South Asian Theatre with Universal Appeal


In Conversation with Danish Husain


Danish Husain seamlessly wears every creative hat with distinction! Don’t take my word for it – Shah Rukh Khan himself tells us so! 

In his theatre career Danish has worked with Barry John, Habib Tanvir, Rajinder Nath, M.S. Sathyu, M.K. Raina, Sunil Shanbag, Sabina Mehta Jaitly, & Naseeruddin Shah.

Danish is instrumental in reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling Dastangoi. His theatre company The Hoshruba Repertory in Mumbai has presented plays like Guards At The Taj and Qissa Urdu Ki Aakhiri Kitaab Ka, alongwith the ongoing storytelling project Qissebaazi, and the poetry performance project Poetrification, with fellow actor Denzil Smith.

Danish’s major film work includes India’s entry to Oscar 2018 – Newton (2017), Soorma (2018), Baazaar (2018), Ankhon Dekhi (2013), Dhobi Ghat (2010), and Peepli Live (2010).

Danish won the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award for the Best Supporting Actor, he also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar for reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling Dastangoi in 2010 which he subsequently returned during the intolerance debate in 2015.

Danish has given lectures and performances at Harvard University, Columbia University, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Vanderbilt University, and Macquire University.

Danish last performed for EnActe in 2016, mesmerizing audiences clamoring for more long after his performance ended.