“I am immensely pleased to be part of this pan-India effort to educate our people of Assam on ways to improve human health. TeachAIDS is a wonderful tool. I am especially impressed with the emphasis on concept-based learning versus memorizing lists of facts.” – Kopil Bora
It comes as no surprise that the multitalented actor, Kopil Bora, is deeply admired by youth across the great state of Assam. Most recently, he has joined the team of TeachAIDS cultural icons and plays the role of the curious male student in the Axomiya version of the TeachAIDS animations. By joining TeachAIDS, Bora has added another powerful performance to his list of impressive theatrical achievements and social involvement.
Bora, who completed his master’s in English from Cotton College, Guwahati, started his career as a stage artist with the college’s Shakespeare Society in the play An Inspector Calls, which was staged in Rabindra Bhawan. Since then, he has acted in more than 50 plays under several notable directors. His most recent play was Padmashree Arun Sarma’s critically acclaimed Napoleon, performed earlier this year.
Early in his career, Bora starred in Bidyut Chakravarty’s film Gun Gun Gane Gane. He has gone on to star in several other noteworthy Assamese films, including Aahir Bhairav, Jetuka Pator Dore, and Dwaar. Bora also makes regular appearances on television, acting in several TV series and hosting a variety of popular programs such as the Voice of Assam and Spelling Genius. In addition to these accomplishments, Bora has also anchored the music talent search program Axom Idol, serves as an All India Radio (AIR) voice artist, and directs his own films.
Bora believes that it is particularly critical for cultural icons to continuously work toward giving back to society. Over the years, he has volunteered his efforts towards a number of noteworthy causes. When asked why he joined TeachAIDS, he said, “I immediately said yes. If I can lend my voice and help people across our state be more aware of this critical problem and ways to prevent transmission, it would be a great contribution to our society.”
TeachAIDS is thrilled to welcome Bora to its team of global cultural icons. With support from Assam’s Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, and formal approvals across the state, the Axomiya language versions of the TeachAIDS animations will be made available for free throughout the state of Assam, India.
Photo: Assamese cultural icon Kopil Bora records his voice for the male student character at the Auditek Digital Recording Studio in Guwahati, Assam.