Aks Arts was founded in 2009 to create a sense of identity and recognition through performing arts.

Aks is at the heart of social transformation: provoking conversations, pushing boundaries and reinvigorating culture by bringing contemporary theatre to the London stage. We have created several sell-out shows, garnering the attention of a range of British and Indian newspapers including the Independent, the Guardian theatre blog in London and the Asian Age in New Delhi.

  • ★★★★★ The variety that the group has tackled in its subjects is amazing for a group, which tries to juggle members’ long hours at work with their love for performing theatre.
    Asian Age
  • ★★★★ "A fantastic evening of comic theatre!"
    Everything Theatre
  • ★★★★★ "Engaging, liberating, well directed, well scripted, fabulously cast"
    Theatre Blog
  • ★★★ "Nadya and James are instantly likeable!"
    Public Review
  • ★★★★ "Refreshing and original"
    Remotegoat
  • ★★★★ Theatre company set up by victims of corporate collapse turns a profit.
    The Independent
  • ★★★★★ "Definitely one of the best Sunday evenings I have had in a while"
    Theatre Magazine
  • ★★★ "Director Neha Jain elevates the material by ensuring the delivery is bang on. A solid little piece from Aks Arts!"
    View from the Gods

Neha
Jain

Founder and Creative Director, Neha loves calling the shots and connecting people. She grew up in India on a steady dose of dance and drama, and her love affair with the stage started with her first stage performance at the age of 5. Banker by day and artist at heart, she is a trained dancer (Kathak, Jazz & Salsa) and has recently authored a children’s storybook. Neha believes that a truly successful person is one who understands the potential of her power - personal and professional - to transform lives.

Ankur
Chopra

Founder and Production Director. Ankur Chopra is counterbalancing sense of logic and pragmatism - tinged with oodles of humour - that keeps Aks afloat. Ankur was born into drama with both his parents active in the Delhi theatre scene since the 1980s. In addition to being the co-founder of Aks, Ankur also has also played multiple characters on stage and manages the budget and back-stage responsibilities during most productions. He has taught Shakespeare to children and been a patient co-director/coach to many of Aks’ newer performers.



Adil
Akram


Reema
Patel


Deip
Patel


Bhavik
C Pankhania


Umesh
Joshi


Aks is truly unparalleled in its ability to call to action a group of bright, motivated minds who are keen to contribute and make a difference.

Aks inspires confidence and brings energy and enthusiasm into the lives of individuals it touches . It has been the stepping ‐ stone to careers in the performing arts for many young aspiring actors enabling them to learn and grow.

Sumedha
Bhalla


James
Bryant


Nadya Shaw
Bennett



Ashish
Chordia


Somita
Basak


Sassy
Clyde


Namita
Raj Singh


Tracy
Pickup



Ali
Tariq Khan


Herschel
Pant


Rachana
Reddy

Aks awakens communities to social awareness and connects them more closely through the medium of entertainment.

Aks has collaborated with Action for India’s Development and was instrumental in helping them set up their London chapter. Aks is working with NGOs such as People’s Power Collective to create innovative social and educational radio plays to reach out to rural India.

"Aks gave me a platform to be who I always wanted to be - an actor, a director, a thespian. It is a great collection of talented individuals full of artistic energy, willing to do all it takes to put up a play. We were all equals, all pursuing the same goal no matter how large our roles were".

Award-winning actor Charan Singh started his acting career with Aks, before embarking on a successful movie career.

Charan
Singh


Rutvig
Vaid