The Inlaks India Foundation invites applications for the selection of Inlaks Theatre Awards 2012. The deadline for receiving applications for the Awards is now October 30, 2011.

The Inlaks India Foundation has been involved in the identifying and supporting exceptional talent in various areas of study like humanities, sciences, social science, fashion design, visual arts, music and sports. The Foundation awards scholarships for outstanding students for higher studies abroad, as well as within the country. For the past several years, the Foundation has successfully supported theatre artistes within the country. This year again the Foundation will make awards in the field of Theatre.

About the Award:

o    The Award is worth Rs.8000/- per month for the period of one year, paid quarterly. The continuation of the Award will depend on the quarterly progress report submitted by the recipient as well as the Guru / Guide / Head of Institution under whom applicant intends to work for a year.


o    The number of Awards could vary between 2-3, depending on the merit of the applications received.


o    The selection procedure will take place in two rounds. The written application and reference letters will be the major criterion for the first round. The short-listed candidates will then be expected to appear in front of the selection committee for an audition for the final selection.

Conditions for application:

o    The applicant should be a recent graduate / post-graduate from a leading Indian institute for theatre arts in India. Applicants not having a formal degree but possessing a record of high quality record of past achievements may be considered in exceptional circumstances.


o    The recipient should not hold a similar / government scholarship or award during the tenure of the Inlaks Theatre Award.


o    He / She should be below the age of 30 years on December 31st in the year of application.

Please Send:(Note : All written material should be clearly legible and preferably type written).

o    An application on plain paper may be sent with details of name, educational qualifications, contact address, permanent address, and evidence of date of birth.


o    A brief essay giving details of present occupation and achievements to date. (Not more than 300 words).


o    The applicant’s special need for the award and what he/she proposes to do with the award money. (Not more than 300 words).


o    Letter of acceptance from Guru/ Guide / Institution under whom, the applicant intends to work for a year.


o    Reference letters from three eminent theatre persons who can vouch for the applicant.


o    A CD / DVD with a sample of the applicant’s work. We will require 2 copies of this CD / DVD.

INLAKS -Theatre Awardees

INLAKS -Theatre Awardees 2011
Mr. Rajkumar Rajak
Mr. Abdul Huq Usmani
Ms. Niyati P. Rathod
Mr. Kalyan Choudhury

INLAKS -Theatre Awardees 2010
Mr. Arka Mukhopadhyay
Mr. Chandra Shekhar Prasad
Ms. Swastika Dhar
Mr. Vivek Kumar

INLAKS -Theatre Awardees 2009
Mr. Dilip Kumar Gupta
Mr. Vinu Joseph
Ms. Saritha J.L
Ms. Athira L.P

INLAKS -Theatre Awardees 2008
Mr. Souptic Chakraborty
Mr. Muzammil Hayat Bhawan

INLAKS -Theatre Awardees 2007
Mr. Sandeep Jayraj
Mr. Abhishek Kumar

Detailed information about the Foundation may be downloaded from the website: . The applications may be sent to the following address:

Our Address :

Inlaks India Foundation,
86/87, Atlanta
Nariman Point,
Mumbai – 400 021
Tel : 22884351
Fax : 22884390