Executive Committee

Executive committee is elected by Natya Bharati’s general membership for a 3-year term and is responsible for its operational, day-to-day-management and the production of plays.

Adarsh Gupta

Adarsh Gupta is an Informational Technology professional with a long-drawn career at IBM that has spanned three decades. She now runs her own consulting company. Adarsh Gupta’s strengths rest in data architecture of large applications for organizations like CNN and CBP that require exceptional organizational skills and client interface in addition to specific technical prowess. She has managed large scale projects where she has been responsible for people’s career management as well as finances while assuring projects succeed their financial and technical requirements in a timely manner. Adarsh Gupta’s professional experience and competence in dealing with clients became a leverage towards managing a uniquely different arts organization, Natya Bharti, as its President. Natya Bharat is a non-profit theater organization that supports local artistic talent. Founded in 1984, this nonprofit organization was at the brink of a shutdown. However, with Adarsh Gupta’s management skills and vision, it has been revived and rejuvenated, and offers immense cultural opportunities for the Indian diaspora in the D.C. metro area. Adarsh Gupta has opened the organization to a diverse and vibrantly different and varied group of actors, playwrights, and directors. With her management skills, the net balance of Natya Bharati has tripled dramatically in the last four years.

Vice President
Nisha Narayan
Madhuri Subramaniam

Madhuri Subramaniam is an Architect by profession and zealous about the performing arts. She debuted with Natya Bharati’s “Ron” and was a part of a team that performed “Aadhe Adhure” and a dramatic story reading of “Dohri Zindagi”, both directed by Amol Palekar. She also was the producer for the 2014 production of “Taconic Parkway”. Being on stage is not new to her. She has been dancing from age five and is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer. She has performed in numerous dance shows in both traditional and fusion compositions with ‘Jhumoor’ of Johns Hopkins University, Maryland.

Vikrum Mathur

Vikram Kolluru
Joint Secretary
Avantika Gupta
Sanjay Suri
Joint Treasurer
Jayashree Srikantaiah
Meera Narasimhan