ARTISTS & TEAM

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ROHIT BOSE ROY

Rohit Bose Roy is an Indian television and film actor. After debuting on television in biggest hit Swaabhiman where he played the charming Rishabh Malhotra , Rohit has acted in notable Bollywood movies such as Kaabil, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, LOC, Apartment, Plan and the recently released Mumbai Saga!
He starred in the movie Shootout at Lokhandwala, in which he portrayed the iconic character of Fattu, one of the gang members. He has also directed a short film named Rice Plate starring Shabana azmi and Naseeruddin shah as a part of the anthology film Dus Kahaniyaan. He has hosted award shows and game shows and had a chat show of his own called Inside Bollywood with Rohit Bose Roy.

TEEKAM JOSHI

Teekam Joshi has essayed various roles in his life, from actor, director and teacher. A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Award for acting (2019), Teekam is an alumni of the National School of Drama and completed a post-graduation with the specialization of acting. He has also worked with the NSD repertory, and returned to teach there as well.

Teekam forayed into theatre at an early age, in Bhopal, where he hails from. He had the opportunity to act in several plays cutting through a spectrum of genres, with directors like Bansi Kaul , BV Karanth, Fritz Bennewitz, John Martin and Robin Das. During his days in Bhopal, he also worked with the Bharat Bhawan Repertory, Rang Vidushak (Bansi Kaul), Dost (Alok Chatterjee). Some of his notable career highlights include plays like ‘Bapu’ directed by Bhanu Bharti, ‘Janeman’ directed by Waman Kendre, where he played the role of an eunuch. There was also Mohan Maharishi’s “Einstein” as a transformative journey, while Prasanna’s “Uttara Ram Charitam” tested his skills as an actor when he played the role of Ram in the realistic genre with Awadhi language and songs.

His solo performance in “Shaayar… Shutter Down” was another challenge, “The play explored urban loneliness in a poetic way. It involved many theatrical tools like mime, dance, acting and a lot of emotional shifting through the narrative.”

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TEEKAM JOSHI

Teekam Joshi has essayed various roles in his life, from actor, director and teacher. A recipient of the Sangeet Natak Award for acting (2019), Teekam is an alumni of the National School of Drama and completed a post-graduation with the specialization of acting. He has also worked with the NSD repertory, and returned to teach there as well.

Teekam forayed into theatre at an early age, in Bhopal, where he hails from. He had the opportunity to act in several plays cutting through a spectrum of genres, with directors like Bansi Kaul , BV Karanth, Fritz Bennewitz, John Martin and Robin Das. During his days in Bhopal, he also worked with the Bharat Bhawan Repertory, Rang Vidushak (Bansi Kaul), Dost (Alok Chatterjee). Some of his notable career highlights include plays like ‘Bapu’ directed by Bhanu Bharti, ‘Janeman’ directed by Waman Kendre, where he played the role of an eunuch. There was also Mohan Maharishi’s “Einstein” as a transformative journey, while Prasanna’s “Uttara Ram Charitam” tested his skills as an actor when he played the role of Ram in the realistic genre with Awadhi language and songs.

His solo performance in “Shaayar… Shutter Down” was another challenge, “The play explored urban loneliness in a poetic way. It involved many theatrical tools like mime, dance, acting and a lot of emotional shifting through the narrative.”

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TISCA CHOPRA

As someone who’s always refused to settle for the mediocre, Tisca’s insistence on excellence and passion have not only won her acclaim and fame but also two Filmfare Awards, as well as recognition on the international stage in both, films and on stage, at the New York International Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival. She recently turned filmmaker–writing and producing award-winning and critically acclaimed short films like Chutney, and her directorial debut–Rubaru.

Having acted in some super hits like Taare Zameen Par, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji & Good Newwz, Tisca is a bona fide style and beauty icon. She is the face of many popular brands.

Beyond her acting career, Tisca has worked with Sam Pitroda on the National Knowledge Commission to revamp the education system. She works consistently with NGOs and small businesses to give a leg up to women entrepreneurs. She lives in Mumbai with her pilot and writer husband Sanjay, and eight year old daughter Tara.

MAHUA CHAUHAN

A Writer, Director and Choreographer from Udaipur with a master’s degree in Hindi and Rajasthani Literature (gold
medal) Worked with theatre legends like Ratan Thiyam, Dr. Chandra Dasan and Dr. Niranjan Goswami Winner of many awards
including Sangeet Natak Akadami award.

