Picture by Ishaan Nair.
Screen actress Tillotama Shome is best known for her acclaimed
portrayal of Alice in Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding
. She played a pivotal
role as Deepa in director Florian Gallenberger's epic Shadows of Time
(Schatten der Zeit) and appeared as Lara in Meneka Das's Little Box of
; Jaya in Afia Nathaniel’s short film Long After
; and Miraal in
Tanuj Chopra's Butterfly
She is currently based in Mumbai.
In addition to her on-screen acting accomplishments, Tillotama has worked as a teaching artist
at CREATIVE ARTS TEAM/CUNY, an organization that uses theatre as a medium to promote social, emotional and
intellectual growth in communities throughout New York City to explore
a wide range of issues including peer pressure, violence, sexuality,
substance abuse, parenting, and HIV/AIDS prevention. Her work also involved working with prison inmates at Rikers Island
and women in domestic shelters. Shome has bachelors and masters degrees
in English literature from India and a second masters from NYU in
Educational Theatre. She has been involved in innovative pedagogy for
the last seven years in India.
Sometimes credited as: Tilotama Shome.
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