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Ashfaque Khopekar- President
AshfaqueKhopekar is well known personality in the film industry. He is a Writer- Director and has many feature and short films to his credit. Along with direction he has also has keen interest photography. He strives for perfection and works for welfare of the people belonging to the film industry.
Afreen Khopekar - Executive Committee Member
Afreen Khopekar is well known in the event management industry. She is also a film director and has been associated with Dada Saheb Film Foundation since last 2 yrs. She was the editor for the Dada Saheb Film Foundation 2015 Souvenir. At present she is Executive member of Indian Film And Television Association (IFTDA).
Mr.Babubhai Thiba -Sr. Vice President
Babubhai Thiba is well-known producer of Films and TV programme s. He is treasurer of IMPPA.. and renowned Celebrity Manager.He is a great personality has been in the Indian Film Industry for ta very long time. He has contributed immensely for the welfare of the Indian Film Industry. He is a very well-known producer of the Industry.
Mr. Gurubhai Thakkar - Committee Member
Mr. Gurubhai Sureshbhai Thakkar is a Gujarati multi-dimensional and an accomplished entrepreneur. He is a film maker, style icon and an effortless poet. In 2003 he started his advertising firm and spread his roots in Lifestyle, Glamour, Fashion and Entertainment industry. To appreciate the talent and achievements of people associated with lifestyle and glamour, Gurubhai along with his wife Dr Khooshi started felicitating achievers from the entertainment industry since 2016. He is also the founder of Perfect Woman Magazine and is also known for his self designed Gold Accessories and his customised fashion trends.
Dr. Madhu Chopra - Committee Member
Dr. Madhu Chopra is a businesswoman, physician and a film producer. She has served the Indian army for several years as a physician. She is the director at Purple Pebble Pictures and has produced films such as Bam Bam Bol Raha Hai Kaashi (2016), Ventilator (2016), Sarvaan (2017), Pahuna - The Little Visitors (2017), Kaashi Amarnath (2017), Kay Re Rascala (2019) and Firebrand (2019). She is also a certified pilot. Chopra also owns a cosmetology clinic "Studio Aesthetique" located in Juhu.
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Mr. ATUL RAJKULE Committee Member
Photographer, Actor and Director.
Ex. General Secretary of "Cine Still Tv and Motion Photographer's Association"
He is Engineering Graduate from Pune University, MBA - Finance from Leeds University Business School UK, Merger & Acquisition from London Business School, LLB Law Graduates from Mumbai University . Currently he is Managing Partner of Law firm Solicis Lex . He has extensive exposure in Media Industry, Entertainment & Criminal matters . He has more than 20 years of experience in various capacities and has co-authored many Books. He has won more than 25 awards in field of Media, Law and Management.
Adv. Pradip Bhatt - Committee members
Adv. Pradip Bhatt is partner of a leading Law firm. He has in-depth knowledge of Film Industry. He has always been in forefront focusing after deteriorating health conditions; poor working conditions, minimum wages demands, Insurance of film artists, technicians, and voice that would pave way to support the family of people associated with Film Industry. He has been taking several initiatives that overcome grave social and legal injustice meted to such people in Film and TV Industry fraternity. Through the union, he has contributed immensely for film, television, and stage actors also by providing support to retired actors, voiced support for actors caught in controversies and have collectively protested socio-political issues. He is also an office bearer of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mumbai. He has been working hard in data collection for each and every member that will benefit through the policies and schemes. His major achievement was to get protection and priority to local students in getting admissions in colleges within the city. He has been advocate as well as petitioner in many PIL's and social-economical matters at High Court.
Surya Jayraj - Committee Member
He is a businessman by profession but he is an actor by passion. His passion for entertainment industry, he started his own production companies and post production video studio and one studio for music entity. He already produced more than 23 films, web series, and music. He is driven by his love for the craft and approached each role with dedication and commitment. The very fine example is "Pakad….Rishton Ki" is still running in Cannes, Corner, and other crème festivals, 2023.
Farheen Prabhakar - Committee Member
Farheen Prabhakar also known as Bindiya in the South Indian film industry, is an Indian actress, who has primarily worked in Bollywood, Kannada cinema and Tamil cinema. She made her debut with Jaan Tere Naam opposite Ronit Roy in 1992. She is the woman behind the Quality of Naturence products dedicated from last 18 years. She has been involved in the R & D Department, Quality Control, Packaging designing and a representative for the brand.
