Utkarsh Mazumdar is a television actor and a director who has appeared in many commercials and serials. He is also a very famous theatre artist. He has been in theatre for over 45 years working in many languages like Gujarati, Hindi, and English.
He belonged to the Nagar community who had a musical and literary tradition. So he considers himself lucky to come from such a broad-minded family that encouraged theatre.
Nadira Babbar, Kanti Madia, Lillete Dubey, Satydev Dubey are some of the directors he had worked with. His most famous performances were in plays like ‘Tran Gujarati’ which is a Gujarati play that has three different stories that take place in a coffee shop.
The best of all the three stories is '
Rango' which revolves around a young couple who have their differences and insecurities regarding their future together. The lead actor is a typical Indian male who is possessive and insecure, but he is somewhat different too. He is willing to make compromises too for his girlfriend. The chemistry between the pair was widely appreciated.
The storyline of the second story 'Ekanki No Bejo Ank' was about a married couple who are in their thirties and have applied for a divorce as the husband has been unfaithful to his wife. The story has received average reviews, but the performance of the artists was appreciated.
The third story is named '
Leela' which tells us about two friends who are in their seventies. Among the two, one can't walk properly and the other one enjoys life like there is no tomorrow. Though the storyline seems boring the ending is said to be unpredictable and comes with an exciting twist.
Another famous play which featured Utkarsh Mazumdar was ‘Black With Equal’ in which he played the quintessential Gujarati 'Chairman' of the society. Black With Equal seems to suggest that anyone can start over a normal meeting, a simple conversation. One of the founder members of Arpana, Utkarsh directed its first play Uljulool. He recently played the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the play Samvidhan, which was a 10 part series based on the making of the Constitution of India. Lillete Dubey who directed Wedding Album, was also one of the famous plays in Utkarsh's filmography. The play,