Tajpal Rathore

Tajpal Rathore

Actor, Writer, Presenter, Producer, Artistic Director

  • Location: Leeds
  • Career stage: Expert
  • Freelancer: Available

Tajpal Rathore is a Northern-based Actor, Writer and Presenter who has worked in the media industry since the age of 16. His substantial experience within presenting has given him great insight into the mechanics of the industry. He has worked with such organisations as the BBC, ITV, Sky, the International Indian Film Academy and many other production companies in the country, boasting a unique level of knowledge which he has put into practice.

He completed presenter training at BBC Academy with newsreader experience, which included a unique shadowing opportunity with Newsround presenter, Leah Gooding, and has had the privilege to do various presenting stints for film premieres for the Leeds International Film Festival and live roadshow events for Strictly Come Dancing.

Whilst his time working behind-the-camera has been nothing but beneficial, Tajpal knew that he had been working on the wrong side of the camera for too long; it had been a rewarding diversion.

In 2013, Tajpal took to performance seriously, and pursued a career in front of an audience, working in theatre and film.

He co-founded and is Artistic Director of Tribe Arts, a philosophically inspired, radical-political theatre company, which has garnered positive interest within the Northern creative arts communities. In its first year, Tajpal worked and collaborated with the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Theatre in the Mill, Musical Theatre Network, Baba Israel, Lemn Sissay and Bradford City Council to name but a few, and is currently in development and rehearsals for Tribe's #Shakespeare400 project to mark the Bard's 400th death anniversary, which will preview in May 2016, as part of Bradford Literature Festival.

Tajpal produced and acted in Tribe's first offering, Tribe Talks, a unique performance-discussion format where a panel of esteemed speakers motivate the audience to discuss and deliberate difficult and uncomfortable society issues.

Tajpal's writing has ranged from high-profile film reviews, features and essays, and is currently working on a publication about the effects of the Indian film industry. His areas of specialism are religion and philosophy, science and Bollywood.

With a lot of groundwork now done, Tajpal is actively looking to consolidate his skills as an actor and producer of theatre and work towards establishing a very radical, very unique and very different theatre company, with a focus towards 2nd/3rd generation, Black & Asian narratives.

Tajpal has a LAMDA Award with an acting distinction.

Skills

  • Acting
  • Copy Writing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Academic Writing
  • Assistant Directing
  • Commercial Copywriting
  • Directing
  • Pitching/presenting and proposal writing
  • Presentation and Proposal Writing
  • Presentation Skills
  • Presenting
  • Producing

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