Anurupa Roy


Anurupa Roy is a puppeteer, puppetry director and the Founder and Managing Trustee of The Katkatha Puppet Arts Trust, a puppet theatre group based in Delhi, India since 1998.

She has a Diploma in Puppet theatre from DI (Dramatiska Institutet for Film, T.V, Drama and Radio) at The University of Stockholm, Sweden and has been trained in traditional glove puppetry, from La Scoula Della Guaratelle (School of Traditional Glove puppetry) in Naples, Italy under Bruno Leone in 2002. She has been a Researcher in Residence- 2011- Deutches Forum DFP in Bochum, Germany and at Institute International de la Marionette Charleville-Mezeires Anurupa has been a Pro Helvetia Artists at Residence at Rote Fabrik in Zurich and a guest faculty at World Arts and Cultures at UCLA in Los Angeles, USA.

Anurupa has directed performances for Katkatha, TIE Company National School of Drama, Jana Natya Manch. She is a recipient of the Ustad Bismilla Khan Yuva Puraskar 2007 – National award for contribution to puppet theatre by the Ministry of Culture.

She is currently the General Secretary of UNIMA India, the Indian chapter of the Union Internationale de la Marionette.