Shakeel Ahmmad was born in Loni, a village in the southern state of Karnataka, India. He obtained a Diploma in Education from DIET College of Mysore and worked as a government teacher for five years before continuing with a Bachelor of Arts from the Karnatak University of Dharwad. Prior to ITI, he received professional actor training at Ninasam Theatre Institute, where he became versatile in traditional and contemporary techniques: Yakshagana Traditional Theatre, Kalari martial art, Yoga, Kolata folk dance, theatre design and contemporary acting. As an actor, he has also toured Karnatak with professional theatre companies for a year before studying in ITI. Shakeel is a recipient of an Asian scholarship sponsored by a private philanthropist.
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Intercultural Theatre Institute is a recipient of the National Arts Council’s
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