She learned Kathak from National School of Kathak under the tutelage of
Guru Padamshri Urmila Nagar J and is trained in contemporary dancing,
Chau and Thang ta martial art and Aerials. Her professional stage journey
started at the tender age of 7.

She has been representing India at different festivals of repute world over
and been part of different Indian festivals like SAARC festivals and a
number of classical dance concerts.

She is a writer and a pioneer in a natural intelligence program called
BODILY KINESTHETICS in this part of the world.

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MAHUA CHAUHAN

A Writer, Director and Choreographer from Udaipur with a master’s degree in Hindi and Rajasthani Literature (gold
medal) Worked with theatre legends like Ratan Thiyam, Dr. Chandra Dasan and Dr. Niranjan Goswami Winner of many awards
including Sangeet Natak Akadami award.

She learned Kathak from National School of Kathak under the tutelage of
Guru Padamshri Urmila Nagar J and is trained in contemporary dancing,
Chau and Thang ta martial art and Aerials. Her professional stage journey
started at the tender age of 7.

She has been representing India at different festivals of repute world over
and been part of different Indian festivals like SAARC festivals and a
number of classical dance concerts.

She is a writer and a pioneer in a natural intelligence program called
BODILY KINESTHETICS in this part of the world.

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INDIAN OCEAN

A Delhi based band formed in the early 90s whose distinct sound has resonated through generations.
Created Music for films like Masaan and Black Friday.

Latest single, “ Akhiyan Udeek Diyan” was released in April 2020. Last studio album ‘ Tandanu ’ (2014) included
collaborations with artists like Vishal Dadlani,Shankar Mahadevan, Shubha Mudgal and Karsh Kale to name a few.

“Leaving Home The Life and Music of Indian Ocean” directed by Jaideep Varma made history when it became the first full length documentary film to be released nationally in theatres.

ROSHAN ABBAS

The director of Graffiti the first indigenous high school musical made into a feature film. Written and Directed over 20 plays and musicals. Last acted
in the Disney production Aladdin.

Roshan made his directorial debut under the banner of Shah Rukh Khan’s
production house Red Chilies Entertainment in 2011.

Highly regarded as a media entrepreneur, he is constantly in search of the
next big idea to support as an angel investor. He has founded and led
successful companies like Encompass and Kommune. Encompass is amongst India’s largest experiential marketing agency, and was awarded a Bronze Cannes Lion. Kommune is a performing arts collective that believes every story deserves a stage.

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ROSHAN ABBAS

The director of Graffiti the first indigenous high school musical made into a feature film. Written and Directed over 20 plays and musicals. Last acted
in the Disney production Aladdin.

Roshan made his directorial debut under the banner of Shah Rukh Khan’s
production house Red Chilies Entertainment in 2011.

Highly regarded as a media entrepreneur, he is constantly in search of the
next big idea to support as an angel investor. He has founded and led
successful companies like Encompass and Kommune. Encompass is amongst India’s largest experiential marketing agency, and was awarded a Bronze Cannes Lion. Kommune is a performing arts collective that believes every story deserves a stage.

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SAMIT GARG

Samit Garg is the CEO & Co-Founder of E-Factor Experiences Ltd – an experiential firm – that enjoys a near-mythological status – for crafting enviable and transformative events & experiences in the industry.

A pathological disrupter at heart, Samit started his rigorously entrepreneurial journey after a crushing failure at an Air Charter business in his hometown Lucknow and vowed to upend and re-configure one of the most institutional events – Indian weddings. He is responsible for singlehandedly organising the luxury wedding market in India into a well formed industry and upgrading these private social events – to its highest order of economic and experiential value – not just in India but in the world.

Samit then set his heart on disrupting the antiquated tourism & experiential sports sector by introducing superlative and sustainable heritage tourism experiences for the global audience. He took over the mandate to transform the fabled Pushkar Fair from Rajasthan government and has already introduced new age tourism products/properties like the Taj Balloon Festival, Amravati Dance and Music Festival, Vizag Yachting Festival & Champions Boat League etc. in various states.

The core principle for Samit is to leverage the valuable economic potential of natural, sporting and cultural initiatives through a holistic approach that goes beyond visualising static art galleries and museums as revenue models and build living experiential spaces and new marketplaces & cultural landmarks that will help link these traditional ecosystems to the modern world.

