About Us

Natak Factory, an organisation which promises to preserve the national heritage of performing arts, was founded with a deep routed passion and commitment to the field of drama, art and culture.

At Natak Factory, we, not only work for a creative experience and exposure, but we also work to educate the generations of artists, as we believe in the process of a continuous contribution towards our cultural heritage by passing on the in-depth knowledge, beliefs and understanding about our ancestral art-forms to the people.

And with this, We pledge to push new performers on stage with every performance.

Our Team

S Venkat Narayana Murthy

founder

Venkat Narayana Murthy (born 21st June 1996) has been performing since age of 11. Venkat has performed more than 100 theatrical performances and still counting number of shows in various cities of India which includes Delhi, Mumbai & Hyderabad.

 

Murthy has touched the stage of well know auditoriums giving out mesmerizing shows to the audiences. Murthy believes that what the audience are keen to see things they have not seen and hear stories in a way they haven't seen or experienced before. They applaud not because of the skills portrayed, but the familiarity of the story and characters having a little part intrinsic similarity with their own lives.
 

With an aim to increase the scale on theatre Venkat performed one of biggest productions of the city of Hyderabad an adaptation of a Marathi film "Sangeet Ki Katar" this majestical musical play was applauded by the twin city, and from then Murthy has been growing in terms of production with an other path breaking show in theatre "Chanakya" which is endorsed by many and few amounts them were Amala Akkineni, Rakul Preet Singh, Jagapathi Babu & Many more.

 

Having a Bachelors degree Of Film Making (Direction & Editing), Venkat has also written and directed more than 15 Independent Films and Acted in over 25 Independent Films, a noted one among them is "falak" which was among the few short of the week selected by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films.
 

S Gopala Murthy

founder

Gopala Murthy is an accomplished entrepreneur, writer, creative director, and theatrical producer. Traveling throughout the year working with artists in all spectrums, Gopala works to write and produce stories that inspire humans to consider their relationship with the truth, while promoting the preservation of the national heritage of performing arts. Gopala Co-Founded Natak Factory where he went on to produce over 50 theatrical productions ranging from musicals to epic mythologies.

Abhishek Gupta

Shabadpreet Singh

Artistic Director - North India

Shabadpreet Singh is a bachelors in filmmaking degree holder, A film maker, dancer & actor by profession, Shabad has performed more than 80 shows across the nation,  Shabad has been in integral part of natak factory with designing programs for artist lab by nf or be it curation programs across nation through natak factory, Shabad is our in house facilitator for dance where he trained a number of students in various forms of dance which include contemporary, Bollywood. Shabad with artist lab has created one of its kind unique to nf Dance - Drama course where the participant learns the best of both worlds, Shabad has been a part of majority of Nf's theatrical presentations as an actor and choreographer amazing the audiences minds with his performance both on and off stage. 

Abhishek Gupta a.k.a Kabir has written and directed various stage and street plays and has been a part of several performing arts clubs and theatre. Kabir has directed an eye-catching play named Asaadrushya in which he has portrayed the neglected parts of the society. He has also performed and directed a play for a well known nationwide Festival - Manthan, a prominent play named Tridevi.

Abhishek has been an integral part of Nf with his artistic ideas to current and upcoming endeavours of natak factory, he not poses creative brain but also has a sense of management which makes best of both the worlds.

Artistic Director - West India

Legacy

Perfroming Since 1960.

Our Story started in 1960, when a village boy from the southern part of the country started to perform professional theatre shows in the early 60s, Pursuing bachelors in arts along with honing his craft one performance at a time his interest in plays grew more and decided to pursue his passion for theatre and performing arts as a career and moved to the national capital to join a course be part of one the most prestigious institution for performing arts into the vert first batch of National School of Drama and passed with flying colors and went on to be awarded the Girish Ghosh Award in 1967, He then went on to become the Director of Song and Drama division for Government of India and worked extensively to spread the art of theatre and performing arts pan India, He was later posted to Imphal, Manipur to lead the division of Government of India. He curated enormous amounts of theatre plays and dance performances with his passion for theatre and storytelling. With his stunning performances across the country, he had won hearts of people and several directors of film fraternity who went to offer several films but were always politely declined as he quoted his motto  "I am a theatre artist, I am born for the stage and would die on stage", amongst these were many names including southern directors "Bapu & Ramana" and many to count. As not many good things are forever long run so was the life of Samudrala Gopala Murthy who died in an accident in Delhi.

SG Murthy.

As they say, the show must go on, the passion was picked up by his wife Samuradala Rama Gopala Murthy who then served more than 5 decades in song and drama division (Govt. Of India), latter on the passion was continued by third-generation Samudrala Gopala Murthy's grandsons S Gopala Murthy & S Venkat N Murthy have taken up the responsibility to continue the legacy and to raise the bar of theatrics and performing arts in India.

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