Mumbai, Maharastra, India, 400065
About Me: Multi lingual and multi faceted, I am a MBA in marketing from Pune university. I am an accomplished actor with vast experience in various forms of media, such as theater, television and films .Having worked in a variety of language mediums, such as Marathi, Telugu, Hindi and English(Hollywood & HBO) ,has given me insight into workings of various productions. In Sharpe’s Peril (2008) I have rubbed shoulders with internationally acclaimed artists like Sean Bean and Michael Cochrane(www.sharpespointe.com),as ‘Samrat’ in the Oscar Nominated “Kavi”, I have been intricately involved in the workings of an Indian production with an overseas specialized technical crew(www.kavithemovie.com). As part of Telugu film ‘Shankar’, I can vouch for the pace and professionalism of the South Indian film making. From acting to direction was a natural transition, since as a very visual person, I am adept at bringing the human perspective on to the screen. Short films written and directed by me ‘if ever…’(“Winner”’ ‘Best Full Short’ and ‘Special Jury Prize’,Fulmarxx International Film Festival 2008) and ‘Black and White Rainbow’ are the evidence of the same. Handling a big team/crew, right from production to direction to getting performances out of amateur actors & still whipping out a highly saleable product within a shoe string budget & time frameare my special strengths.My MBA training comes as a big asset in this aspect of my work, since time & personnel management are deeply instilled in me. I am a task master and expect discipline & punctuality in all aspects of the project. I also have dabbled in documentaries on various subjects, ranging from frontline medical research(stem cell therapy, www.neurogen.in. ) to that dealing with the bravery & glory of ‘Rajputana Rifles’(our own armed forces). Not only handling direction, I prefer writing my own scripts/screenplay, which bypasses any communication gaps between the writer and director, hence saving a lot of time and money!!! Currently, I am gearing up for my commercial directorial ventures, one based on a simple self written story highlighting the naiveté of today’s youth when it comes to relationships and the other dealing with the political turmoil in democratic India. Dealing with human relationships and their intricacies is my special fiefdom. However, as a sensitive human being and a highly aware citizen of this great nation, this proposal is my contribution towards dealing with the relationship of human being with the forces of Nature. My firm belief is that instead of trying to conquer nature, let’s live in harmony with it. Lets harness the bounty of nature and try to preserve it. Let’s not tamper with mother earth, let us make her green and clean again!!! ‘Khud jiyo , aur ko bhi jeene do’!!!
Awards: ‘if ever…’(“Winner”’ ‘Best Full Short’ and ‘Special Jury Prize’,Fulmarxx International Film Festival 2008)