Neeraj Kabi is an Indian film and theatre actor known for his works in International films and Hindi cinema, theatre, and television. Neeraj began his film acting career in 1997 where he appeared in the National Award winning film "The Last Vision", directed by A.K. Bir and produced by NFDC-India. Neeraj has trained briefly in a host of traditional martial and dance forms to equip himself for his work as an actor in theatre and films.
In 2013, he made his re-entry with Ship of Theseus, playing the lead in one of the three stories. Ship of Theseus won several prestigious International film awards and also the National Film Award for Best Feature Film for that year. Neeraj's performance was widely applauded and fetched him several nominations and awards including the Best Actor award at the International competition section of the 4th Sakhalin International Film Festival in Russia. He then appeared as the lead villain in Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! (2015) directed by Dibakar Banerjee and produced by Yashraj Films. Thereafter, he played one of the pivotal roles in Meghna Gulzar's Talvar (2015) which was written and produced by Vishal Bhardwaj. Neeraj was nominated for both these performances at the film awards.
Kabi has also enacted the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the 2014 Television series Samvidhaan: The Making of the Constitution of India created by Rajya Sabha TV, and directed by Shyam Benegal.
Neeraj shot for Gurinder Chadha's 'Viceroy's House' in early 2016. This is an International film with an international ensemble cast. He later shot for Jar Pictures' 'Once Again', a love story where he plays the lead opposite Shifaali Shah. The other two films which he has completed shooting for are Dipesh Jain's 'In the Shadows' with Manoj Bajpai and Nirang Desai's 'Tabeer' in the lead role opposite Prosenjit Chatterjee. Neeraj has just finished shooting for "The Hungry", an International feature film with Naseeruddin Shah. He has also wrapped up his shoot for "The Field", an international film for worldwide release with Ronit Roy, Brendan Fraser and Abhay Deol. Neeraj is currently shooting for a Yash Raj feature film called "Hitchki" opposite Rani Mukherji.
Neeraj Kabi is an acting coach for actors, celebrities, and aspiring actors. As acting training is based on advanced sciences and psychology, Neeraj uses these methodologies to train corporates as well in Human Relationships.
Neeraj Kabi is also the founder and artistic director of Pravah Theatre and Film Laboratory which is engaged in exploring the fact that theatre and cinema are two of the most important tools to understand and feel the human process, change human perspectives and cause human awakening. Pravah aspires to leave behind works in theatre and cinema that will touch, move, inspire and empower.
Best Actor at the 4th Sakhalin International Film Festival, Russia, in the International competition section in 2014 for his performance in Ship of Theseus
Best Actor [Jury Special Mention] for his performance in the internationally acclaimed and celebrated film Ship of Theseus in recognition of Cinematic Excellence at the 4th Jagran Film Festival, 2013
In May 2015, the NBC honoured Neeraj Kabi with the Newsmakers Achievers' Award for Best Actor for his silent and steady contribution to Indian theatre and cinema
Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at the IBNLive Movie Awards 2016
Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at the Zee Cine Awards 2016
Nominated for Best Actor in a negative role (Readers Choice) for Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! at the Stardust Awards 2016
Nominated for most promising newcomer (Male) for Ship of Theseus at the 20th Annual Screen Awards 2015
Nominated for Best Actor in a supporting role for Talvar at the 11th Sony Guild Awards 2015