Ranjit Bolt OBE (born 1959) is a British playwright and translator. He was born in Manchester of Anglo-Indian parents and is the nephew of playwright and screen-writer Robert Bolt and his father was literary critic Sydney Bolt. He was educated at Oxford University. His versions of foreign classic dramas have been produced at major theatres all over the English-speaking world, including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, and on Broadway. As well as his plays he has published a novel in verse, Losing it. He was awarded the OBE in 2003 for services to literature.