47 Years old Jay Merchant from Kota, Rajasthan is Theatre, Film & Social Activist and settled in Vadodara, Gujarat.


  1. Studied in Hindi literature & Theatre at M S University, Baroda.
  2. Theatre in Education (TIE) at NSD Delhi


  1. From past 25 years working as a theatre professional and theatre,film & social activist.
  2. Associated with NCPA and Prithvi Theatre and Sanjana Kapoor Mumbai for all their theatre workshops, talks and seminar and teen agers theatre.
  3. Organising theatre & film based national level events, film fest/ clubs across India
  4. Moderating celebrity talks on a various issues in different colleges of India.
  5. Motivational speaker - working with youth and teen agers in Experimental theatre.
  6. Street Theatre is a super expertise
  7. Working for women and needy children's empowerment, safety and securities as my social responsibilities.
  8. Winner of the best writer-director award at state level street play competitions for 4 time in a row..
  9. 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.


  • To keep self fit and fine through GYM & YOGA
  • Exploration
  • POLITICS, DEBATE on all current affairs
  • Active on all possible social media for constructive and productive posts and sharing.