About Agnes Of God
Best Director & Best Innovative Sound Design
KAIZAAD KOTWAL is an actor/writer/director/producer/ designer for stage, film and television with over 150 credits to his name here in India and abroad. He taught theatre and media studies in the US for over 20 years and upon returning to India in 2009 has worked on stage and film including Khoobsurat, Airlift, Inkaar, Roy, Rough Book and many others. He won an EMMY Award in the US for his art direction on a PBS docudrama.
Best Actor in a Lead Role (Female)
AVANTI NAGRAL is an 18-year old performing artist and this is her first theatrical performance as Agnes. She has performed at venues across India, including the Gateway of India, NCPA, Prithvi Theater and Siri Fort. Her diverse music repertoire extends across both Western and Indian music. Avanti is also passionate about Public Health and Medicine, having done work in Music Therapy, Anemia, Organ Donation and CPR/Emergency Care. Avanti will be attending Harvard University in 2016.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Female)
ANAHITA UBEROI is an actor, director and producer who has worked extensively in New York, Mumbai and Germany spanning thirty years. She will be seen in her soon to be released film – Dharma’s “Kapoor and Sons” and the British TV series “Indian Summers.” Anahita worked as an assistant director in New York on fifteen productions where she has worked with Oscar and Tony award winners. She has assisted Vijaya Mehta on three German productions as well. She is a compere, theatre teacher and a creative consultant who curates multidisciplinary events.
Best Light Design
HIDAAYAT SAMI has been doing theatre since 1991 and has been associated with more than a 150 productions as a director, actor and lighting designer. He has been fortunate enough to train under theatre stalwarts like Pandit Satyadev Dubey, Sunil Shanbag, Naseeruddin Shah, Makrand Deshpande to name a few. Some of the productions that he is currently involved with are Umrao, The Vagina Monologues, Agnes of God, Stories In A Song, Sir Sir Sarla and Dear Liar.
Best Stage Design
FALI UNWALLA is the premier set designer of our generation. Not only has he designed sets and stages for some of the world’s leading theatre producers, he has also designed film sets all over the world. It is his combination of style with the added excitement he brings to the stage that adds that compelling factor of undeniable class to even the simplest of productions.