Playwright, director, and theatre-actor, M. Sayeed Alam, is the main force behind Pierrot Troupe, a legendary Delhi-based theater group. A Ph. D. from Aligarh Muslim University, Alam is also an author and researcher and has previously been a journalist with Iran-based news agency, IRNA. Pierrot Troupe has produced more than two thousand shows, which include masterpieces like Ghalib In New Delhi, Cut Cut Cut, Big B, Maulana Azad and K. L. Saigal. Some of the best names from theatre and cinema that have appeared in its plays include Tom Alter, Rakesh Bedi, and Simple Kaul.