Arjun Deo Charan

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Arjun Deo Charan
Born (1954-05-10) 10 May 1954 (age 68)
Mathania, India
OccupationPlaywright, theatre director
Founder Rammat Theatre Group"
Years active1974–present
ChildrenAashish Deo Charan
AwardsSangeet Natak Akademi Award in Playwright, 1992

Dr. Arjun Deo Charan (born 1954) is a Rajasthani poet, critic, playwright, theatre director and translator. A prominent figure in Indian theatre, he is among the country's top 10 theatre personalities.

Early life[edit]

Charan was born on 10 May 1954 in the village of Mathania, Jodhpur. His father Renvat dan Charan also was an eminent Rajasthani poet and socialist, who had won Sahitya Akademi Award for his notable work Uchhalo. Charan has been the Head of Department of Rajasthani Language in the Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He has been selected as Chairman of Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi, Jodhpur on 26 November 2011 for three years.

The K. K. Birla Foundation has awarded the 21st Bihari Puraskar for 2011 to Arjun deo Charan for his Rajasthani poetry collection Ghar Tau Ek Nam Hai Bhrosai Rau.[1][2]

He has been awarded by Sahitya Akademi, Delhi for his book Dharam Judh in 1992.[3] He also has been awarded by Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi for his contribution to the Rajasthani language theatre in 1999.[4]

Arjun Deo Charan is the founder of Rammat Theatre Group, Jodhpur, which is one of the prestigious theatre group of country. Charan's plays have been performed on several National and International theatre festivals including Bharat Rang Mahotsav.

Charan has performed his play in Karachi, Pakistan.

Charan's play Meh Raja The Parja was performed in 3rd Rajasthani Annual International Art Festival in Jaipur.


  • Rajasthani Sahitya Akademi - Award, 1980
  • Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi Award, 1992. Award of Rajasthani Bhasa Sahitya Evam Sanskriti Akademi, 1997
  • Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, 1999[5]
  • Maru-Parampara Samman, 2004.
  • Bihari Puraskar, K.K Birla Foundation, 2011
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, New Delhi, 2012


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  3. "Rajasthani (Since 1974)". Archived from the original on 28 August 2009. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
  4. "Awardees". Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 August 2009.
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