Meet Our Team

Prof. Suresh Sharma

Vice President

Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist.

Ex-Editor, Sandhya Times (TOI).

Ex-Dean and Head, Department of Film & Theatre , Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University, Wardha.

Documentary films:

  • The king of Romance Shammi kapoor
  • Music composer Ravi & The Golden Age of Hindi Cine-Music
  • The Musical Journey of Khayyam
  • The Last Mughal Bahadur Shah Zafar.


Published books:

  • Bimal Roy ka Devdas (shooting script)
  • Raghuvir Sahay Rachnavali (Complete Works in 6 volumes)

Benipuri Granthavali (Complete Works in 8 volumes)

  • Collected works of eminent journalist Prabhash Joshi

Mr. Ashok Sharan

Vice President

Film Producer and Director

Produced more than 200 documentary films on the tribes of India, a feature film based on the life of Bhagwan Birsa Munda, “Ulgulan Ek Kranti” with Bollywood actors.

Member, Central Board of Film Certification, Mumbai.

About 6 times Jury Member National Film Award and International Film Festival, Goa.

MD, Tribal India TV.

Production of many other films, serials.

Service work in tribal areas of India.

Ms. Swati Indulkar

General Secretary

Professionally running LLP company in digital technologies as well as another small unit in entertainment filed.

Acting and creativity as a passion, learnt theatre from Mrs. Sulabha Deshpande, [ Avishkar group] and another local group called Surpravah. Done training workshops of Meena Naik [puppet shows], Charusheela Sabale [folkdance], Vinda Karandikar [poem writing]. Dilip Prabhavalkar [Voice Modulation]

Did experimental theatre till 2015 with various local groups as well as given state level performances win prices. Also worked as a judge for various drama competitions. To name few, Mumbai Custom office, Maharashtra state level drama competition, drama Competition at regional level for schools of hearing impairment and speech problems etc. Did Voice over for e books to NAB [ National Association for Blinds].

Created CG films for various clients. Made documentary film on Haifa war in the year 2021. It was mainly about the contribution of Indian regiments in the war.

Currently making documentary on one of the renown archeologist.

Dr. Ravindra Katyayan

The Treasurer

Dr. Katyayn is an Academician, Documentary Filmmaker, Media Writer & Research Director.
He has made documentary films on social issues like gender discrimination, child sexual
abuse, participation of women in Municipal Corporation of Mumbai. His feature film as a
scriptwriter- Yeh Hai Paranormal Ishq, was released in Oct 2018.
Apart from making documentary films, Dr. Katyayn has written tele-serials, short films,
feature films, and advertisements. He has two story collections to his credit- PYAAR ME
LADKI and COURT MARTIAL FIR SE. He has written more than 10 books on literature and
media. He debut novel- 1984: A LOVE STORY, is a historical fiction inspired on the true
events of 1984 Delhi anti Sikh riots and is under publication process.
Dr. Ravindra Katyayn, has got awards for his stories in India and Abroad. He has also been
awarded for his debut Play- Maa, Tumhari Bahut Yaad Aa Rahi hai, from Encore Group
America. A Ph.D. on journalism from Lucknow University, Dr. Ravindra Katyayn has taught in
Goa University, Pune University, SNDT Women’s University, Symbiosis Institute of Media
and Communication, Pune, and Maniben Nanavati Women’s College, Mumbai. He has done
Academic and Cultural journeys to Japan, Thailand, America, Dubai, China, Hong Kong,
Indonesia, Vietnam and Cambodia.
He started his career by serving the nation in Indian Air Force as a RADAR Technician, for 12
years and 03 months.

Mr. Arun Shekhar

The Joint – Secretary

Arun Kumar Singh , working in creative field as a Arun Shekhar, born and brought up in Uttar Pradesh. He completed his Diploma in dramatics from BNA( Bharatendu Natya Akademi) and his post-graduation from Mumbai University in Hindi Literature.
Arun Shekhar is an actor, producer, director and playwright, with a long experience of more than 2 decades in the film Industry. He has acted in films like Kaagaz, Tarpan, Pustak, Veer Savarkar, Shamitabh, Sab Kuchh Hai, Kuchh Bhi Nahin, Kuchh Khatta, Kuchh Meetha and many more.
He has made a few documentaries on various subjects & is currently working on a biographical documentary on the veteran & wellknown filmmaker Shri Rajdutt (Shri Dattaji Mayalu)
He has acted and directed several stage plays.
He has also worked with acclaimed film Directors like A. R. Murgadoss, Reema Kagti, R. Balki, Sagar Sarhadi, Basu Chaterjee, Ved Rahi, Satish Kaushik and others in various technical roles.
He was associated as a dialogue writer for Hollyday starring Akshay kumar, Govinda, Sonakshi Sinha.
A cinema – student by heart, he does not miss an opportunity to interact with students and has conducted many workshops on various facets of film making and acting. He has also been invited as a Jury member to many campus film festivals as well as Rashtriya Kala Manch film festival.
He was invited to be on the selection committee for MIFF’22.
Multi talented, Aruun Shekhar
has written many books like Hindi Poetry play ‘mera or na chhor’ and Hindi satirical play ‘aa se aam par charcha’.
He has also interviewed many film personalities as an RJ.

