Dakxin Bajrange Chhara is an award winning filmmaker, playwright, actor, director and activist from the Chhara community of Ahmedabad, in western India. He teaches on the faculty of the National Tribal Academy at Tejgadh, Gujarat, and is a Fellow, Bhasha Research and Publication Centre in Baroda. He has produced cultural programs for the Information Department of Gujarat State; directed over 50 television programs for Tara Gujarati Channel; and directed 8 documentaries on the 2000 earthquake for Gujarat government. His independent documentaries include Fight for Survival and Thought for Development, and his theatrical credits as Writer, Director and Actor include Budhan, Pinya Hari Kale Ki Maut (Death of Pinya Hari Kale), Majhab Hameen Sikhata, Bhoma, Muje Mat Maro…Saab, Child Pornography, Balko No Bhavishya Khatra Ma (Future of child, in danger), and Pollution Ki Karo: No Entry. He is the Founder of Budhan Theatre in Ahmedabad. He has organized the International Convention of Nomads and Denotified Tribes 31st Aug. 1998; Cultural Expression of Slum children of Ahmedabad, 2003 by Sneha Prayas; National Convention of Nomads and Adivasis, 2005; ‘Samvad’ Film Festival in Gujarat Social Forum, 2006.
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- “From Thugs to Victims From Thugs to Victims: Dakxin Bajrange Chhara’s Cinema of Justice” by P. Kerim Friedman. Visual Anthropology. May 2011.
- “Thieves Who Steal a Chance at Life” by Sonia Faleiro. Tehelka. 26 November 2005.
- Interview with Dr. Ajay Joshi. Mumbai Theatre Guide.