Born to eminent theatre personalities – Lillete and Ravi Dubey – Ira Dubey at all times knew performing is her calling. She was solely three when she first watched her mum carry out on stage, and in her personal phrases, “she was each mesmerised and mortified.” It was then that she determined to take child steps in direction of theatre. Right this moment, this 36-year-old is a theatre artiste, movie actor, storyteller, and tv host, cherished by the Indian viewers.
As a toddler, Ira had performed the position of Sita in a rendition of the Ramayana, and went on to behave, write and direct performs by means of highschool. She was additionally actively concerned along with her aunt Lushin Dubey’s kids’s theatre firm, Kidsworld. Assured of taking the subsequent step, she went on to pursue a serious in Theatre Research at Yale College.
Her versatility shines by means of in each character she performs on stage too – whether or not it’s her solo act in Heather Raffo’s iconic play ‘9 elements of want,’ or ‘Devika Rani,’ the place Ira essays the position of the First Woman of Cinema.
Not one to shrink back from experimenting, Ira has dabbled with mediums like movies and web-series, and has earned essential and industrial appreciation for her work. Her appearances in movies like ‘The President is Coming’, ‘M Cream’, and ‘Pricey Zindagi’ and within the net collection ‘Parchayee’ have left a long-lasting affect on the viewers.
Ira can be an advocate of social points, and is at the moment engaged on a crowdfunding initiative with ImpactGuru to assist frontline well being staff, throughout COVID-19.
MAKERS India spoke to Ira about her love for theatre, her plans of venturing into manufacturing, nepotism and the MeToo motion.
Interview by Geetika Sachdev, Edited by Venkatesh.