In the realm of youth theater, Kaviraj Laik's name shines brightly as he receives the prestigious award for Best Youth Theater Director of 2022-23 from Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Mr. Ashok Gehlot, personally presented him with this esteemed recognition during the inauguration of the newly renovated Jai Narayan Vyas Town Hall in Jodhpur on September 3, 2023.
A Theatrical Prodigy:
Kaviraj Laik's journey into the world of theater commenced at an incredibly young age. Under the guidance of his parents, Anukampa and Dr. Laeque Hussain, he began his theatrical education at just one and a half years old. His dedication to the craft led him to pursue a bachelor's degree in drama from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University in Baroda, followed by a post-graduate degree from the renowned National School of Drama in New Delhi.
At the tender age of 18, Kaviraj garnered nationwide acclaim for directing the intricate play "Meeta Ki Kahani," earning him the prestigious "Pyare Mohan Sahai" award from "Prangan" Patna for Best Youth Theater Director in 2017. His exceptional talents shone even brighter when his play was featured at the world's "8th" and India's first "Theatre Olympics" in 2018.
A Trail of Accolades:
Kaviraj Laik's excellence in theater hasn't gone unnoticed. In recent times, he received honors from 'Navkriti Sanstha' Udaipur on August 14, 2023, and a day later, on August 15, 2023, from the Divisional Commissioner. His adaptation of Dr. Alamshah Khan Saheb's story "Maut Ka Mazhab" at 'Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal' in Udaipur has earned praise not only in Rajasthan but also across the nation.
Kaviraj Laik's journey from a young theater enthusiast to a celebrated Youth Theater Director is a testament to his unwavering dedication and extraordinary talent. His recent recognition by the Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi and other esteemed institutions serves as a reminder of the bright future that lies ahead for this rising star in the world of theatre