Shourya Nidhi

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Shourya Nidhi
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Shourya Nidhi receiving the 'Young Person of the year' award from Governor of NSW, Marie Bashir and Mark Coure at St George Community Awards 2013

Shourya Nidhi ( Hindi: शौर्य निधि )[1] is an[2] award winning writer, actor and director, popularly known as Sho. He has become a youth role model for the community with many awards and appreciations that acknowledge his work. He confidently acts in different languages like English, Hindi, Telugu and Punjabi .[3] Shourya appeared in Raghunandan Gudur's Telugu film NRI (Now Return to India) and played the lead in Taraka Ram's film 'Never Give Up'. Shourya has also tried his hand at screen writing, film direction and editing. A portrait by Shourya was showcased in the Living Hurstville: Portraits of a Community exhibition at Hurstville Library, Museum and Gallery (Pictured below).

Personal life

[4] Shourya was born in New Delhi,raised in Auckland and Sydney and is the son of theatre personality Aishveryaa Nidhi

Early life

[5] As a child, Shourya bagged a fair share of modeling assignments and has made it to the glossy pages of several Indian magazines as a model. Sho acted in 'Chetna Ki Ghadi', one of the prime time television serials on Sony. He did his first play 'Raja' when he was in kindergarten. In 2001, when his family moved to New Zealand, Shourya was nine years old. He continued acting though on a different format, he did a modeling assignment with MARCS Clothing in Australia and others in New Zealand.

Plays and films

[6]'The Hostage' written, directed and acted by Shourya Nidhi had made it to Top 80, Short+Sweet Sydney Festival 2012.[7] He did play readings for Oneness – Voice without form, Vedanta Society's play based on the life of Swami Vivekananda, written by Alex Broun, and co-directed by Alex Broun & Felicity Nicole performed at Sydney Opera House and he also got an opportunity to work with Swapan Chakravarty in his film 'Jab Rooh Ko Saans Aaye'.[8] Sho Played the lead role of Karna in Kuntiputra Karna, from Mahabharata based on Rabindranath Tagore's Dialogue between Karna and Kunti at Abhiany Theatre's 2006 theatre extravaganza directed by Arvind Gaur.[9] in Sydney. He also acted in LEVIATHAN' written by John Birmingham, adapted and directed by Stefo Nantsou, Resident Director Sydney Theatre Company, Produced by STC foundation in association with Hurstville City Council and City of Liverpool Council in 2010.[10] He also acted in Stefo Nantsou's 'The other way' a Sydney Theatre Company's production with Bankstown Youth Development Services. The play was performed in Sydney Theatre Company and Bankstown Arts Centre. The Kill (English), written by Alex Broun, Directed by Shourya Nidhi, featured Pratick Tanna and Shourya Nidhi. He also acted in Raghunandan Gudur's Telugu film NRI (Now Return to India) and played the lead in Taraka Ram's film 'Never Give Up'.He acted as young Swami Vivekananda in 'Sceptic to Believer' in Vedanta Ten-Minute Play Festival in 2014. His play 'Bandhak' is about domestic violence, retribution and redemption. He wrote, directed and also acted in it for Abhinay Utsav – Hindi Diwas celebrations of Abhinay School of Performing Arts in 2012. OH! INDIA, written by Cindy Neilson, directed by Shourya Nidhi, featured Marcelle Weaver, Ravi Chanana and Arnie Dhamoon. This play was second in Judge's Choice and also Audience choice in Short and Sweet, Sydney 2014.

Awards

Shourya Nidhi
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Shourya with his portrait(s) at 'Portraits of the Community' exhibition at Hurstville Museum.

[11] He won the Best Actor Award at Indradhanush 2011. His play 'The Hostage' was selected in top 100 plays for performance at Short and Sweet (festival) Sydney in 2012. As an actor, Shourya's performance received critical appreciation. Impressed by his work and talent, Shourya was picked up by Sydney Theatre Company for the second time.[12] He received the 'Young person of the year' award conferred by the Governor of New South Wales, The Honourable Marie Bashir (pictured above), and Oatley MP Mark Coure at the St George Community Awards ceremony in 2013.[13] Shourya Nidhi received the 'Best Actor' award for Alex Broun's 'Cate Blanchett wants to be my friend on Facebook'. This comedy play was translated in Hindi and directed by Aishveryaa Nidhi.[14] He won the Youth Achiever's Award for Drama – Global Organization for People of Indian Origin Sydney in 2012

References

  1. "Nidhi man of many talents". The Leader. http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1891157/nidhi-man-of-many-talents/. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  2. "YOUNG COMMUNITY ACHIEVER OF THE YEAR 2014 FINALISTS". India Australia Business & Community Awards. http://www.iabca.com.au/29/young-community-achiever-of-the-year-2014-finalis/viewMode/. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  3. "Nidhi man of many talents". The Leader. http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1891157/nidhi-man-of-many-talents/. Retrieved 14 May 2015. 
  4. "Aishveryaa Nidhi's migration story". Jessica Tyrrell. http://www.migrationheritage.nsw.gov.au/moving/moving-stories/aishveryaa-nidhi-interview/. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  5. "'Sho' Time". Shveata Chandel Singh. http://www.theindiansun.com.au/sho-time/. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  6. "Come and see plays by Indians in Short + Sweet 2012, Sydney". Neena. http://www.indiandownunder.com.au/2012/01/come-and-see-plays-by-indians-in-short-sweet-2012-sydney/. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  7. "Congratulations to". admin. http://www.abhinay.com.au/congrats/. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  8. "About Us". Asmita Theatre Group. http://www.asmitatheatregroup.com/about-us.php. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  9. "Feature". Shveata Chandel Singh. http://www.theindiansun.com.au/theatre-is-revelation-stefo/. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  10. "'Abhinay Shorts' much appreciated by multicultural audience". PT News Service. http://publictelegraph.com/abhinay-shorts-much-appreciated-by-multicultural-audience/. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  11. "'Sho' Time". Shveata Chandel Singh. http://www.theindiansun.com.au/sho-time/. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  12. "Nidhi Man of many Talents". The Leader. http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1891157/nidhi-man-of-many-talents/. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  13. "Indradhanush – Australian collection of Hindi Plays". Admin. http://indianherald.com.au/australian-news/indradhanush-first-australian-collection-of-hindi-plays/379/. Retrieved 18 May 2015. 
  14. "Community talent feted IABCA finalists announced". The Indian Telegraph. http://www.theindiantelegraph.com.au/community-talent-feted-iabca-finalists-announced. Retrieved 19 May 2015.