Nakul Bhalla

Stage, Film & Voice Actor, Theatre Director

Founder - Sparkplug Theatre Co.

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Nakul Bhalla

Stage, Film & Voice Actor, Theatre Director

Founder - Sparkplug Theatre Co.

Bell Bottom, Wingman, Mission Mars, You Are My Sunday

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Title Role Director Production Company
Title Role Director Production Company
BELL BOTTOM Monty Ranjit M. Tewari Pooja Entertainment
WINGMAN (THE UNIVERSAL IRONY OF LOVE) Karan Anuj Gulati Anuj Gulati
MISSION MARS: KEEP WALKING INDIA (Short) Anirudh Imran Khan Dharma Productions
YOU ARE MY SUNDAY / TU HAI MERA SUNDAY Mehernosh Milind Dhaimade Love & Faith Films
Title Role Director Production Company
Title Role Director Production Company
HIGH Dr. Nakul Nikhil Rao (Jamic Films) MX Player
Title Playwright Role Director Theatre/Producer
Title Playwright Role Director Theatre/Producer
COPENHAGEN Michael Frayn Werner Heisenberg Prakash Belawadi Ranga Shankara Theatre, Centre for Film & Drama Bengaluru
STILL DANCING Sanjeev Dixit Prem Sanjeev Dixit NCPA, Royal Opera House Mumbai / Movement Mantra, 3rd Half Theatre
SHIKHANDI Faezeh Jalali Lord Shiva / Narrator Faezeh Jalali National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai
GAJAB KAHANI (THE ELEPHANT'S JOURNEY) (Hindi) José Saramago (Adapted by: Amitosh Nagpal) Portuguese Cavalry Commander / Narrator Mohit Takalkar Prithvi Theatre, Aadyam Festival Mumbai
SHYLOCK (THE MERCHANT OF VENICE) William Shakespeare (Adapted by: Surendranath) Antonio Surendranath Ranga Shankara Theatre, Bengaluru
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Ken Kesey (Adapted by: Dale Wasserman) Randle Patrick McMurphy Arundhati Raja Jagriti Theatre, Bengaluru
THE ROYAL HUNT OF THE SUN Peter Shaffer Martin - Young & Old Prakash Belawadi Ranga Shankara Theatre / Centre for Film & Drama Bengaluru
VENUS IN FUR David Ives Thomas Novachek Arjun Sajnani Ranga Shankara Theatre, Bengaluru
THE SHAWL David Mamet Director Nakul Bhalla Jagriti Theatre, Bengaluru / SparkPlug Theatre Co.
THE MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Robert Bolt Richard Rich Arjun Sajnani Nehru Centre, Mumbai
AVASTHE U R Ananthamurthy (Adapted by: Prakash Belawadi) Krishnappa Gowda Prakash Belawadi Ranga Shankara Theatre / Centre for Film & Drama Bengaluru
HARDY'S APOLOGY Sundar Sarukkai Srinivasa Ramanujan Prakash Belawadi Ranga Shankara Theatre / Centre for Film & Drama Bengaluru
THE MAN WITH A VIOLENT TEMPER Anton Chekhov Nikolay Andreitch Anmol Vellani Ranga Shankara Theatre / Toto Funds the Arts
THIS Melissa James Gibson Alan Sharanya Ramprakash Ranga Shankara, Theatre / Dramanon Bengaluru
SIC Melissa James Gibson Frank Sharanya Ramprakash Ranga Shankara, Theatre / Dramanon Bengaluru
PIZZAZZ Hugh Leonard Dr. G P Conroy Sharanya Ramprakash Ranga Shankara, Theatre / Dramanon Bengaluru
ALARMS & EXCURSIONS Michael Frayn Chris Sharanya Ramprakash Ranga Shankara, Theatre / Dramanon Bengaluru
Title Author Role Production Company
Title Author Role Production Company
THE SECRET OF THE NAGAS Amish Tripathi Narrator / Lord Shiva BooksTalk Audiobooks
JAYA Devdutt Pattanaik Narrator BooksTalk Audiobooks
LEADERSHIP AT INFOSYS Matt Barney Narrator BooksTalk Audiobooks
IN LOVING MEMORY Daniel Paul Singh Narrator Amazon Audible
Skills/Training
Skills/Training

PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE: Workshop with John Bashford, HOD Acting at LAMDA, 2012

SOURCE OF PERFORMANCE ENERGY: Workshop with Adishakti Theatre - Veenapani Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Nimmy Raphel, Suresh Kaliyath, 2012

Kalaripayattu, the martial art, & derived physical forms

Music rhythm patterns & Breath practices for vocal & psychological expression, used in Koodiyattam, with their roots in the Natyashastra

Vocal Training

VOICE & TEXT FOR SHAKESPEARE: Residency with Veenapani Chawla at the Adishakti Theatre campus, 2013

PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE SOLILOQUIES: Residency with Tim Supple, London, 2013

SOLO ON STAGE: Workshop with Anmol Vellani, Toto Funds the Arts, 2013

VOICE & SPEECH: Workshop with Anmol Vellani, Toto Funds the Arts, 2014

PERFORMING SHAKESPEARE: Residency with Tim Supple at the Adishakti Theatre campus, 2014

Text, Creation of character, & Physical realisation with King Lear as central text

OTHER SKILLS:

Kalaripayattu, the martial art

Swimming (competitive)

Calligraphy - Ambigrams
Characteristic Info
Characteristic Info
Height 5'9"
Hair Dark
Eyes Brown
Voice Baritone
Education BE (Mechanical Engineering), MIT Manipal (2004-08)
Awards/Honours
Awards/Honours