Mr. Kamlesh K Mishra

Media – Head

Kamlesh K Mishra is a National Film Award Winning Writer-Director. His docu-drama film MADHUBANI: THE STATION OF COLOURS won 66th National Film Award-2018 for best narration under non-feature category. Kamlesh K Mishra is working independently in Audio – Visual media in Mumbai & Delhi for the more than 2 decades. After a successful and fulfilling stint in both the print and audio-visual media, Kamlesh K Mishra has set to add another dimension in this intellectually creative journey. This means a foray into the world of cinema.

He has just completed his debut feature film titled AZAMGARH, starring Pankaj Tripathi. He has written a feature film titled MASOOM SAWAAL story of a teen aged girl facing mental, social & phycological trauma on her first menstrual period, released this year.

Kamlesh’s debut short film titled KITAAB is steaming on Disney+Hotstar. This is the last film of famous actor late Mr. Tom Alter. This film has been selected in more than 75 National – International Film Festivals and received more than 30 awards in various categories. Kamlesh K Mishra was awarded by then Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, for his film RAHIMAH PANI. He has created nationwide famous slogan “BETI BACHAO

Jury Member

International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2019 & 2020

Bengaluru International Film Festival 2019

Mr. Bipin Choubal

EC member 

Bachelor of Arts with Psychology and Economics from the UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY.

Diploma in Mass media from Chetna College, affiliated to the UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY.

Worked with M/s. KISHOR KUMAR PRODUCTION, for the film “DOOR KA RAHI” in the Editing department as Assistant.

Worked with M/s. PRAMOD FILMS of Producer-Director PRAMOD CHARVARTY,  in PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT as Assistant.

Joined FILMS DIVISION, in PRODUCTION DEPARTMENT, as Unit Manager, in 1979.

Made Documentary films on yesteryear playback singer MUBARAK BEGUM, MAHENDRA KAPOOR as Director. MOHAMED RAFFI as ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR.  Few films on “GANDHI’s preaching.

Made Radio Serial on “WOMEN EMPOWERMENT” for “MAHILA ARTHIK VIKAS MANDAL”, Government of Maharashtra, 52 Episode broadcast on ALL INDIA RADIO, MUMBAI, all over the MAHARASHTRA in 2006 – 07.

On my retirement from FILMS DIVISION,  made a film on “AMBIDIXTURE – AMAZING TALENT” as a Director – Producer, nominated for the NATIONAL SCIENCE FILM FESTIVAL in March 2020, under the banner of ‘FIRST IMPRESSION PRODUCTION”, Mumbai.

Film on XENOTRANSPLATATION – Animal organ transplant to the human body, under production, shooting in MARCH 2021.

Under production TV Serial on “WOMEN CRICKET” and INDIAN JEWELLERY (Dream project) maybe for OTT platform.

Dr. Santosh Pathare

EC Member

Dr.Santosh Pathare has Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry. He studied Marathi Literature [M.A.] and Journalism and Mass Communication from University of Mumbai. He is a member of Federation of Film Societies of India  [western Region] and  General Secretary of Prabhat Chitra Mandal , a leading Film Society in India. He was appointed as a coordinator for ‘Chitrapat Dnyanmandal, Marathi Vishwakosh Nirmiti Mandal, Maharashtra State’.

He is a film critic and editor of magazine ‘Vaastaw Roopwani’. He is also a producer of documentary film ‘The Tale of Natives’. He has directed  documentary  films ‘Sumitra Bhave – Ek Samantar Prawaas’ , ‘Maru Jivan Ej Mari Vaani’, ‘In search of Rituparno Ghosh’ and short film Kolahal.

He is recipient of Dr. Arun Tikekar Memorial Award by Garware Institute, University of Mumbai. He had been invited as a Jury for prestigious International festivals , Barcelona International Film Festival, Spain, International Film Festival, South Africa, International Film Festival , Bengluru.

Mr. Makaranad Mohan Padhye

EC Member

G.D.Arts, Sir J.J. School of Applied Arts, Mumbai.

Work Experience –

Worked for Doordarshan Channel as an Asst. Cameraman for two years

Worked for different Advertising Agencies as a creative artist and as an Asst. Director & Director for  6 years

Worked as a Sound Engineer for M/s Banyan Tree communications for 5 years

Work Experience –

Worked for various Documentaries & Short Films, Ad Films as an Asst. Director, Director, Cameraman, Prod. Asst. & Actor.

Worked with Adhikari Brothers as a still photographer for 4 years

Also worked with Late Producer Kundan Shah’s production team as an assistant for 2 years

Working as an actor for 32 years in Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati, Bengali, English theatre, serials and films.

Mr. Jagdish Nishad

EC member 

Documentary film (documentary) producer
Has made a few documentaries on various subjects and is currently working on a biographical documentary on the veteran and renowned film maker Sri Rajdutt (Sri Dattaji Mayalu).

Special skills
Playwright, actor
Costume Technician
Government services
Central Board of Film Certification
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Advisory Member
social work

Active in Indian art and artist protection conservation and organization work

Mr. Surendra Kulkarni

Co-opted Ec Member

IDPA – Executive Committee Member, Last 2 terms
Last about 30 years Active in Social & Cultural Activities
Was Founder of “Udbodhan Uttkarsh Mandal, Bandra East, presided by well known journalist Shri D. V. Gokhale – Chief Editor Maharashtra Times
Engaged into Short Film Making, Last Few years
Actively working for well being of various artists
Worked as Covid Volunteer for about 5 months in First Covid Wave
Working with NGOs for well being of society