Timeless Tagore - Chiroshokha 3

Tanika Gupta

Episode 3 brings to you Tanika Gupta: script writer, theatre personality and a member of The Tagoreans by birth!

Born in London the year after her parents arrived from Calcutta, Tanika’s earliest memories are of performing in Rabindranath Tagores’ dance dramas, under the banner of The Tagoreans, the cultural organisation that was founded by her late parents, After graduating from Oxford University Tanika worked as a community worker and in an Asian women’s refuge for several years. Tanika began writing drama in the early 1990s and for some time was also a script reader for BBC TV’S ‘Black screen’. She became a full-time writer in 1996 and has established a successful career in theatre with regular forays into TV, radio and film. She has always worked closely with a wide range of contemporary writers and drama practitioners both in the UK and around the world.

Over the past 25 years Tanika has written more than 25 stage plays that have been produced in major theatres across the UK. She has written 30 radio plays for the BBC and several original television dramas, as well as scripts for EastEnders, Grange Hill and The Bill. She has taught drama and run workshops all over the world. Tanika has been writer in residence at the National Theatre and at Soho Theatre, a fellow at the Playwright’s Studio in Glasgow and a writing tutor in Winchester Women’s prison. She has won numerous awards for her work. She is presently a visiting lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Do tune in on Sunday, 12 Dec 2021 at 330pmUK/ 9pm India to watch Tanika Gupta, in conversation with The Tagoreans UK, on the next episode of Timeless Tagore - Chiroshokha, A Series of Conversations.


Timeless Tagore - Chiroshoka, A Series of Conversations is brought to you by The Tagoreans UK. Through this programme, which we hope to run for most of this year, we will bring to you various eminent personalities who have been instrumental in helping to keep Tagore truly timeless in their respective fields through their active and passionate service to our communities.



DEC 2021