JAI THAKORE

Jai Thakore founded E -Factor along with his friend and partner Mr. Samit Garg in 2000. Following the setup of E Factor in 2000, Mr. Thakore with his wide repertoire of experience & his in depth understanding of events, excelled in managing mega projects for the company. He is instrumental in strengthening the technical & production infrastructure of the company and expanding the organization’s scope of business in India and across the globe. He has his pulse on the latest production and technological breakthroughs in the field of events and entertainment worldwide.

An entrepreneur & being a creative genius, Mr. Jai Thakore has been instrumental in Ideating, Implementing & executing many fascinating projects undertaken by the company.

It is with his keen eye and a sharp sensibility that E factor orchestrates, conducts, coordinates and choreographs extraordinary events for some of the world’s most elite clientele. With a clear vision of product differentiation and smart placements, he is one of the most effective brand activation specialists in the industry.

Blending creativity with functionality, supported by a strong element of practical adaptability and perfect execution, events designed by him at E factor bear his signature stamp of class, finesse and unbridled passion for perfection.

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JAI THAKORE

Jai Thakore founded E -Factor along with his friend and partner Mr. Samit Garg in 2000. Following the setup of E Factor in 2000, Mr. Thakore with his wide repertoire of experience & his in depth understanding of events, excelled in managing mega projects for the company. He is instrumental in strengthening the technical & production infrastructure of the company and expanding the organization’s scope of business in India and across the globe. He has his pulse on the latest production and technological breakthroughs in the field of events and entertainment worldwide.

An entrepreneur & being a creative genius, Mr. Jai Thakore has been instrumental in Ideating, Implementing & executing many fascinating projects undertaken by the company.

It is with his keen eye and a sharp sensibility that E factor orchestrates, conducts, coordinates and choreographs extraordinary events for some of the world’s most elite clientele. With a clear vision of product differentiation and smart placements, he is one of the most effective brand activation specialists in the industry.

Blending creativity with functionality, supported by a strong element of practical adaptability and perfect execution, events designed by him at E factor bear his signature stamp of class, finesse and unbridled passion for perfection.

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KAUSAR MUNIR

A celebrated poet and lyricist known
for penning many beautiful songs for mainstream Hindi films like Bajrangi
Bhaijan , Dear Zindagi , Secret Superstar among many others.

She grew up being heavily influenced by literature and the arts given that
her grandmother, Salma Siddiqui was an Urdu literary writer, and her
father was a graduate of FTII as well as a professor of Film Studies.

Munir is a part of Spotify’s initiative for women in audio, AmplifiHer , which aims to put the spotlight on female talent in the audio industry. Recently
launched India Shayari Project (ISP) launched on ZEE5 with Kumar
Vishwas, Zakir Khan along with Kausar , aims to open many doors for
young poets to flourish.

VINEET PANCHHI

Vineet Kumar Kamal Nain ‘ Panchhi ‘ (born August 13, 1974) is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, writer and poet (under his pen name ‘ Panchhi ‘) based in India.

He is the Founder Director of Word Of Mouth Media (where he served as the CEO from 2010 2014). Panchhi also worked with corporate organizations in
the Sales and then HR verticals before quitting and starting his own media
organization.

Vineet KKN Panchhi started as a Chef and then went into advertising,
operations and marketing. Finally, he choose to go into music and that’s how Jingles India came. Currently, he is running Jingles India as its founder and creative director.

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VINEET PANCHHI

Vineet Kumar Kamal Nain ‘ Panchhi ‘ (born August 13, 1974) is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, writer and poet (under his pen name ‘ Panchhi ‘) based in India.

He is the Founder Director of Word Of Mouth Media (where he served as the CEO from 2010 2014). Panchhi also worked with corporate organizations in
the Sales and then HR verticals before quitting and starting his own media
organization.

Vineet KKN Panchhi started as a Chef and then went into advertising,
operations and marketing. Finally, he choose to go into music and that’s how Jingles India came. Currently, he is running Jingles India as its founder and creative director.

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BASU SHARMA

Director of Dishaa has performed as lead dancer in prestigious events like Shanti Parv held in Russia organized by ICCR, International
dance festival in West Germany and welcoming event of Nelson Mandela held at IG stadium and so on.

Trained in folk dance and Kathak from Parvatiya Kala Kendra and Bhartiya Kala Kendra.

One of the most prolific Indian dance group, has worked with highly reputed organisations like Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), International Cultural Relations ( Ministry of Culture, Sahitya Kala Parishad, National School of Drama )etc.

