Samuel John

Samuel John is an Indian actor and theatre activist. He played the role of the protagonist in the National Award-winning Punjabi film,Anhe Ghore Da Daan.

The highly acclaimed film Anhe Ghore Da Daan (English: Alms for a Blind Horse) won National Awards for Best Direction, Cinematography and Best Feature Film in Punjabi at the 59th National Film Awards of India.


Born and brought up in village Dhilwan near Faridkot, Punjab, Samuel John did his graduation in humanities from Kotkapura and then post-graduation in Theatre and Television from Punjabi University, Patiala. He works with his small group, Peoples’ Theatre, Lehragaga, to stage plays mostly in rural areas of Punjab.


Samuel acted in a single actor play Jooth based on autobiography of Om Prakash Valmiki, adapted in Punjabi by Balram. First staged byMedia Artists, the play has had many shows thereafter. Samuel also directed for Media Artists, the Punjabi adaptation of Shakespeare’sMacbeth by Balram. Other notable plays that he has directed or acted in, include, Maat Lok, Tain Ki Dard Na Aaya,Ghasia Hoia Aadmi andBaagan Da Raakha.


  • Dhoondte Reh Jaoge!
  • Anhe Ghore Da Daan (2011)
  • Aatu Khoji (short film) (2010)
  • Police in Pollywood (2014)