Jaimini Pathak is a renowned theatre actor, playwright, columnist, producer and director. He was born in Guntakal, Andhra Pradesh and was raised in Ajmer. Initially, he studied at St. Xavier’s School in Mumbai and later attended the University of Mumbai. He is a known face in ads like Vim and Brittania Chaska-Maska. He acted in TV serials including Mahesh Bhatt’s Swabhimaan, Star Bestsellers and
. Aside from that, he had worked as a columnist for Indian Express from the year 2000 to 2001. He is also the managing director and co-founder of the Happy Ending Company. He came to Mumbai to pursue his education and become a cricketer, but he later realized that he is not good enough in playing cricket. Even though he already did school plays during college, he showed interest in the theatre after joining a theatre workshop in Mumbai, which was conducted by
. He has been associated in many of Dubey’s work and had the chance to work with top directors like
, Sunil Shanbhag and
. In August 1999, he and Nayantara Roy (producer), established the theatre group called Working Title, who aims to stage the unpublished works of the Indian writers. The group has worked in popular theatre plays like Dirty Talk, Day I Met the Prince, 60 Seconds Deep, Once Upon a Tiger, Curfew, Combat, and Chandrashekar’s Thukra’s Dream, and much more.
It also produced brilliant pieces like Gandhi and 3 Sakina Manzil, which is quite similar to the very successful Mahadevbhai (1892-1942), helmed by Ramu Ramanathan. Aside from Mahadevbhai, Curfew, Combat and The Travel Show, Jaimini and Ramu collaborated again in Postcards from Bardoli in 2013. In 2015, he directed a play entitled The Boy Who Stopped Smiling. This 2016, he is performing in the philosophical comedy play entitled Waiting for Naseer, which was written and directed by
. Jaimini also acted in few films; the first one was in Shailendra Shukla’s
in 1997. He is also part of Sudhir Mishra’s Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi in 2005 and Subhash Ghai’s Black and White in 2008. Recently, he was cast in two episodes of The Viral Fever’s (TVF) web series entitled TVF Pitchers. He is married to
, a renowned theatre personality. Jaimini dedicated himself to working in theatre and engaged himself in performing for audiences of all ages. His work has spread in India and around the world.