Kabir’s Story

Kabir studied at The Doon School and Calcutta International School. He then pursued a liberal arts degree in Theatre, Film and Finance at Hamsphire College, USA. He has worked with the top performing arts faculty in the world at Smith College, Amherst College, Mount Holyoke and UMass College. Here he learnt the directing and performance methods of Stanislavsky, Grotowski, Brook, Brecht, Bogart and Meyerhold, who are the pioneers of modern theatre. He has directed and performed in numerous productions in the U.S.A. He has studied collaboratively with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o among other famous artists.

In Hollywood he has worked with Muse Productions in Los Angeles on the film “The Killer Inside Me” starring Oscar winner Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba and Kate Hudson. In his early days in India he worked under Lushin Dubey and Dolly Basu.

Kabir believes that the performing arts should have a social message and should also be therapeutic. To this end, he has worked with a non-profit theatre company, Hartbeat Ensemble in Connecticut, USA. Here he used theatre as a means of uplifting and educating the underprivileged in Hartford through workshops and street-theatre.

Apart from theatre and film, Kabir has a significant amount of experience in business and finance. He was the CEO of a successful startup called Dumbwaiter, which was Kolkata’s first restaurant delivery service. He has also worked as a trainer in financial products and software with Morningstar Inc. in Chicago. He then continued his work in Finance and Banking with HDFC Bank in India.

Kabir is now using his vast life experience to train corporate employees in the soft skills required to be successful in work and in life. His training workshops are interactive, educative and inspirational and he has conducted successful workshops with companies such as PwC, Reliance, ITC, etc. Apart from this he writes plays and short-stories in a variety of genres. He is currently working on his first novel co-written with the quirky author and poet, Tanya Mendonza.