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Niranjan Goswami

When you are almost alone with yourself, the soul transcends the bounds of language and the body takes over a thousand and one gestures that express a world of feeling which go unnoticed but are preserved in the eyes of the artist. The preservation, which started since childhood days, has reached its youth today and made one pantomimist: Niranjan Goswami. Niranjan Goswami is just not a name in today's Pantomime world. Niranjan himself has become an institution today. His tireless exploration and experimentation on the art of pantomime has brought him closer to masses. Niranjan gave solo pantomime recitals throughout the nation, which brings him rapturous praise from the world people of all walks of life.

Niranjan Goswami

The popularity of Niranjan Goswami lies especially in his success in developing this art and elevating it to the status of an independent art form. He is the first to direct full-fledged plays in mime. As the director of the Indian Mime Theatre Repertory, he had written and directed a number of plays - each is a milestone in the history of Indian Pantomime.


  • He is a postgraduate in drama from Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata.
  • Received Young Talent Scholarship from the Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India.
  • Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi sponsored study tour to know the traditional style of acting of the Kudiattam and Kathakali at Kerala Kalamandalam.
  • Awarded Junior and Senior Fellowship by the Department of Culture, Govt. of India.
  • Awarded best talented performing artist by National Youth Forum.
  • Received Indian Critic Council's ICC Award for his contribution towards Pantomime.
  • Award from the Drama India Academy for contribution towards the development of "Mime Theatre" in India.
  • Received AICA Award from All India Critic Association, New Delhi, for the contribution in mime art in India.
  • Founded Indian Mime Theatre in 1976.
  • Conducts classes as visiting lecturer in the Dept. of Drama in different Universities.
  • Conducting research work on "Rasa & Bhava" based on BharatMuni's Natyashastra.
  • Delivers lecture demonstration on various institutions on performing art.
  • Visiting Professor of National School of Drama, New Delhi, Bharatendu Natya Academy, Lucknow, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune etc.
  • Delivers speech on Personality Development in various Management Institutions.
  • Perform Mukabhinaya all over India as well as different parts of the world.
  • Received SANGEET NATAK ACADEMY AWARD for 2002, for Life Time Achievement in mime from President of India in 2003.
  • Received the prestigious "PADMA SHRI" award in 2009 from the President of India.
  • Felicitated by the Eyel Isai Nataka Manram, Chennai,Tamil Nadu.
  • Felicitated by Mukul Deb, Director, Muk Akademy, Kolkata at Birla Akademi,Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Chunilal Kar,Director, Youth Mime Group, Birnagar,Nadia,West Bengal.
  • Felicitated by Kalpataru Guha, Cultural Secretary, Modern Art & Photography For the Deaf,at Sisir Mancha, Kolkata,
  • Felicitated by Tarun Pradhan, Director, Saranga And Sarbhuj, Medinipur, West Bengal at Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata
  • Felicited by Arasan Madhu ,Director,Indian Mime Academy,at Aikatan,Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Avantilal P. Chawla,Mime artiste of Gujrat at Sisir Mancha, Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Guru Arjun Mishra,Director,Kathak Akademi,Lucknow,U.P.
  • Felicitated by Dr. Rajaram B.V. , Director, Kalagangotri, at LTG Auditorium, New Delhi.
  • Felicitated by Arasan Madhu, Director, Indian Mime Academy, at LTG Auditorium, New Delhi.
  • Felicitated by Irshad Alam Khan, Director, Talent, Delhi At LTG Auditorium,New Delhi.
  • Felicitated by Shubhashis Sen , Director, Tal Btal Puppet Group, Kolkata, at Sisir Mancha, Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Arasan Madhu ,Director, Indian Mime Academy, at Kalakshetra, Guwahati.
  • Felicitated by the 4th National Mime Committee at Kalakshetra, Guwahati.
  • Felicitated by the Young Mime Artistes of Mime Academy, Guwahati, Assam at State Youth Centre, Moulali, Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Arasan Madhusudan, Director, Indian Mime Academy, at State Youth Centre, Moulali, Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by the Young Mime Artistes of Natyashala, Mumbai, Maharastra, At State Youth Centre, Moulali, Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Vilas Janve, Director, Vasant Kala Mandir, Udaipur, Rajasthan at State Youth Centre, Moulali, Kolkata.
  • Felicitated by Chaitanya Art Theatre at Rabindra Bharati, Hyderabad in connection of their Twentieth anniversary Festival named ‘Kalaa Kirnalu 20’.
  • Felicitated by Ms. Shukla Bandyopadhaya Palit, Director, Natanam Kolkata, and Prof. Sharmita Chatterje, Director, Sharmistha Cultural unit, at Aikata, EZCC,Kolkata.
  • Felicited by Shri Deekshit, D.S. Founder President and Director : Theatre & T.V. Media, Akkineni Institute of Media Acting at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Felicited by Dr. Nagbhushan Sharma, Director : Rasaranjani , in connection with ‘Mime Workshop’ conducted by Shri Niranjan Goswami in collaboration with National School of Drama Regional Centre, Bangalore and Rasaranjani, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.
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Indian mime theatre

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