Lillete Dubey

Performing Arts

A well known film, television and stage actress as well as a theatre director, Lillete Dubey has explored & delved deep into every medium.

She has been the artistic director of her own Theatre Company, The Primetime Theatre Company, for over 25 years and her theatrical work has travelled the globe. Over a span of nearly 40 years, Lillete has played the lead in over 60 theatre productions ranging from Shakespeare, Greek Tragedy, Brecht, Musical Comedies, to Contemporary Drama and Absurd Theatre.

The company aims to showcase original Indian writing and give English theatre in India its own voice, and just completed 25 years with over 3,000 shows across the globe with landmark productions such as Dance Like a Man, 30 Days in September, Sammy, Autobiography, Adhe Adhure, Gauhar and several others. She will open a new play, an operatic montage of the Mahabharata, at the end of 2017.

Lillete has over 40 feature films to her credit including Baghban, Kal Ho Na Ho, Pinjar, Zubeida, Monsoon Wedding and the two Best Exotic Marigold Hotel franchises to name a few. Her upcoming film & TV projects include Indian Summers Part 2 (Season 2), a ten part mini-series for Channel 4, UK and PBS/Masterpiece Theatre, U.K. in which she stars alongside Julie Walters and Roshan Seth.

From a professional family of doctors and engineers, Lillete discovered her passion for theatre and acting in school. Throughout her academic career while studying for her two Masters degrees, in English Literature & Mass Communication, from Lady Shri Ram, and IIMC, Delhi, she continued to pursue her passion for the stage, debuting onstage in productions by TAG helmed by Barry John, the Shakespeare Society of St Stephens College, and YATRIK.

And so started a love affair that burns bright even today.