Access to Bollywood: Faculty

photo founder Anu DhirAnu Dhir is the founder and the program director at Access to Bollywood Acting Camps. She is a successful entrepreneur and an educator with a passion for acting. Anu has teaching experience at a reputed international school in New Delhi, India for over 10 years and is currently running supplemental educational programs in New York. She has worked with different theatrical groups in India. Her experience with children of various ages as a drama teacher and educator has convinced her that confidence is what every individual requires first in order to accomplish his or her goals whatever the level or nature of them may be. From her own experience of developing personal confidence through her training in acting, she recommends acting classes as an exercise that anyone and everyone should take on, in order to develop self confidence in face of life’s challenges.

photo Professor Roshan TanejaProfessor Roshan Taneja, veteran Indian Guru of Acting, has been teaching acting in India for over 45 years and is the pioneer in teaching method Acting in India. Prof. Roshan Taneja, was also founder and former head of the acting department at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune from 1963 - 1976. In 1976 he shifted to Mumbai and started his own school of Acting, which till date is acknowledged universally as a premier institute of Acting in India.

He himself trained at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, New York, under legendary American Guru of Acting, late Mr. Sanford Meisner and Mr. Sydney Pollack who went on to become an Academy award winning Director.

The course and curriculum of his acting school is based on his experience and knowledge. Roshan Taneja Foundation of Performing Arts is an acting school offering acting classes with a difference that train today’s actor.

Actors are trained with the professional course and curriculum designed by Prof. Roshan Taneja himself. After completion of the acting course the student emerges as an actor who is now ready to act “truthfully.”

A very modest and unassuming man, his long list of achievements can be visited on

photo Tom AlterTom Alter (born 1950) is an Indian actor of American origin. As a thespian and television actor, he is most prominently known for his work in Hindi language Indian cinema. In 2008, he was awarded Padma Shri by the Indian government.

Alter is fluent in Hindi and knowledgeable of Indian culture. He has worked for noted filmmakers like Satyajit Ray in Shatranj Ke Khiladi (The Chess Players) and is remembered for his role as a British officer in Kranti. In Sardar, the 1993 film biography of Indian leader Sardar Patel, which focused on the events surrounding the partition and independence of India, Tom Alter portrayed Lord Mountbatten of Burma. He has also played Indian characters in Indian television series, such as the long-running Junoon (TV series), in which he was the sadistic mob lord Keshav Kalsi. He also acted in Hollywood movie One Night with the King with Peter O'Toole.

In 1996 he appeared in the Assamese-language film Adajya, and in 2007 acted in the theatrical reproduction of William Dalrymple's City of Djinns alongside Zohra Sehgal and Manish Joshi Bismil. He also appeared in a solo play 'Maulana', based on Maulana Azad for which he has received much critical acclaim. He has also received praise for his role in the art film Ocean of An Old Man, which has been screened at film festivals around the world.

Camp Highlights 2010

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