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Junior Actors of Natkhat Rangeeley Rock Atlanta

Natkhat Rangeelay


Atlanta, Dec 2012: The junior actors of  Natkhat Rangshala regaled audiences with a  fun filled theatrical performance that included dances, drama, comedy and more at the Fusion event hall on Oct 14. The idea of providing such a unique platform for kids of all ages and origin was conceived and directed by Sandhya Bhagat, the founder, and director of Dhoop Chaon Hindi Theatre Group of Atlanta.

Dhoop Chaon, a name not new to Atalntans, have been known to give outstanding performances in forms of skits, plays, dramas and dance-dramas at various community events  over the years.
This time, Sandhya Bhagat, gave a new direction to her theatre group and invited kids all ages to come learn Hindi/Urdu and perform under the banner of Dhoop Chaoon – Natkhat Rangeeley. The preparations for the show began about four months ago, when she sat head down day and night writing scripts for the short plays and coming up with program agenda. For this project she collaborated with many community artisst/teachers- Rahim Hussain for teaching kids how to dance, Lakshmi Kant Pandya for helping kids with mime/acting and Apurva Shrivastava for teaching kids how to sing.

Natkhat Rangeelay

Natkhat Rangeelay began with the kids coming in small groups, greeting the audience and giving their introduction in a very unique style reciting a poems, dohas, tongue twisters, street games, riddles or muhavra in Hindi. All the natkhat rangeeley then sang the popular motivational song “Hum Honge Kaamyaab”. Renu Thapiyal  and Rahim Hussain were outstanding in their role of co-host sand kept the audience on a continuous laughter roll. The audience enjoyed watching short plays “Beech Ki Lakeer”(based on the conflict between parents and teenagers) and “Aalsiyon ka Shahar”. Both the plays were not only humorous and hilarious but also conveyed a strong moral message to the audience.  Everybody then enjoyed kids and John Chacha (Apurva Shrivastava) as they sang popular bollywood songs with twisted words. They narrated the old folk tale lomri aur kauaa. Last but not the least; the stage was set on fire as all participants danced to the beats of “Om Shanti Om” from Bollywood movie Deewangi which was later joined by parent volunteers. It goes without saying that each and every item was very well applauded by the audience as they found these kids acting amazingly cute and confident on stage.

Natkhat Rangeeley included more than 20 kids including Pramiti Vora,Rhea Sethi, Manav Bhatia , Ananya Jain, Eshani Chawalah, Khushi Joshi, Iti Jain, Eshita Jain, Manasvi Rammna Reddy, Ishani Saha. Hana Dalwai, Manika Bhatia, Saurabh Sharma,Manya Sharma, ,Ahmad Mohhmad ,Sehaj Singh Rekhe , Pream Kurrupani.Angad Joshi, Sonal Sharma and  Anup Chandora
The kids in this unique presentation ranged in ages from ages 6 to 18. In their words, their experience at Natkhat Rangshala was fun, enjoyable, interesting and educatiional. Kids learned many new words, sentences, numbers etc of Hindi- Urdu language. The kids made friendships that they can now continue to keep by joining Natkhat workshops as it is opens up an acting school for kids.

Please contact Mrs. Sandhay Bhagat or visit their website at for registration information. She can also be reached at 770 680 1770 or can be contacted via email at nathkhat.ranghsala@gmailcom.  The classes will be held every fortnight at Fusion Event Hall. Each session will be 3 months long. The new session is starting from Dec 2nd.Each lesson will cost $10 each and will be 2 hours long. Don’t miss out on it as Natkhat Rangshala is the one and only Hindi/Urdu acting school for kids in Atlanta.

Natkhat Rangshala is a one of a kind theatre and acting school for kids. It has come to realization after months worth of hard work and persistence. Just Like Dhoop Chaaon, Natkhat Rangshaala is another production under the directorship of Sandhya Bhagat. Her strong determination and her passion is to be applauded by all. Kudos to her and the young artists of Atlanta who are now getting ready to give competition to older artists of the town.  As Natkhat Rangeeley says, “Who says, we are ABCDs - American Born Confused Desis..with Mrs Bhagat we will be “American Born Creative Desis!”

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