Abhinay Banker

Abhinay Banker

Personal Info

  • Born 14 September 1984
  • Native Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Education Bachelor in Performing Arts, Gujarat University.
  • Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)
  • Organization Aarambh Arts Academy


Abhinay Banker was born and brought up in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat, India. He entered into Indian cinema with path-breaking Gujarati feature film Kevi Rite Jaish (2012) which has won more than 20 awards. He has earned accolades as an actor, director, and scriptwriter.He has also acted in many short films like a short fiction film Gujarati Fock (2012) which was screened at Berlin Film Festival and also at FTII on the celebration of completing 100 years of Indian Cinema.  He has also acted in a television commercial (TVC) for the nations most eagerly awaited television show Kaun Banega Crorepati (2014). Abhinay Banker is actively working as an actor/director in Indian theatre since 2006, he has experience with the directors from various countries like France, Italy, Australia, USA, Germany etc. He has performed leading roles under the direction of renowned directors like Saumya Joshi, Mallika Sarabhai, Aditi Desai, Dinesh Khanna (National School of Drama), Astrid Bas (France), Abhishek Jain, Nitesh Tiwari, Ajay Phansekar, Tapan Vyas, Rahul Bhole and many others. He is a Founder Member of Actor’s Theatre,  Ahmedabad and is a Founder Director of Aarambh Arts Academy.

A message by him-

“My message Would be that even if you have Failed in 1 Audition or 10 to say don’t stop Yourself Don’t be Afraid to Approach Anyone after 6 Months a Person Face Changes Which Might be Perfect for our next role at that time so give Another try”.


2012 Kevi Rite Jaish Raheel
2013 Bhinti Maage – Behind the Wall Atul
2017 Shubh Aarambh
2017 Dhantya Open Murlee Lalvani
2017 Colorbaaj Inspector Girish Ramavat
2018 Mijaaj VP
2018 Reva Bittu-Banga


Other Plays/Natak

2007 Unsuni Anand He Acted as Anand in Malika Sarabhai’s(Unheard Voices)which is an adaption of former IAS officer. Despite facing heat from the Censor board, it Completed more than 150 Performances.
2007 Hamlet-o-lear Edger
2007 Aswastthama Aswastthama A play Written by Madyu Ray based on the Character of Mahabharata. Ashwatthama is the son of guru Drona and the grandson of the Bharadwaja.he fought on the Kaurava side against the Pandavas in the Kurukshetra war.
2008 Phèdre in India Théramène
2009 Khamoshiyaan
2009 Khuda Hafiz A play based on the scars suffered from riots – a collage of Gulzar’s literary creations on stage at ‘Festival of non-violence through arts’
2009 Ahmedabad ki aurat bhali – Ramkali Narrator An adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s popular play ‘The good woman of Setzuan’ in 34th Vikram Sarabhai International Art Festival
2010 Welcome Zindagi Vivek Ganatra A play located in a two-room flat in the heart of Mumbai city. The flat is inhabited by a family of three- father.  The central conflict in the play arises out of the lack of communication between the father and the son.
2011 Main Tenu Phir Milangi Sahir Ludhianv The Play is based on the life of a very famous Punjabi Poet Amrita Pritam,.Her Love tale is about aside from others, as it talks about the Purest Unconditional Love. A Divine Love Story.
2012 Chalta Phirta Bambai The Play is based on Urdu writer Saadar Hasan Manto When he left Mumbai to Visit Delhi he Said “Main Khud Ek Chalta Phirtya Bambai hun”(I myself am a Travelling Mumbai)to explain his connection to the city.
2012 Kasturba Mahatma Gandhi The Play is based on the Kasturba Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. She was an Indian Political activist and the wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
2013 Akoopar Nayak – Painter The play focuses on the existence of the Maldharis who live within the Gir Forest, the last home of the Asiatic lion.
2014 Kadak Badshahi Ahmed Shah
2014 Koi Pan Ek Phool Nu Naam Bolo T Keshav Thaker The play is based on the psychological murder mystery.
2014 Haji Ek Varta Marathi Servant Haji Ek varta play presents the relationship between a married couple fed by love and light-hearted banter. Different encounters of an overly secretive person Innocence of true deep friendship untouched by Communism. Hilarious interaction between a Servant and The owner. Threads of Pure Hilarity, Affection, & Joy entwined make ” Haji Ek Varta.
2015 Unbroken Wings
2016 Samudra Manthan Mithu The Story is based on the battle for good over malice, is an ancestral thought of the Gujarati group of Kharwas(Who live by the Ocean). It is the genesis of a Nakhuda the term utilized for a captain of the boat in the Kharwas and Demonstrates them in the Mid Ocean.
2016 Happy Journey A play written and directed by Abhinay Banker for HL Institute of Commerce, Ahmedabad University, demonstrates the life of today’s youth as an unstudy and seeking after her interests and who experiences diminishes of being in a relationship.
2017 Saat Teri Ekvees
2017 Pune Highway (Dramatised reading)



  1. He has Received ‘Dada Saheb Phalke’ Award for the best Short film in the Marathi Language.
  2. He has also won the Transmedia Award for Best actor (2013) for the critically acclaimed drama ‘Kasturba’ in which he played the character of Mahatma Gandhi.
  3. BBC and Radio chose him as ‘Youth Icon’2015 for an Inspiration Youth in the Field of Theatre.

Did You Know?

  1. He is a Faculty cum mentor at Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Ahmedabad.
  2. He served as the head of the drama department at Darpana Academy Of Performing Arts, Ahmedabad during 2012-2015.
  3. A play named “Happy Journey”, written and directed by himself, for H.L. Institute for commerce, Ahmedabad University, won several features and awards. It won first prize and was included in various categories in the field of Theatre by INT (Indian National Theatre).


Trailers & Videos

Abhinay Banker

Colorbaaj Trailer


Mijaaj Trailer

Dhantya Open Trailer

Reva Trailer