Illa Arun is an actor, singer, theatre practitioner, music composer, dancer and director/producer. She is also a writer, poet, playwright and lyricist. She has written three plays and has adapted into Hindi nine plays, including those of Ibsen, Llossa, Camus, Arbuzov, Rattigan, Chappell and Fugard. She has produced these plays and acted in over 350 performances. For her sensitive adaptations of Henrik Ibsen’s plays and for successfully organising the ‘Ibsen Theatre Festivals’ for the last four years as festival director, she has been honoured with ‘The Royal Norwegian Order of Merit—Knight 1st Class’ for 2018 by King Harald V of Norway.