47 Years old Jay Merchant from Kota, Rajasthan is Theatre, Film & Social Activist and settled in Vadodara, Gujarat.
- Studied in Hindi literature & Theatre at M S University, Baroda.
- Theatre in Education (TIE) at NSD Delhi
- From past 25 years working as a theatre professional and theatre,film & social activist.
- Associated with NCPA and Prithvi Theatre and Sanjana Kapoor Mumbai for all their theatre workshops, talks and seminar and teen agers theatre.
- Organising theatre & film based national level events, film fest/ clubs across India
- Moderating celebrity talks on a various issues in different colleges of India.
- Motivational speaker - working with youth and teen agers in Experimental theatre.
- Street Theatre is a super expertise
- Working for women and needy children's empowerment, safety and securities as my social responsibilities.
- Winner of the best writer-director award at state level street play competitions for 4 time in a row..
- Worked and shared platforms with film makers / theatre-film actors/Activists like Anurag Kashysp, R.Balki,Sujoy Ghosh,Sriram Raghwan,Zoya Aktar,Homi
Adajaniya, Rajeev Masand, Vivek Agnihotri, Javed Akhtar, Piyush Mishra, Tom Alter, Kalki Koechlin, Naseeruddin Shah, Neil Bhupalam, Nandita Das and many more.
HOBBIES / INTERESTS
- To keep self fit and fine through GYM & YOGA
- POLITICS, DEBATE on all current affairs
- Active on all possible social media for constructive and productive posts and sharing.