Dishaa has also performed at the Culture Evening in celebration of the 2006 China India Friendship Year (this event was presided over by Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam to welcome the then Chinese President Hu Jintao) and many more.

OMUNG KUMAR

An award-winning Bollywood director, Omung Kumar started his career as a production designer for the movies Black (2005) and Saawariya (2007). He was associated as an art director with several movies like Dil Hai Tumhara, Ishq Vishk, Masti, Fida, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, and Yuvvraaj. His first film as a director was the 2014 biographical sports drama Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, which turned out to be a critical and commercial success. This movie won him The National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Film.

His next venture was the biographical drama film Sarbjit, starring Randeep Hooda in the titular role of Sarabjit Singh and Aishwarya Rai as Dalbir Kaur. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and was successful at the box office. Omung`s 2017 directorial venture includes the action thriller film Bhoomi, a revenge story which stars Sanjay Dutt, along with Aditi Rao Hydari as his daughter, and Sidhant Gupta in the lead roles. His 2019 release includes PM Narendra Modi.

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OMUNG KUMAR

An award-winning Bollywood director, Omung Kumar started his career as a production designer for the movies Black (2005) and Saawariya (2007). He was associated as an art director with several movies like Dil Hai Tumhara, Ishq Vishk, Masti, Fida, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Pyaar Ke Side Effects, and Yuvvraaj. His first film as a director was the 2014 biographical sports drama Mary Kom, starring Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom, which turned out to be a critical and commercial success. This movie won him The National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment and a nomination for Filmfare Award for Best Film.

His next venture was the biographical drama film Sarbjit, starring Randeep Hooda in the titular role of Sarabjit Singh and Aishwarya Rai as Dalbir Kaur. The movie received mixed reviews from critics and was successful at the box office. Omung`s 2017 directorial venture includes the action thriller film Bhoomi, a revenge story which stars Sanjay Dutt, along with Aditi Rao Hydari as his daughter, and Sidhant Gupta in the lead roles. His 2019 release includes PM Narendra Modi.

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SHRUTI SHARMA

A media professional with over 12 years of experience in the field of theatre, films. Directed Alladin And co directed Beauty and the Beast.

Creative Director at Disney India for Live Entertainment and the Local Content Studio across all mediums film, television, animation set up to create digital content out of Disney India,

One of her independent venture was a stage version of the Green Gold’s iconic Chotta Bheem . The show launched in December and toured across India in 2020.

SAURYANSHH & NAVDEEP

Sauryanshh – Navdeep is an Indian score Composer & Record Producer, consisting of Sauryanshh Singh and Navdeep Parihar. They were born to artist parents and by the time they were four and six years years old, they started performing in many workshops, seminars and composing for short films and dramas. They knew that they loved music from that young age and always wanted to pursue it.

They produced the Album/Sample library – “Sounds of A.R. Rahman” within two years of duo’s formation, then producing soundtrack for the film “Just Like That”. Soon after, alongside Afrojack they remixed electronic music giant, Avicii’s track “Without you” for Avicii’s Tribute album after which they commenced on a journey to compose their upcoming debut album and their hybrid orchestra library “Fuschia” in collaboration with Spectrasonics.

From experimenting with folk songs to scoring background score for films, dramas, etc. in Budapest to Perform live on various platforms to creating sample library, they have done it all at this young age.

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SAURYANSHH & NAVDEEP

Sauryanshh – Navdeep is an Indian score Composer & Record Producer, consisting of Sauryanshh Singh and Navdeep Parihar. They were born to artist parents and by the time they were four and six years years old, they started performing in many workshops, seminars and composing for short films and dramas. They knew that they loved music from that young age and always wanted to pursue it.

They produced the Album/Sample library – “Sounds of A.R. Rahman” within two years of duo’s formation, then producing soundtrack for the film “Just Like That”. Soon after, alongside Afrojack they remixed electronic music giant, Avicii’s track “Without you” for Avicii’s Tribute album after which they commenced on a journey to compose their upcoming debut album and their hybrid orchestra library “Fuschia” in collaboration with Spectrasonics.

From experimenting with folk songs to scoring background score for films, dramas, etc. in Budapest to Perform live on various platforms to creating sample library, they have done it all at this young age.

