Irawati Karnik is a budding young theatre person and an all-rounder at that! She has worked as an actor, has directed plays and even written them. Her first brush with professional theatre occurred when accomplished Marathi theatre director and playwright, Chetan Datar asked her to be a part of ‘Aawishkar’. She has acted in about eight plays, directed around five odd plays and has written four plays to date. She has also served as an assistant director to Chetan Datar as well as to theatre veteran, Satyadev Dubey. Her latest stint in the theatre as an actor-director has been with Vijay Tendulkar’s one-act play titled Goshta. The play has been very well executed and Irawati’s performance easily places her to be amongst the cream of young actors that we have today. Her direction of Khel Mandiyela, a Marathi adaptation of a Polish play has won her recognition and an award.