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Nissar Allana (SCENOGRAPHER & LIGHTING DESIGNER) is presently the Director of the theatre training academy, The Dramatic Art & Design Academy (DADA), as well a the director of a production company, Theatre & Television Associates, based in Delhi.

He is a theatre scenographer and has designed sets for over 65 theatre productions to date, for well-known directors like Richard Schechner, Amal Allana, Rolf Stahl, Egil Kipste and others. He trained at the Schaubuhne in Berlin, in 1975. He was appointed Fellow of the Theatre Department at Punjab University, Chandigarh in 1977, and teaches scenography at a number of theatre departments across the country. Nissar Allana is also a lighting designer and has designed the Son-et-Lumieres at the Golconda Fort and Port Blair. His specialty is the lighting of monuments and exhibitions.

He was the Set Decorator for Richard Attenborough’s film ‘Gandhi’.

Dr. Allana has received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, the Delhi Natya Sangh Award and a Scroll of Honour by the Delhi Medical Association for his contribution to Theatre and to Stage Design. Since 1971, he, along with his wife, Amal Allana has founded 3 theatre companies, The Workshop, Studio 1 and Theatre & Television Associates.