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GYANDEV SINGH

A graduate from the National School of Drama, New Delhi, Gyandev Singh has worked as a lighting designer with many eminent Dancers and
Theatre directors like Leela Samson, Aditi Mangaldas, Roysten Abel, Anuradha Kapur, Kavalam Narayana Panikkar, Madhavi Mudgal, Malavika Sarrukai, Kumudini Lakhiya, Lushin Dubey, Ashley lobo, Apsara Arts Singapore.

His skills in stage lighting design has taken him to various theatre and dance festivals in Europe, North America, South America Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Africa, China, Russia and the Middle East.

He has been invited to perform in festivals like The Edinburgh International Festival, The Bon Biennale, Prague Quadrennial, Korzo
International Dans Festival, The Internationale Tanzmesse Festival, Dancing the Gods Festival, to name a few.

Dr. MAYURI KHATRI

Working as Principal in reputed CBSE school since 2009 Paper Presentations at different platforms of repute including IIT, Delhi, and all over India Writing jobs are done only on contractual basis for different States’ Sahitya Academies, Rajasthan Government and Gandhi Shanti Pratishthan Kendras

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Dr. MAYURI KHATRI

Working as Principal in reputed CBSE school since 2009 Paper Presentations at different platforms of repute including IIT, Delhi, and all over India Writing jobs are done only on contractual basis for different States’ Sahitya Academies, Rajasthan Government and Gandhi Shanti Pratishthan Kendras

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Mrs. SUSHMA CHAUHAN

An educator by profession, a Retired Head Mistress from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has always been passionate about writing.

Her short stories , Hindi poetry and gazal collections are published in prestigious publications and to her credit few short story book for children, book on literacy campaign, many hindi songs and ghazals . she has been the ambassador for “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao”

To add to her long list of awards –
National award for her contribution to Hindi Literature NATIONAL AWARD FOR TEACHERS by then President of India, A P J Abdul Kalam. She has established an institution for the conservation of literature, Art, Culture, Heritage and Education, registered as “SRIJANA

HITESH KUMAR

Driven by his love for art and technology – two things that are slowly blending into each other, Hitesh dabbled with various communication mediums like Filmmaking, visual effects, Virtual and Augmented Reality, projection mapping, documentaries, and Show design to find that intersection, where medium ends and the magic begins.

Working as a VFX supervisor and visual designer in mainstream cinema like Maara and OK Janu and others, he gained insight into the nuances of visually driven storytelling. He founded new media studio Splat in 2012, and there has since been no looking back.

Beginning from Splat’s first 3D projection mapping show at a time when the medium was unheard of, today, Splat has developed into a powerhouse of creative firsts, permanent shows, museum and experience center designs. The number of projects he has worked on is rivalled in its impressiveness only by the variety of projects he’s done and the diversity in subject knowledge required for the same.

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HITESH KUMAR

Driven by his love for art and technology – two things that are slowly blending into each other, Hitesh dabbled with various communication mediums like Filmmaking, visual effects, Virtual and Augmented Reality, projection mapping, documentaries, and Show design to find that intersection, where medium ends and the magic begins.

Working as a VFX supervisor and visual designer in mainstream cinema like Maara and OK Janu and others, he gained insight into the nuances of visually driven storytelling. He founded new media studio Splat in 2012, and there has since been no looking back.

Beginning from Splat’s first 3D projection mapping show at a time when the medium was unheard of, today, Splat has developed into a powerhouse of creative firsts, permanent shows, museum and experience center designs. The number of projects he has worked on is rivalled in its impressiveness only by the variety of projects he’s done and the diversity in subject knowledge required for the same.

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NALINI R JOSHI

A multitalented actor, costume designer and teacher rolled into one, Nalini Raghunathan Joshi started her 25 year long career with a Post Graduate Diploma in Acting from National School of Drama in 1999, an Advanced Diploma in Fashion Designing, and a degree in English Literature from Delhi University.

Nalini has acted in nearly 40 plays directed by eminent directors like B.V. Karanth, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Bhanu Bharti, Bansi Kaul, prasanna, Tripurari Sharma and Robin Das. In the course of her career, she has designed costumes for numerous plays directed by eminent directors at NSD, its Repertory Company, various reputed institutions and theatre groups, as well as for television and films. As a festival coordinator, she has managed various theatre festivals like Bharat Rang Mahotsav, Jashn-e-Bachpan and Bal Sangam for many years.

As part of the NSD extension programme, she has directed plays in several schools, and designed workshops organised by well-known institutes. A visiting faculty for costume designing at the National School of Drama, Nalini also teaches at other universities and institutions. Nalini was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for Costume Designing in 2012.