Ashesh Malla

Founder, Director & Artistic Director

Ashesh Malla is a renowned playwright and theatre Director of Nepal. A multitalented personality, he is also famous as a poet, fiction writer and actor. An Associate Professor of Nepali Literature in Tribhuwan University, Nepal, he has won many prestigious awards like Sajha Purashkar, Musyachu Puraskar, Moti Award for his contribution in the field of Nepali theatre and art. He is the pioneer of street theatre in Nepal. He also served the Nepal Academy and headed the theatre department for five years. He also worked as a Board of Member of Nepal Television in early 90’s. He is an honorary life member of Nepal Academy.

He has published more than 25 books, including books of plays, poetry and fiction. His recent publication is a book on street theatre, Sadak Natak: Siddhantha, Srijana ra Prastuti (Street theatre: Theory, Creation and Presentation). All the plays of Sarwanam are written and directed by Mr. Ashesh Malla.