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, Gaurav participated in many workshops with teachers from India and abroad, exploring many different techniques of acting. Apart from this, he read extensively the works of the greatest theatre practitioners as well as classic literature and drama, and worked on these ideas in workshops with fellow theatre artists. He continued and developed his own physical training and practice, using his long training in martial arts along with exposure to classical dance forms and physical training by theatre artists.

He continues to learn new techniques, especially in physical theatre, and is developing an actor training of his own. He is currently working on Corporeal Mime, Suzuki, and Clowning.

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.


Theatre Director, Filmmaker, Martial Artist, Teacher