India by the Bay returns for its fifth edition as an annual reaffirmation of the deep ties between India and Hong Kong, China. The relationship between the two countries, already infused by the warmth of the multi-cultural canvas that both possess, is strengthened each year by the Festival’s showcase of a diverse and vibrant program.
Co-presented by Teamwork Arts and Asia Society Hong Kong Center and supported by the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, India by the Bay brings the best of India to Hong Kong with a marvelous mix of events across a breadth of genres. Music, dance, film, food, theater, yoga, literature and art will be on offer in a diverse and eclectic program that audiences can savor through the course of the Festival week.
A unique opportunity to experience India’s eclectic culture, both classic and contemporary, India by the Bay 2019 hopes to reach out to a wide audience, from local as well as diasporic communities. It promises a rich mix of artistic expressions through a week-long celebration of the arts.
Spend an evening with one of Bollywood’s most versatile and multi-faceted actresses: Manisha Koirala. Manisha will be in conversation with Sanjoy K. Roy, to share her extraordinary journey in life and cinema.
Koirala made her acting debut in 1989 in Nepali Cinema before making her maiden Bollywood film Saudagar in 1991. From hits like 1942 a Love Story in 1994 to the biopic Sanju in 2018, Koirala has portrayed a variety of interesting characters. She is a stage performer and has contributed as an author to the book Healed which chronicles the story of her successful battle against cancer. She aligns herself to social causes that work towards women's rights, prevention of violence against women, prevention of human trafficking, cancer-awareness, has been Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund, and was involved in relief works after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake.