In 1877 Rabindranath Tagore acts on stage for the first time. He plays the principal role of a comedy written by his brother Jyotirindranath. He plays Valmiki in Valmii Pratibha. The show is performed privately at their home. Rabindranath Tagore as actor (the photo is from 1880 not 1877).  Image credit: Ministry of Culture, Government of India.