Vinita Sud Belani founded EnActe Arts to bring quality South Asian theatre to mainstream audiences. She has acted in twenty seven plays and two movies to date, including A Doll’s House, Spring Awakening, Night of January 16th, Silent Night Lonely Night, Final Solutions, Bedroom Farce, Dhruvswamini and Surya ki antim kiran se pehli kiran tak.
Her directorial debut with Whose Life is Anyway, by Brian Clarke. She has directed six other plays including Barefoot in the Park, Witness for the prosecution and Surya ki antim kiran se pehli kiran tak. Vinita studied acting under Kay Kostopolous at Stanford as well as playwriting and creative writing. She is the author of a series of books of folk tales from across the world for children.Vinita Belani transitioned to doing theatre full time from her last corporate job as VP Business Development at SOGETI, Groupe Cap Gemini.
Prior to this she was Founder and CEO of SWApplications, Director of Business Development and Sales at FirstRain, Founder of Paguro.com and Software Project Manager at Grindlays ANZ. Vinita holds a Masters in Computer Science from BITS Pilani, India, an MBA from HEC Paris France, and a Masters in French language and literature from the Sorbonne, Paris France. Vinita has absorbed diverse cultural influences from having lived in many countries across South East Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and America.
She speaks French, German and Spanish as well as Hindi, Bengali and Punjabi. A strong believer in giving back to the community. Her many volunteer roles include being seven times coach and judge for Destination Imagination, Editor of SSAfara – an expatriation magazine, founding Board member of SEED – a global Science and Technology initiative, IT advisor at WICE – a Women’s continuing education institute in Paris, English teacher at an orphanage in Jakarta, Indonesia and substitute Math and French teacher in diverse countries, amongst others.