Born on 31 August 1945 in Bikaner, Shri Nand Kishore Acharya is an eminent Hindi playwright and a poet. After completing his M.A. in History, and in English Literature, he earned his PhD in History. He has been a journalist, teacher and Head, Department of History in Rampuriya College, Bikaner.
His plays such as Dehantar, Jille Subhani, Ghulam Baadshah are considered significant in Indian theatre. Collection of his poems were included in the Chautha Saptak edited by Ajneya. He has published five volumes of poetry: Jal Hai Jahan, Shabd Bhule Hue, Wah Ek Samudra Tha, Aati Hai Jaise Mrityu, and Kavita Mein Nahin Hai Jo, and has been acclaimed for his work of literary criticism like Ajneya ki Kaavya Titirsha, Rachna ka Sach, Sarjak ka Man, Anubhav ka Bhava and Sahitya ka Svabhav, in addition to his plays Pagal Ghar and others. Shri Nand Kishore Acharya has been associated as editor with a number of magazines and newspapers such as Everymen’s, Saptahant, Chiti, Marudeep, Arubharu, Itvari Patrika, Rajasthan Patrika and Shivira Patrika, and has also written columns for some of the magazines mentioned above.
Shri Nand Kishore Acharya is the recipient of several awards and honours for his work as a playwright and a poet including the Mira Award, the Bihari Award, the Bhubaneswar Award, and the honours by Rajasthan Sahitya Akademi, and Rajasthan Sangeet Natak Akademi.
Shri Nand Kishore Acharya receives the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for his contribution to Indian theatre as a playwright.