Harsh Gupta is an actor, writer, director and entrepreneur currently based in New York City. Born and raised in the cultural hub of New Delhi, he is in constant search for truth and honesty in his work. He first started acting in Delhi theatre groups where he worked with renowned actors and theatre directors including Shilpi Marwaha and Arvind Gaur. He then went on to study The Method at The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute in New York. He studies in depth the work of Lee Strasberg and Konstantin Stanislavsky.
As a filmmaker, Harsh has found success in film festivals all over the world where his work has been recognized and awarded in numerous categories. At LSTFI’s own festivals, he was honoured with the “Best Actor Award” at the Lee Strasberg Film Festival in New York and went on to win “Best Editing” and “Best Smartphone Film” at the LSTFI Los Angeles’ 3×5 Film Competition. Harsh runs an international production company, FA-36 Productions, and firmly believes that cinema has the power to initiate conversations, challenge stereotypes, and foster societal change. He recognizes the critical role that filmmakers play in bringing marginalized stories to light and addressing them with sensitivity and authenticity.
As a teacher and mentor, Harsh has been invited as a guest speaker and led masterclasses in acting at reputable universities and acting institutions. He believes that acting is a process and that the actor should always keep training to rejuvenate their creative process.