Neeraj Mishra - Committee Member
Octave Entertainment is an Artist & Talent Management company initiated in the year 2003 by Neeraj Mishra. He has an experience of over 20 years in the music and entertainment industry. He is associated with more than 500 shows and events worldwide. He was also the business manager to the famous singing duo Jatin Lalit. His vision and knowledge of market trend has helped him a lot and after that he found his own celebrity management and event company
Rajeev Murthy - Committee Member
Mr. Rajeev Murthy started his career as an AD and eventually started his own event management company VENUS EVENTS. He is now a proud owner of Cinebox Prime (OTT Channel) and The Big Bigscope Production House.
Sunil Gaonkar Marketing Executive
Mr. Sunil is a Social Entrepreneur. He is highly experienced in government sector and corporate affairs.
Atul Patel - Committee Member
He has started his career in Film Industry in 2000 as a Producer-Director and AD Film maker in Bollywood and Gujarati Film Industry. He has Produced two Hindi Film, three Gujarati Films , two Tv serials and Many Mega event with Known Celebrities.
He has worked with Amitabha Bachchan, Mithun Chakraborty, Suniel Shetty ,Shahrukh Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Kapil Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Aditya Pancholi, Rishi Kapoor, Prem Chopra , Veerdas, Mugdha Godse ,Karishma Kapoor. he was Most Popular South Dub Film Distributor in India, he has released 128 Big starer Dub films distributed in Cinema . He is now Joint Secretory of Indian Motion Picture Producer's Association and EC member of Film Federation Of India.
Raj Israni - Committee Member
Raj Israni started his career with film video productions and marketing. He established his first casting agency in the year 1992 in the name of Israni Communications. He produced films and short films and has created the portal that archives the entire film industry data in the name of www.indianfilmhistory.com dated back from 1913 to the most recent in 2023. A one stop for all your requirements related to films.
Israni further created the Filmy Jobs for people striving to work in the entertainment industry across Pan India and is open to every expertise in film industry as well.
A continuous contribution by Raj Israni since 1992, the entertainment segment recognizes the well-known name Israni Entertainment for its various service segments such as Israni Photography, Indian Film History, Filmy Shorts, Filmy Jobs to name a few.
Atul Gupta - Committee Member
Atul Gupta is well trained and thoroughly experienced director and writer working in Hindi film industry since past many years. He has written & directed web series, short films along with some Music videos. Several corporate presentation films and events for big MNCs, NGOs and Govt. organisations have also been directed by him . He is currently working on a couple of film projects along with a web series.
Dr. Maddhu Sakksena - Committee Member
She is the Founder and Director of Eves Institute of Creation of Indore for training of youth in the field of Fashion/Textile designing, Interior Designing and event managements. She is also the founder and director of Ganesh Productions and has produced multiple series under the production banner. She was also a Director of the Kingfisher training institute at Indore, as a franchise, imparting airhostess training, till the KTA was functional. She started an NGO (registered society) Aarambh Foundation about 12 years ago and is actively involved in activities related to the welfare of children, youth, senior citizens and animals. She has won the first, very prestigious Nayika Awards launched by the famous Naidunia group of newspapers for overall excellence in business, social and other personal achievements based on popularity poll by public.
Vinod Gupta - Committee Member
Vinod Kumar Gupta is a media and entertainment professional for past 2 decades. Founder president of Bhojpuri Film Awards, oldest and most trustworthy award ceremony initiated to felicitate the artists and technicians of Bhojpuri cinema. Founder President of Uttarakhand Film Awards, the lone award ceremony to felicitate the artists and technician of Uttarakhand cinema. He has also produced films featuring mega stars of Bhojpuri cinema Peewa Bada Satawela, Aan Baan Shaan. Executive council member of IMPPA, oldest cinema association of the country. Advisor and Executive Member of All India Unaided University and Degree College Associations.
Nisha Padhariya - Committee Member
Celebrity / Bridal makeup artist, hair artist, personal make up artist for many celebrities. Held hair and make up / beauty classes for various students. Organised 20+ beauty shows and pageants..
Ms Vasudha Pandya - Committee Member
Well-known lyrics writer from Gujarat, Playback singer- Tinka Tinka Album fame,ex Deputy manager of State Bank of India adminstration head of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award. Omkareshwar Sai Mandir Trust, Mumbai
Kuwar Aziz Utsahi General secretary
Well known actor of Bollywood done lead roll in film and serials.He is Son of legend and padamshree poet Beqal utsaayee