Om Raj Raut is a Nepalese actor and writer who was born in Nepal. After performing at
renowned Theatre village Nepal and Kolkata theatre festival India he came to the United
States to study Drama with International Dean's Scholarship in his late teen.
He is a recipient of the Seymour Peck Encouragement award and Curtain Call award
from the City University of New York. With the nomination of best actor at New York
Theater Festival and best dramatic playwriter at Frigid New York Theatre Festival, he
has performed TNC on the air (Theatre for New city) as a solo actor. In addition to that,
he played the lead role in Pirate Christmas Carol with Frank Sanchez Musicals
Production company and another successful lead in an AlfaNYC production, Ten Ways
to Survive Life in Quarantine. He is also a writer of his solo show Under The Rainbow,
1953: Race for the Summit, and a full-length play Marriage License.
He graduated with honors in a Drama major despite learning English as a third
language after Nepali and Hindi and continuing his theatre career. While studying BA in
Theatre at the CUNY, he performed in multiple main productions from Shakespeare to
His main artistic concern is to bring diverse cultures and intrinsic human truth to the
international audience from his varied background. He feels the lack of representation in
the global platform. He is a proud first-generation college graduate who wants to use his
pioneering spirit and love for the arts towards underserved children and diverse artists
by opening a performing art school in Nepal.