Winner of the Best Actor Award for Yes Minister, Saarang (IIT Madras), Unmaad (IIM Bangalore), 2008

Winner of the Best Actor & the Best Overall Production Awards, for A No Play by Sarah Provost, Short+Sweet International Theatre Festival, Bangalore, 2012

Invited to Indian Institute of Technology, Palakkad to give an Extramural Lecture, 2017
Work/Education
Work/Education

(2012-Present) INDEPENDENT PERFORMING-ARTS PROFESSIONAL

Stage Acting: 200+ shows at NCPA, Prithvi & Rangashankara Theatres spanning 16 plays (15 English, 1 Hindi), collaborating frequently with Prakash Belawadi, Ashok Mandanna, Arjun Sajnani, & Anmol Vellani

Theatre Directing: 4 large-scale productions - David Mamet’s The Shawl, Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap, & Neil Simon’s Fools

Film Acting: 3 full-length feature films - Tu Hai Mera Sunday, Wingman, Bell Bottom, 1 short film - Mission Mars: Keep Walking India, 1 web show - High

Voice Work: 4 audio-books - Jaya, The Secret Of The Nagas, Leadership At Infosys, In Loving Memory, & several radio ads

TV Commercials: Acted for Vodafone, Royal Challenge, Ola Cars, RBL Bank, Epson Projectors, TVS Wego, & Axis Bank

Theatre Workshops: Facilitated at Dell, Deloitte etc. with focus on voice, text, speech, trust-building, & public performance. Conducted business role plays with C2C Organisational Development


(2009-11) R & D ENGINEER - Foley Designs Pvt. Ltd., Bengaluru

Titan Fastrack: Suspended watch-display mechanism for brick & mortar stores - Redesigned the existing product for pilferage-proofing, & for easier handling by store attendants

Quadio Labs: Hearing solutions - Provided customer insights to design team for improvements of hearing aids. New designs included inconspicuous concepts, & those that were visible, yet aesthetically pleasing

Wipro: CFLs - Provided solutions to improve existing CFLs. New designs were less bulky, provided softer, non-intrusive lighting that was easier on the eyes, whilst maintaining existing luminous intensity. Recommended manufacturing-line changes to accommodate the new designs

Vayu: ICU beds - Designed a new mechanism for elevation & Trendelenberg movements for manually operated ICU beds

Textile mills, Coimbatore: Ring placement device - Redesigned the existing, ’jugaad’-driven device used to place rings to prevent entanglement of thread during spindling. Improvement reduced device failures & thus, saved factory time


(2008-09) RESEARCH ASSISTANT - Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru

Aero-acoustics & Plasma Dynamics Lab - 2D localisation of acoustic emission source for design of a Large Aperture Directional Array (LADA) of microphones

- Solved locating an acoustic source with two microphones placed in the same line as the source, in the absence of the possibility of triangulation

Centre for Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences - Diurnal to interannual variability of the tropical Indian Ocean & the South Asian Monsoon

- Worked towards improving the resolution of the existing prediction model, by providing data on variations in the sea surface temperatures, salinity, water density, & ocean currents in the Bay of Bengal area, & their effects on the monsoon


(2008) ENGINEER (CENTRAL PLANNING) - Larsen & Toubro-Komatsu Ltd., Bengaluru

Worked on supply chain rationalisation, & was part of the strategic planning team


(2004-08) BACHELOR'S in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING - Manipal Institute of Technology

Electives: Finite Element Methods (FEM), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Industrial Training: Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Aircraft Division, Bengaluru

Final Project: CFD Analysis of centrifugal air blower with backward blades, for design optimisation. Used softwares CATIA & Ansys Fluent for modelling & analysis respectively

Campus Placement Offers: From Infosys Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd.

Literary & Debating Society: Joint Secretary - Designed & organised literary/puzzle events all year round, & for the annual cultural festival - Revels

Dramanon Theatre Company: Creative Director - Selected scripts, auditioned actors, secured sponsorships & directed the plays for 4 large-scale productions, & acted in 3 others

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Ambigrams
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Frank Sinatra
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Catch-22
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Gödel Escher Bach
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The Ramayana And The Mahabharata
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Hamlet Othello Macbeth
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Simon And Garfunkel
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Crossword
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Rick And Morty
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Dancing In The Dark
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Sultans Of Swing
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Principia Mathematica
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
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Adishakti
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Rectangular Hyperbola
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Nine Inch Nails
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Kalpana Chawla
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Jaspal Bhatti
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Richard Feynman
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Douglas Adams
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Irrfan Khan
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Shakespeare
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Knight Rider
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Electric Matthew Says Hello
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Iron Maiden
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Catherine Zeta-Jones
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Captain Nemo
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Aaron Swartz
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Alan Rickman
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Django Unchained
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Chris Cornell
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Niki Lauda
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Thunder And Lightning
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Isaac Asimov
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Arya Stark
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The Master And Margarita
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Gandalf The Grey
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Lord Of The Rings
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Radiohead
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Mark Rothko
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Skywalker
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King Lear
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Black 'n' White
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Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
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Rabbi Shergill
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Roger Penrose
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Moonlight Sonata
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Albert Einstein
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Charles Darwin
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Red Hot Chili Peppers
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Pirates Of The Caribbean
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Tony Stark a.k.a Iron Man
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Invictus (Master Of My Fate / Captain Of My Soul)
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Firefly
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Rajma Chawal
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Tintin
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Heisenberg

Current talent manager:

Self Managed

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