Mita Vasisht

Biography

Mita Vashisht is an Indian television, film and theater actress, who graduated from National School of Drama, New Delhi in 1987. She was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India to Rajeshwar Dutt Vasisht, a retired Colonel in the Indian Army and Meenakshi Mehta Vasisht, a teacher and musician. She had her post-graduate in literature from Punjab University, Chandigarh before graduating from the National School of Drama (New Delhi). She has worked in off-beat cinema as well as in commercial roles. She has worked in theater and has written scripts as well. Since 2004, she has performed her solo play in English and Hindi, titled, 'Lal Ded', based on life of medieval Kashmiri mystic Lal Ded{Lalleshwari(1320-1392)}. She has written and produced three short films, as well as a serial. She has worked as an executive producer on the award winning film 'The name of a River'. In June 2001, Vashisht established Mandala, space for arts collaborations research and education.She is also visiting faculty to some of the premier design, film and theater institutes of India.Apart from acting,she is also actively involved in social and humanitarian work. She currently plays the role of the uptight principal on the hit show 'Suvreen Guggal'(an Indian TV drama series).