Theatre, film and acting are in her DNA. Sanjana takes us through an incredible journey over five decades of Indian theater.
Sanjna Kapoor (born 1967) is an Indian theatre personality. She is the daughter of Shashi Kapoor and the late Jennifer Kendal. She ran the Prithvi Theatre in Mumbai from 1993 to February 2012.
She made her acting debut in the 1981 film 36 Chowringhee Lane which was produced by her father and starred her mother Jennifer Kendal in the lead. She played the younger version of the character her mother played. She later appeared in Utsav (1984), also produced by her father and played her first leading role in a Bollywood film titled Hero Hiralal (1988). She then appeared in Mira Nair’s critically acclaimed film Salaam Bombay in 1988 but has since quit acting in films, shifting her focus to theatre in the 1990s. In 1991, Sanjana played the role of the Japanese wife in the theatre Production of Akira Kurosawa’s immortalised film Rashomon based on the Broadway play by Fay and Michael Kanin. She also acted in A.K. Bir’s Aranyaka (1994).
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