Manash Protim Neog is the creative head of PuppetPeople, a theatre group that uses puppetry to bring social change. He completed his studies from National School of Drama in 2009 with a specialisation in acting. Prior to joining NSD, he studied mime under the tutelage of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award recipient Moinul Hoque. Manash has performed as a mime artist extensively, including at the National Mime Festival and on television shows. He is proficient in several folk art forms such as puppetry and bhaona.