Dr. Vijaya Raghava Thatiparthy is a Professor –Department of Acting at Annapurna International School of Film & Media, Hyderabad who had international experience in wide ranges with in different contexts of actors training. He has done his doctoral studies in Performing Arts from Central University of Hyderabad. Acted and directed more than 60 play productions. He is considered as an expert in the field of Acting and Theatre training and practice. He has conducted more than 50 acting/theatre workshops in and out of Hyderabad and also visited America, Europe for teaching, performing and attending international conferences and camps. He has presented research papers in 7 international, 10 national and 8 regional conferences. Giving guest lectures in India and abroad also having several awards and publications in his hand.
Besides this he has been organizing three cultural organizations (ART-Association of Rural Theatre, AREA – Art Related Experimental Association and DNA – Drama Networks Academy) as a general secretary. He has expertise in personality training, various acting and performance styles, acting principles and techniques and he is interested in teaching courses like film and theatre acting with Stanislavski method and Indian classical method acting – Natya Sastra. He has worked with students, villagers, orphanage children, inmates of central prisons and NGO’s. He has also designed and developed the arts education syllabus for the Telangana and Andhra Pradesh State Councils Educational and Research Institutes (SCERT’s).
Coming to television and film, he has trained artists like Kriti Sanon, Vishu Reddy, Arvind Krishna, Supriya Shailaja, Virat, Karthik Guntreddi, Jyotshna, Priyanka, Sampoornesh Babu and many others. He is honored with prestigious Bharat Jyoti award and AP Govt. Nandi award. Trying to use theatre as a medium of Social Change he is happy to state that the results are positive.