Friday, April 27, 2007
Welcome to BOLLYWOOD Barry
BARRY JOHN is an internationally renowned actor, director, designer and teacher. Born and educated in the U.K., he has lived and worked in India since 1968. He was the Founder-Director of Theatre Action Group (1973-99) and instrumental in the success of many of its members: Siddhartha Basu, Mira Nair, Lillette Dubey, Divya Seth, Pamela Rooks, Shah Rukh Khan and Manoj Bajpayee most notably. He was on the faculty of the National School of Drama (1977-80) and was Founder-Director of the NSD Theatre-in-Education Company (1989-92). He has conducted training workshops in many parts of the country, including the FTII in Pune, and for the films SALAAM BOMBAY (Mira Nair) and MOHABATTEIN (Aditya Chopra). He himself has acted in the films SHATRANJ KE KHILARI (Satyajit Ray), MASSEY SAHIB (Pradip Krishan), GANDHI (Richard Attenborough), TAMAS (Govind Nihalani), MISS BEATTY'S CHILDREN (Pamela Rooks) and SHAHEED UDHAM SINGH (Chitrath). He has a national award from the Sangeet Natak Akadami, and awards from the Sahitya Kala Psarishad and the Delhi Natya Sangh.
Barry John, has uprooted himself and his company from South Delhi to Andheri West;Mumbai [BOLLYWOOD]the heart of the Hindi film industry. Since his arrival from England in the late sixties, John has thrived on challenges, on pioneering into new territory, and encouraging others to join him on the journey..'Barry Jhon Acting Studio'-BJAS is his new address.