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THE ARTIST
KAMINI

Arty Soul : Actor – Dancer – Cineaste
From Mumbai, India | Advocates Women Empowerment & writes on Change

Artist Bio

Kamini Shevgaonkar

Performing Artist

Cineaste:NYFA,NY & FTII,India

Kamini Shevgaonkar is a performing artist & a creative film maker based out of Mumbai, India – a Bharatnatyam dancer trained at Nritya Kamal Kala Niketan, Mumbai. Alumna of New York Film Academy- Film making, New York and , Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, India.
She is also trained in Hindustani – Indian vocal & Dramatics/ Acting – Hindi.

As a performer

  • Her acting work is an assemblage of: Hindi theater – (Yatri theater group), Marathi films and bilingual short films.
  • Her solo performances in Bharatnatyam are @: conferences and corporates in India and in USA.
  • Her solo performances in Music are in Classical, Semi-Classical format.
  • She was selected to be a part of International Performing arts residency program – MILON MELA @ Shantiniketan’ 2016.

As a Filmmaker

  • She was an assistant director for the first Indo – American Marathi movie – “PARTU”, which was critically acclaimed in USA, Canada and Maharashtra and part of nominations @ film festivals internationally and Maharashtra State awards.
  • Worked as Associate producer for TIMES of INDIA GROUP – TV (animation) & Times Music Label.

OTHERS(Educational Background)

  • BE (Electronics degree in Engg) & MBA in Marketing.
  • Management researcher with IITB- School of Management – social media & e-learning.

Training

DANCE | MUSIC | DRAMATICS | FILM MAKING

Dance

Bharatnatyam-Nritya Kamal Kala Niketan

Trained in Bharatnatyam since the age of 5

Performed Arangetram @ the age of 12 @ IIT Bombay

School: Nritya Kamal Kala Niketan

Guru: Smt Lakshmi Mohan – Disciple of Rajrajeshwari School, Matunga, Bombay

DRAMATICS

Yatri Theater co, Mumbai

Actor prepares

FILM-MAKING

Film Appreciation @ FTII,

Pune in conjunction with National Film Archive of India

Diploma in Film Making – New York Film Academy, NY ( 2013)

MUSIC

Trained in Hindustani Vocal

Guru: Smt Dewaiker

School: Ghatkopar Sangeet Vidyalaya, Mumbai

Work & Accolades

Solo performance:

  • Telegu Association, IITB
  • Indo- China conference, SOM, IITB Indian
  • Cultural festival @ Omaha, USA
  • T-ward Science Exhibition- North Mumbai Zone, Mumbai
  • Praxis Technologies, Mumbai

Awards:

  • V. Shantaram Award – Best Performance & Choreography [2000]
  • W i n n e r @ “DIMENSIONS” festival – Kelkar College, Mumbai [1999]

Films/TV/Theater:

Films:

1. AASHIYAANA

Lead’s mother: Co-actor- Yatin Karyekar | Dir- Ajit Devle

Info:

http://marathistars.com/movies/aashiyana-2014/

2. PARTU – Marathi feature film

Rural Character: Co-actor – Sri Mirajkar | Assistant Director.

Dir- Nitin Adsul

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3809032/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

  • Awarded as Best film @ South Asian Film Festival, Washington DC [2015]
  • Awarded as Best @ film @ Hidden Gems Film Festival @Calgary [2016]
  • Premiered @ Marathi film festival, Detroit, Utah, San Francisco – USA [2015]
  • Nominated for Best film @ 53rd. Maharashtra State awards, India [2016]
  • Selected to be screened @ Goa Marathi Film Festival [2016]
  • Film Fare award for Best story [2016]

Short Films:

  • HANDI, Role -Lead, Mother | Dir: Sharvari Prabhu, Dream Stage
  • Selected to be screened @ Miraj International Short film festival
  • Selected to be screened @ Nashik International film festival [2016]
  • Selected to be screened @ Maharashtra International Short film festival [2016]

  • VIDYA KASAM – Parallel lead, mother | Dir: Sandeep Jha, EmotionalFulls

  • SAMDHAN KA SARAPA, Role – Lead; Co- actor: Vinay Pathak | Dir – Manish Gupta, Urdu studios

(As actor & singer )

Tv

  • CRIME PATROL DIAL 100

Theater:

  • Play: RAVANLEELA ( Yatri theater co)

FILM WORK

PARTU

Indo – American Marathi Feature Film

Dir: Nitin Adsul

Production House: East West Films, Washington DC

Worldwide Release: Dec’ 2015

Role: Assistant Director [Artist AD]

link:

THE TIMES OF INDIA GROUP

Times Animation , Mumbai, India

Position: Associate Executive Producer

Launched an animation production start-up division – “MOPIX”
(TV/Films)

Testimonials

Wall of fame

Contact

Keep In Touch

info@kaminitheartiste.com

Artist booking: jhanak999@gmail.com

Address: Hiranandani, Mumbai, India

Quote:
” Life is not a rehearsal; its a final take”
Love and Happiness – Kamini