Uma Katju



Uma is an actor currently based in New Delhi. She is drawn to traversing diverse performing arts - theatre, dance and music - and finding their meeting point in her practice. Uma has learnt Hindustani classical music from a young age, and is continuing her performance training with somatics and dance.

In 2018-19, Uma produced and performed in Across The River Collective’s Dust., a devised intercultural project by artists from Mexico, India and Australia. The work was created by faculty, students and alumni of led by director Beto Ruiz, and premiered in Bangalore in September 2019.

Her recent performance work also includes Daughters Opera, an Indo-Australian performance project by director Anuradha Kapur and Deepan Sivaraman, Rakshas with the Tadpole Repertory, and Woyzeck at Black Box Okhla, Delhi. Between 2016-18, she worked as a musician and vocalist on Singaporean dance company Chowk's Pallavi series. In 2017, she performed her solo work The Elephant and the Tree at the Aliwal Arts Night Crawl, Singapore, invited by Ravindran Drama Group. In 2018, Uma worked on director Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding Musical workshop, and was in A Suitable Boy, produced by BBC One.

Uma is a Visiting Faculty at the Performing Arts Minor program, Ashoka University. She holds an M.Phil in Political Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Read her Q&A here 

Recent works: 
1. Actor, A Suitable Boy (2020, BBC One)
2. Musician, Pallavi Through Abstractions (2020, Chowk Productions / Esplanade Kalaa Utsavam — Indian Festival of Arts 2020)
3. Facilitator, Voice Body Breath (online voice workshop) (2021) 


Last updated: 22 June 2021