Shekhar Sen has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA). Shri Shekhar Sen is an eminent singer, actor, theatre director, composer and lyricist.
According to an order issued by the Union Ministry of Culture dated 28th January,2015 Shri Shekhar Sen has been appointed as Chairman of SNA for a term of 5 years with immediate effect.
Shri Sen has done many research oriented musical programmes and has rendered many significant Bhajan Albums since 1983 as singer, lyricist and composer. He is famous for his mono act musical plays “Tulsi”,” Kabeer”, “Vivekananda”, “Sanmanti”,”Saahab” and “Soordas” which have been highly acclaimed.
Shri Shekhar Sen has received prestigious awards including PadamShri and state level awards.
A brief bio-data of Shri Shekhar Sen is enclosed.
Bio-data of Shri Shekhar Sen
Shri Shekhar Sen is an accomplished singer, music composer, lyricist and actor. He started his career as a music composer and subsequently shifted towards composing Bhajans. He has rendered many Bhajan Albums as singer, lyricist and composer. Over the years as a playwright, actor, singer, director and composer, Shri Shekhar Sen has created many one man musical plays like “Tulsi”, “Kabeer”, “Vivekananda”, “Sanmati”, “Saahab” & “Soordas” and performed many shows of his Mono act Musical Plays. He has also undertaken research oriented musical programs like “Dushyant Ne Kaha Tha”, “Madhya Yugeen Kaavya”, “Pakistan Ka Hindi Kavya”, “Meera Se Mahadevi Tak”.
Shri Sen’s performances have been acclaimed in India and in countries such as US, UK, Belgium, Surinam, Singapore, Jakarta, Hong Kong, South Africa, UAE, Mauritius and Trinidad where he has performed.
Shri Sen has performed in many singing concerts and also performed his mono act musical play ‘Kabeer’ in the Lok Sabha. His Mono Act Musical Plays have received great acclaim in India as well as abroad.
Among the many honours conferred to him, Honble President of India has approved conferment of Padma Shri Award on Shri Shekhar Sen in the field of Arts. He was also awarded with Safdar Hashmi Puraskar in 2001 by the Sangeet Natak Academy of Uttar Pradesh for his contribution in the field of theatre and the V. Shantaram Samman by the Maharashtra Rajya Hindi Sahitya Academy in 2008.