About Sima Raaj

“Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment” and, “passion is energy, feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you…. ’These quotes of Oprah Winfrey perfectly sum up my work and the way I lead my life. Extremely passionate about my craft, I trained myself at the National School of Drama one of the most prestigious acting schools of Asia. My time at the School was most enriching and fulfilling. I learned with the best people in the field of theatre and films, witnessed the great actors and directors immersed in their art. Spontaneity, ingenuity and strong instinct are the forte that helps me to enact a character. I follow my heart’s desire and my instinct. I believe in taking chances and risking it all for something I truly believe in. I can create magic, can ignite the hope and spread joy as an actor and as a human being. That’s the dream I cherish in my heart. I have acted in more than 50 plays with National and International directors, and have frequently worked in Films & Television. I am privileged to have worked with directors like – M.K. Raina, Sriram Raghavan, Robin Das, Barry John, Anuradha Kapur and Madhur Bhandarkar to name a few. I also enjoy teaching my skills and have been conducting workshops and take acting classes at other prestigious institutes and theatre groups.


Movie Name Character Directed By
Ek Hasina Thi Dolly Shriram Raghvan Ram Gopal Verma
Chandni Bar Rani (bar girl) Madhur Bhandarkar Shogun Films
kalpavriksh child’smother Maneka Sharma
Darwaza band rakhna Chakravarty (satya fame) Ram Gopal Verma
Mr ya Ms Antra Mali/Satchit Puranik, Ram Gopal Verma

TV Shows

Shows Character Directed By Channel
Tere Sheher Mein Mohini Pradeep Gupta Star TV
Ye rishta kya kehlata hai Baby Rajan Shahi/Jai Kalra Star TV
Itti si khusi Jayanti Smriti Kalra Sony TV
Mahayagya Dolly Anil Chaudhary Sony TV
Haqeeqat Main protagonist Saurabh Narang Sahara TV
Just mohabbat Teacher Tony Singh/Deeya Singh Sony TV
Reporter vinod pande
Aranyak (Lead Role) opposite Anjan datt Buddhadeb das gupta(national award winner)
Mr Girdharilal Pankaj parashar
Sea hawk Anubhav sinha DD National
Shanti played a important character for 6 months various directors DD National
Krishnakant ka vasiyatnama Shyamanand jalan
SHH koi hai Various Characters Star One


Plays Location
Kings stag Husn bano Barry john Sriram centre Delhi
Titus andronicus Demetrious Robin das Sriram centre Delhi
Summer folk Barbara nikhilovne Dr. anuradha kapur N.s.d studio theatre
Twelfth night Viola Israfeel shahin Kala mandir Kolkata
Three sisters Natasha M.k.raina Sriram centre Delhi
Mother courage Evet Korad zenrich(berlin n ensemble) Kamani Delhi
Hamlet Queen of denmark Neeraj kabi Prithvi Mumbai
Mountain Language – 2012 - director: Alan Caig Wilson , London , production Theatre professional.. Jehan Manekshaw

Other Work

  •  I have attended a theatre workshop , conducted by Chris Edmund ..he was head of Acting Department at The Western Australian Academy of Performing Art s(WAAPA) www.chris-edmund.com. he is teacher to Hugh Jackman & also I got the video of 00 hr short film
  •  In Haqeeqat I played several main lead , at least in 6 to 7 stories , Shh koi hai, one story & a pivotal role.
  •  An ensemble member of this production oriented workshop conducted by Theatre Professionals Private Limited under the direction of Mr. Alan Caig Wilson, London.
  •  Acted in a English play-Incredibly Frank for short n sweet festival Mumbai.
  •  Acted In Main Role In a Play Directed by KANHAIYALAL From Manipur.
  •  Theatrical Clown Shows—Performed At N.C.P.A & SOPHIA In Mumbai.
  •   Attended Advanced Workshops On Theatre In Collaboration With BRITISH COUNCIL, Conducted by JOHN BASHFORD (LAMDA, UK,PHYSICAL THEATRE).
  •  Acted In ‘ SHORT N SWEET FESTIVAL 2013 ‘ @ NCPA.
  •   As part of the project directed many plays, one of them was GRACIA LORCA'S HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA in hindi with Rani Birla college (Kolkata).
  •   Was working in Padatik for 2 years as acting teacher also performed as an actor.
  •   In 2010 directed , written a play for the exhibition of Lotus sutra held in Mumbai in collaboration with THE INSTITUTE OF ORIENTAL PHILOSOPHY & BHARAT SOKA GAKKAI.
  •   Conducted workshops as acting teacher for N.S.D Extensive programme in Guwahati.
  •   Attended Workshop With MR SANKAR VENKATESWARAN IN Mumbai.
  •   Regularly taking voice and speech workshop in Mumbai.
  •  SHARBAT--Special Screening Cannes Film Festival '15*.Official Selection Indian Film Festival '16*.Official Selection Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival '16*.Official Selection D.C. South Asian Film Festival '16* , received best short film award .
  •   0:0 PM & Nominated in the 'International competition section' of four film festivals in Germany, Pakistan, USA & India in 2007.

Special Skills

  • Languages: English, Hindi, Bengali.
  • Dialect/Accents: East Bengali Accent.
  • Hobbys/Other Skills: Dance, Singing, Watching movies, Reading, Travelling, Listening music.


JEE KARTA THA Was A Short Film, Directed By -Hansa Thapliyal(FTII), Sima Played The Lead Role As Chaman. And The Film Got National Award

Won A Fellowship From National School Of Drama

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While travelling towards Puna , a tiny halt

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