other NRI issues. Rashi has been awarded for her solo performances by esteemed organizations in India, Russia, Armenia and France. 

Rashi Bunny's other major plays with Arvind Gaur are Mahesh Dattani's Final Solutions,Vijay mishra's Tatt Niranjana,Swadesh Deepak's Court Martial and Sabse Udas Kavita, Munshi Premchand's Moteram ka Satyagrah ,Mahesh Dattani's Tara  and Rajesh Kumar's Me Gandhi Bolto .She also acted in Street play- Teen Kanastar with Asmita theatre group.

As Founder Director of Banjara Theatre Group at IIT Kharagpur  she has designed and directed Dharamveer Bharti's 'Srishti ka Aakhiri admi', Sarveshwar Dayal Saxena's Bakri, Habib Tanveer's Gadhe and many open air productions like Daldal, Swaha-Swaha, Bandar Kaun, Girgit, Pahle Aap, Teen Apahij, Deewaren Kuchh Kehna Chahti hain, Haathi ki Po(n) etc. For the Children's Theatre Wing of Banjara, she has written and directed musicals like Veer Abhimani, Aazadi Muft Nahin, TunTun TunTun Tana Bana & Education gives Real Freedom.
She also conducted Theatre workshops at the IITs, IIMs, at various schools, colleges and NGOs and has lectured widely all over the country. Under the MHRD fellowship, she has written a thesis on Padmashri Ratan Thiyam's Theatre based in Manipur.


Rashi Bunny in Dhuvidha film                                 Hidden fires play by Rashi Bunny 
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