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Groomed under his father late Qadir Ali Baig, Hyderabad-based Mohammad Ali Baig is known for his theatre that takes Indian heritage and culture centrestage globally. His productions are as much visual spectacles as they are meaningful in content, integrating Indian performing arts; classical and contemporary dance, live music and poetry. Baig has directed and performed along with some of India’s best of theatre and cinema actors in his productions.

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At an age when most youngsters would be stepping out of film school and beginning to assist senior filmmakers, Mohammad Ali Baig was already directing stalwarts in the industry as an advertising film maker, and became the youngest director-on-board of India’s pioneering public limited TV and films production company, Odyssey in Bangalore. He has produced and directed over 450 advertising and corporate films for leading Indian and foreign brands. His ad films, short films, and social documentaries have been telecast around the world; from Doordarshan in India to BBC in UK, Discovery Channel in USA, CNN and Moscow Television in Russia. He has to his credit 40 advertising awards. 


His Repertoire as Director


‘1857: Turrebaz Khan’ - World Premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2016), UK Premiere in London (2016), stagings at Falaknuma Palace, British Residency, Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, Delhi International Arts Festival and India Habitat Centre in New Delhi (2016)


‘Quli: Dilon ka Shahzaada’ – World Premiere at Golconda Fort (2013), stagings at Chowmahalla Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Herisson en Fete in France (2013), USA, Canada, Turkey and a week-long run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe (2016),  Nehru Centre Theatre Festival, Kala Ghoda Festival of the Arts, NCPA Ananda Theatre Festival in Mumbai (2013), National Urdu Theatre Festival in Kolkata (2016), Delhi International Arts Festival (2016), ITC Windsor and Ranga Shankara in Bengaluru (2015)


‘Spaces’ – International premieres at in Istanbul and London (2015), US premiere in Chicago (2015), stagings at Old World Theatre Festival in New Delhi, NCPA Centrestage Theatre Festival in Mumbai (2015), Chowmahalla Palace in Hyderabad, Ranga Shankara in Bengaluru (2015)


‘Savaan-e-Hayat’ - staged at Golconda Fort, Salar Jung Museum and in USA (2014)


‘Dada Saheb Phalke…A Legend. A Quest’  - featuring Lillete Dubey, opened the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at Goa (2012)


‘His Exalted Highness’  - based on the farmans of HEH Nizam VII of Hyderabad, featuring Vani Ganapathy, staged at Chowmahalla Palace (2007)


‘Taramati- The Legend of an Artist’ ­ - staged at the 250 year old Taramati Baradari pavilion in Hyderabad (2005-2008)


‘Raat Phoolon Ki’  - featuring Arif Zakaria, staged in Pakistan at World Performing Arts Festival (2008)


‘Resham Ki Dor’ ­ - late Qadir Ali Baig saheb’s period play staged at Nehru Centre in Mumbai(2009)


‘Pankhdiyaan’  - featuring Kabir Bedi, Anupam Kher & others (2010)


‘Aaina’  - featuring late Farooque Sheikh and Sharon Prabhakar, staged at Qutub Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad (2008)


‘Forty Winks’ – collaboration with Paddy Hayter of Footsbarn Theatre (2011)


‘Kaifiyaat’ – featuring Shabana Azmi (2012)


‘Reading Between the Lines’ - featuring Suhasini Maniratnam (2004)

Mohammad Ali Baig

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