Amal Allana was raised in a family of theatre stalwarts. She majored in Direction from the National School of Drama (NSD) in Delhi in 1968. Allana’s plays are meditative reflections on our times, a vision that transcends narrow definitions of culture and nationality, thereby exploring the intercultural nature of human experience. She has directed over 60 productions. Allana is the recipient of several national and international awards, including the Sangeet Natak Academy Award for Direction in 1998.