Vinita Belani, Founding Artistic Director, EnActe Arts

Vinita Belani, Founding Artistic Director, EnActe Arts

Founding Artistic Director, EnActe Arts

Belani founded EnActe Arts as a response to the under-representation of South Asian stories and talent in America. EnActe is a Pan-American theatre company with a two fold mission – to bring South Asian stories into their rightful place as global narratives and to develop emerging multi- cultural talent in playwriting, performance and stagecraft. EnActe serves as a production House and a talent incubator.

Belani comes to ‘artrepreneurship’ after a successful 20-year entrepreneurial career in technology. Her last corporate position was as Vice President of Business Development at Sogeti, a Cap Gemini company. Prior to that Belani worked at several multinationals and start-ups. She was the co-founder of Paguro, and the Founder and CEO of SocketWorks.

Belani was a founding Board Member of SEED, a global science education non-profit connecting schoolchildren to scientists on projects across geographies. She currently serves on the Board of Maitri – a non-profit serving survivors of domestic abuse and violence.

Belani holds a BS/MS in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, and an MBA (specialization – entrepreneurship) from HEC, France. She also holds a degree in French Language and Culture from the Sorbonne, Paris and a Zertifikat in German from the Max Mueller Institute.

Belani has lived and worked in Asia, Europe, Africa and America and speaks 7 languages including French, Spanish, German, Hindi and Bengali. She has been acting since the age of 5 and directing since the age