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Aruna Raje

Head of Department

Growing up in a newly free India, film-maker Aruna raje Patil came to be deeply invested in the idea of freedom – for herself, those around her and for the society she was growing up in. To be truly independent.... Know More

Screenplay writer of several popular Indian films like Dum Maro Dum, Chandni Chowk to China, Bluffmaster etc.

Shridhar Raghavan

Visiting Faculty

Charudutt Acharya

Visiting Faculty

He is an Indian screen writer and film director. His work as a writer includes Vaastu Shastra, Sonali Cable, Dum Maro Dum, Nautanki Saala and has also written for several teleseries like Crime Patrol, CID and It’s Not That Simple etc.

Film Writer, Director and Producer of films like Dum Maro Dum, Chandni Chowk to China, Bluffmaster etc.

Rohan Sippy

Visiting Faculty

Bhagyashree

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An Indian film and television actress, Ms Bhagyashree has acted in films in various languages like Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, Kannada, and Indo-Bangladeshi. She gained popularity after her debut film, Maine Pyar Kiya. Equipped with a nutrition and wellness expert degree from AFPA (American Fitness Professionals and Associates), Stanford nutritional diploma and British Nutritionist stamp, she writes a wellness and health column for the Times of India and is on the wellness and nutrition advisory board for the women's hospital. She is the brand ambassador for the Bhagyashree Scheme, which caters to the girl child from below poverty line families.

The most dedicated personality in the animation industry, this side of Hollywood having set up world-class animation studios in India, and created the finest original Indian animated content and has successfully completed and marketed several animation films for studios in Hollywood over the last nine years.

Ashish Kulkarni

Visiting Faculty

Bharti Pradhan

Visiting Faculty


The editor of magazines like Savvy, Movie and writer for Mid-day, Reader’s Digest etc. She has been an ideator for Balaji Telefilms, on the panel of judges for many awards, the Chairperson of the National Awards for Best Writing On Cinema and a writer of fiction and non-fiction books.

She has been writing on cinema for over 36 years and is the author of 13 books. She is currently the Film Expert with Radio Channel 92.7 BIG FM and shares Bollywood updates every morning and writes a weekly column for The Quint. She has been honoured with the Padma Shri in the year 2017 by the honourable President of India - Mr Pranab Mukherjee

Bhawana Somaaya

Visiting Faculty

Jackie Shroff

Visiting Faculty

Indian actor in the Hindi cinema for almost four decades and as of 2015 has appeared in more than 207 films in ten languages. His debut lead role was in the film Hero, while some of his best performances were Karma and Kaash

Indian film director and screenwriter known for directing critically acclaimed films like Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Dharavi and Chameli. He has received 3 national awards for his work from the President of India and the Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government (which is equivalent to knighthood)

Sudhir Mishra

Visiting Faculty

Mita Vashisht

Visiting Faculty

Mita Vashisht is an Indian television, theatre, and film actress who has starred in various off-beat as well as commerical roles. She is also involved in social work and has established Mandala, a space for arts collaborations research and education. She has also written and produced three short films, as well as a serial for television.

A cinematographer in Indian cinema, who has worked on various acclaimed TV commercials, documentaries, and feature films. Having worked with various accomplished directors, he has also served as a jury member of International Emmy awards, IDPA and The Indian telly awards.

Dharam Gulati

Visiting Faculty

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Aruna Raje

Head of Department

Growing up in a newly free India, film-maker Aruna raje Patil came to be deeply invested in the idea of freedom – for herself, those around her and for the society she was growing up in. To be truly independent, though, there was a lot of unlearning and disengaging she had to do: from conversations of the past, from who she knew herself to be and from the image that she had trapped herself in. It was with her fourth film Rihaee (1988) that Patil rediscovered herself and her own creative expression. Her book Freedom: My Story is the chronicle of a radical thinker and film-maker in a male-dominated world, her struggles, her inspirations, the prejudices she had to deal with and, ultimately, the freedom her art offered. She is gold medalist and a graduate from FTII and by profession a Film Director, Editor and Writer on social issues pertaining to women.

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