Surabhi studied journalism, psychology and English literature in college, but her career path has seen her deeply engaged with the arts as a theatre practitioner, performer, dramaturg, filmmaker and writer; all of which galvanised her natural interest in human behaviour. The exploration of gaze and privilege have been important themes in her creative work in recent times.
Surabhi started her work with Steps as an actor-facilitator in 2014 and now designs and delivers workshops on a range of topics like Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Disability Justice, Mental Health and LGBTQIA+ Awareness. In this capacity, she has worked with organizations such as Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Publicis Sapient, Northern Trust and Accenture, to name a few. For her, watching someone be moved is one of the biggest perks of doing this work. It’s what keeps her going.
She lives in Bangalore with her husband Raj and son Neel. When inspiration strikes, she can be found writing poetry or painting.
The Last Black Man in San Francisco.
Deep conversations with people I meet in random situations.
As a child, I dreamt of being a marine biologist… I’m sure it had more to do with living by the beach than with marine life!