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Radhika Ingale

From the Director’s Desk

Ms .Radhika Ingale

Ms Radhika Ingale has completed her Masters in communication studies from Pune University (1997) with a specialization in Video Production. A UGC-NET Qualified teacher in Mass Communication and Journalism, she holds a post-graduate diploma in Advertising and Public Relations from The Symbiosis Inst. of Management. She is currently a Ph.D. research scholar. She is researching on Influence of Grips theatre on content creators and audiences. She was a full-time faculty with Symbiosis Institute of Media and communication (PG) and the faculty–in-charge of Audio-visual. She has also presented and read papers and conducted workshops at various national and international seminars and conferences. Currently, she is Director, SMART, School of Media Art, the media school of Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Sanstha, Pune.


She has been a theatre enthusiast and has been very active in amateur and professional theatre as an artist for the last more than 28 years. She is closely involved in the process and execution of around 6-7 Grips plays (Nako Re Baba, Divas Tuzhe hey, Sapadli Yukti Sapadli, Pan amhala khelaychay, Project Aditi, Gayab Geet and Du and mee, Y) and acted in more than 500 shows of the same till date. She has won the prestigious ZEE Gaurav, Zee talkies comedy, and MICTA awards for her performance in Du and mee, a co-production of Max Muller Bhavan, Goethe institute, and Maharashtra cultural centre Pune. She has directed Goshta Simple Pillachi Grips format play for children and parents, which premiered on 17th May 2014. The play won 7 nominations at the Zee Gaurav Puraskar in 2015. Goshta Simple pillachi won the best outstanding play of the year award at Zee Gaurav 2015. She has also directed the Grips theatre play for children Ekda kaay Zhale which premiered on 17th May 2015 in Pune and Tu dost Mahya in 2016. Currently, she acts in Y, a play in association with the state theatre of Dusseldorf and Maharashtra cultural centre. She has also directed Jambaa bambaa boo, the latest theatre offering from Maharashtra cultural centre. Jambaa Bambaa Boo also won the outstanding play of the year Award at Zee Gaurav 2018. In November 2016, she wrote and directed Bhaago Bhuttu Aaya for the National School of Drama, Theatre in Education wing, Agartala.


She is a TED talk speaker, having delivered a talk on Education through Imagination in 2017. She has received the award for a noteworthy contribution to Children's theatre from Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Natya Parishad Mumbai in 2019. She taught at various media and management institutes like MIT, Sinhagad Institute, and Indira School of communication for more than 15 years as a visiting faculty and conducting corporate and faculty training programs in various institutes like Symbiosis and Godrej. She also conducts Faculty training programs for the UGC human resource Centre, SPPU, and children and young personality development workshops using drama therapy and filmmaking as a tool through her organization Maadhyam all over Maharashtra and for the Government of Goa. She has been in the Children-young-adults evolvement space for more than 16 years, and more than 40 camp experiences across India and almost 5000 camp participants train under her guidance. She has also worked with the Indian Express- Pune for six years and looked after all the Public Relations forums like Young express club, tiny tots club, and Express youth forum of the daily.


Ms Ingale has also acted in, produced, and directed various fiction and nonfiction serials and television commercials. She is a keen blogger and has been a copywriter and citizen journalist for more than two decades. Theatre, Dance, listening to music, and reading are her hobbies apart from watching world cinema.

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