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Vibha Rani

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Vibha Rani is a writer, playwright, translator, folk art performer of Mithila and a film and theatre actor, working primarily in Hindi and Maithili. Along with her latest Hindi novel ‘Kandur- Kadai’ and an award-winning Maithili novel ‘Kaniyan Ek Ghungharua Wali’, Vibha has written over thirty-seven books, twenty plays, including solo and group plays, out of which four plays have won various awards, two films, one TV serial and given her voice to films as a singer and written lyrics for the films. She is a veteran artist of Solo Theatre and gave a new height to SOLO PERFORMANCES. Vibha has acted in the films ‘Laal Kaptaan’, ‘Unwanted’, ‘Monsoon Football’, ‘Shamshera’, Web series ‘Maharani’, TV serial ‘Eklavya’. Vibha has put forth her immense efforts to revive the culture and tradition of Mithila by performing ‘Gaali Geet-teasing songs of Mithila’, storytelling of the folk tales of Mithila under the title of ‘Khissa Kahe Khisni’ and documenting the folk tales and folk personalities, such as ‘Gonu Jha’ and ‘Snehlata’ of Mithila. While inter-traveling from one genre to another, Vibha is singing Vidyapati in different ragas and Faiz and other poets in Vidyapati ragas. In 2001, she has started AVITOKO, a socio-cultural organisation to serve the ‘Special’ people through Art & Theatre and in 2014, she extended one channel of AVITOKO as ‘AVITOKO Room Theatre’ bringing theatre to each one’s reach. Along with ‘Nemichandra Jain Playwriting Award, 2020’ for her Hindi play ‘Pregnant Father’ and ‘Laxmi- Hari Samman, 2022’ for her Maithili novel, Vibha has won more than thirty awards for her contribution in the field of literature, theatre and social work. She is continuously working for Cancer Awareness programs through her bilingual poetry collections ‘Samrath/CAN’ and ‘Kyunki Zid hai/I Must’, Play ‘Popcorn Breasts’, lectures and workshops. POSH Enabler Vibha conducts POSH Awareness Programs for the employees of various organisations. Conducting Corporate training through theatre is her another speciality. Vibha lives in Mumbai and can be reached on vibhaaraani@gmail.com/