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The Sanket Trust is a non-profit trust established in 1992 in Bangalore[1] having playwright Girish Karnad as its Chairman and actor-theatre practitioner Arundhati Nag, as its Managing Trustee, apart from theatre personalities as well as administrative experts on its board of trustees. It formally administers Ranga Shankara and all its activities. The Trust is advised and guided by theatre activists from all over the country. This informal advisory group meets whenever necessary to review Ranga Shankara activities and share ideas.[2][3]

Sanket Trust
TypeService organization /non-profit
FocusArts and Culture
Area served
Key people
Arundhati Nag Managing Trustee, Girish Karnad Chairman


The trust comprises


The Sanket Trust was founded in 1992 by a group of theatre lovers, many of whom had worked with Shankar Nag and Arundhati Nag in the Sanket theatre group. Rangashankara was established in 2001 as an initiative of Sanket Trust, for bringing local and international performances to the theatre audiences in Bangalore, at an affordable cost and provide performing space to theatre groups at an affordable rent.[2][4]


  1. ^ Mohan, Deepa (9 September 2008). "Putting up a great show". Citizen Matters. Retrieved 12 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b A theatre of one's own Frontline, Volume 21 - Issue 24, 20 November – 3 December 2004.
  3. ^ "Ready for an encore". The Times of India. 28 September 2003. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Freedom to express: Arundhati Nag". Mint (newspaper). 15 August 2009. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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