Acting and Performance

Gaurav began his training with Barry John at the Imago School of Acting in Delhi. After doing the diploma course in acting, he worked as an assistant teacher to Barry John for two years.

In Mumbai for nine years, he acted in films and tv serials while participating in a wide variety of performance workshops with teachers from India and abroad. Apart from this, he read extensively the works of the greatest theatre practitioners as well as classic literature and drama. By conducting his own workshops with fellow theatre artists, he was able to work on his own interpretations and practice. He continued and developed his physical training, using his long experience in martial arts along with exposure to classical dance forms and physical training by theatre artists.

In 2011, he met Thomas Leabhart, and start learning Corporeal Mime. He also began training in the Suzuki method. Clowning is something that he is especially passionate about, and he both trains and teaches this, working on both traditional clowning and T’Chi Clown, a kind of clowning using Tai Chi principles, developed by French clown teacher Edmond Morsilli.

He played the role of Ramesh, a police officer, in Shankar’s Fairies, a self-produced independent film.


Theatre Director, Filmmaker, Martial Artist, Teacher