The President

Brief Profile

Mumbai based filmmaker, started his career in 1984 more than three and a half decades ago.

–          Nominated – Panorama Jury (Non Feature) International Film Festival of India; Goa (IFFI 2022) & Preview Committee– International Film Festival of India; Goa (IFFI 2019), Jury Chairperson – Third Eye Asian Film Festival 2012 & 2020, Jury Chairperson- Indian Railways Film Competition, Jury – State Awards- Government of Maharashtra 2012, Jury & Jury Chairperson – Kolhapur International Film Festival multiple occasions, Jury-BMM Degree Colleges-University of Mumbai etc…

          Presently nominated to the Central Sub-Committee of the National Film Heritage Mission for Prioritization Digitization and Restoration of films, Ministry Of Information & Broadcasting; Government Of India.

–   Organizing Committees MIFF‘04 & MIFF ‘14. Nominated – Child Labour Advisory Board; Govt of Maharashtra. Selection Committee – MIFF ’04, MIFF ’06, MIFF ’08 & MIFF ’14,

–   Documentaries for – Govt of Gujarat, Ministry Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Labour, & other Central & State Government Ministies & organizations. Corporate Films – Reliance group, NRB Bearings, Choksey Chemicals Pvt Ltd {Asian Paints}, Indian Red Cross Society etc… AD-Films – Ramson Kitchenware AURO VISION etc…

–   ‘The Mahatma’ Short Animation film selected in many International Film Festivals. Written Screenplay for Manpasand- The Perfect Match film selected – 22 International Film Festivals, won many awards. Narrative-poem for an animation film “Chakravyuh” – RTI; film won many awards.

–          Faculty – Xavier’s Institute of Communication; (XIC); Mumbai, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi (MGIH) University-Wardha, Harkisan Mehta Foundation; Mumbai & Wigan & Leigh College (UK affiliated).

–         Film-Making–Film Appreciation Workshops at Guwahati, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Jaipur, Nasik, Azamgadh, Valsad etc… Conducted Documentary workshop for M.S. University; Gujarat & National Film Archive India (NFAI) at Shimla;

–     Trained in Hindustani Classical Music 17 years from Pt. Dinkar Kaikini, Pt. Ajay Pohankar & Pt. Dayal Thakur.

–   Taught Acting-Stagecraft to nearly 3000 students. Plays & Street-Plays received many awards.

–          –Poems published in literary anthologies.