Indian Heritage and Cultural Association (IHCA) is a volunteer based non-profit organization established in 2015 in New Jersey USA. 
The main purpose of this non-profit organization is to promote local talent and increase the awareness of rich Indian heritage in the USA through performing art, such as theater, dance, and music of India. IHCA gives an opportunity to local highly gifted artists and groups to express their talent without any limiting factors of language, subject and social issues. IHCA's another goal is to bring the Indian communities together by introducing these highly diverse and talented artists to esteem audience of New Jersey

Last two years IHCA-NJ has organized 'Natya-Darpan' a multilingual short play festival in New Jersey. Many highly acclaimed and award-winning US-based theater groups performed exceptionally high-quality short plays in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati and English. Last year's program was partially funded by Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders.
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Natya Darpan Executive Team:
Nitin Ashtekar (908-392-5152), Ashok Chaudhary (732-533-9194), Anandi Nagarajan (732-716-9951), Sanjay Shetye (267-253-9112),
Smita Sathe (732-355-1782), Snehal Vaze (732-979-1771), Ashok Vanjari (732-331-7169)
 
 

Our Advisors

Ashok Vanjari Ashok Kamerkar Sajal Mukherjee
Director Ashok Vanjari has a long association with experimental Theater movement in India. He has directed and acted in award winning one-acts, full-length dramas as well as films in India.... Started acting in college.
Kirti college:
Acted and directed One act play for annual gathering./ 1961
Moved to Parle college...
Sajal is an accomplished stage actor who lives in Middlesex County, New Jersey. Sajal was trained in theatrical arts in India and has had the privilege of working with several reputed directors in India and USA...
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Dr. Meena Nerurkar Dr. Prakash Lothe Dipan Ray
Meena Nerurkar
Dr. Meena Nerurkar is a gynecologist, actor, director, author, playwright, dancer and choreographer. As a gynecologist- she was invited by President Bill Clinton to the White House to participate in health care reform. A pediatrician by profession, 
Dr. Lothe started writing at age of 21 Since then he has written many short stories, long stories, in various magazines from India...
Dr. Dipan Ray, a Pharmacist & Scientist by profession but theater is his passion.  Even after a successful research career with three patents and several publications...
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