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Studied, ‘Sound Recording and Sound Engineering’ at FTII, Pune, 1969-72.

Worked in Mumbai as an ‘Audiographer’ for nearly 30 feature films, more than 30 documentaries.

In late 80’s, shifted from the medium of ‘film’ to ‘video’ and worked as an, ‘Audiographer’ as well as ‘Audio Mixing Engineer’ for thousands of television shows.

As natural progression entered creative disciplines of entertainment business- like, writing, production and direction.

I have working experience with the best in this industry like Mr. Dev AnandVijay Anand, Mr. Chetan Anand, Dr. Jagmohan Mundhra, Mr. Siddharth Kak, Mr. Girish Karnad, Mr. Amit Khanna, Mr. Zul Velani, Mr. A. K. Bir, Mr. B. Narsingrao (Hyderabad), Mr. Ole John (Denmark), Mr. Ketan Mehta, Mr. Zafar Hai

Significant Appointments

2019: Invited to speak on subject, “Discussing Evolution of Sync Sound”, to Sound Engineering students at SoundideaZ in their ‘PRO Talks’ section.

2018: Appointed, member of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC)

2018: Member, 'preview committee' of 49th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held at Goa.

2017: Recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Film Foundation Award for best "Sound Engineer".

2015: Jury member for The Indian Telly Awards, Mumbai.

2014: Member of Central Jury for 61st National Film Awards.

2011Jury Member during 58th National Film Awards (Chairman of South-1, Tamil/Malayalam segment) and then was a part of Central Jury.

 

Published Author (Four eBook Published on Amazon, Kindle Edition)

  1. Quarter of a life - An autobiographical novella
  2. 5th Dimension - A collection of short stories
  3. Good Souls - Relations, colleagues and a dog
  4. Melting Words - A bouquet of little poems


ANNEXURE


Production, Writing & Direction

Production Designer in Hindi feature titled, ’Kaun Ho Sakta Hai’, produced and directed by Mr. Hersh Kohli (2004).

Part of creative team & assistant director Worked on script, location shooting and editing for Hindi feature film, ‘Beyond Boundaries’, produced by Rukmanie Arts (2003).

Produced and directed following educational documentaries:

‘learn@fun.com’ (for pre-primary),

‘Flight to Knowledge’ (for primary),

‘Gateway 2 Mathway’ (School level),

‘Lifeline’ (College) and

‘One Stop Shop for Stock’ (Vocational)

These documentaries were made to elaborate innovative teaching methods of an outstanding educationist in India, Dr. R. Varadarajan, founder-principal NES, Mumbai in Dec. 2002. First 2 films participated in the IDPA festival Aug 2003.

 

Wrote and Directed 26 episodes of an anchor based show titled, 'Mega Hit Parade', for Plus Channel. It was telecast on Star Plus, July 99-Jan2000.

Conceived and directed:

2 promotional films for a music album titled, 'Gems', produced by Plus Music, 1999.

Production Manager for Documentary titled, 'Raj Kapoor' by Siddharth Kak, for Films Division.

Part Director'The Windmills in India' (Documentary by Ole John, 1989, Denmark)

Adaptation/Writing:

Hindi adaptation of English commentary for a documentary titled, ‘Silk and Iron’ by NGO, Abhivyakti-Media for development, Nasik.

(Nov. 2003)    

Hindi adaptation of English commentary for a documentary titled, 'Manav Yatra', by Siddharth Kak, on Baba Amte’s ‘Bharat Jodo’, cycle march. (Kanyakumari to Kashmir 1986).

Technical Director:

With the consultancy team led by Mr. Ketan Mehta, for Doordarshan News Channel on a 3-month assignment (Jan 1999-April 2000).

Studio Director:

At eConvergence Technologies Ltd, Mumbai, a ‘distance learning’ company providing coaching via VSAT. Also designed the studio.

Directed and edited 3 promotional films for eConvergence Technologies Ltd.

General Manager:

‘Studios and Editing’ facilities, at Maya Entertainment Ltd (Mr. Ketan Mehta) for a brief period (2002)

 

Faculty:

Visiting Faculty at SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, on subject of ‘Importance of Sound in Media’ for post graduate Media Course (since 2003 till present).

Professor ‘Location Sound Recording’ at Digital Academy, MIDC, Mumbai. (2002).

Developed course content and delivered online lectures on ‘Basics of Photography and Sound’, for eConvergence Technologies Ltd, Mumbai (2002-03).

Narrated voice over in Hindi for documentaries titled, ‘Satyagraha' and 'Bhoo Adhikar Andolan', made by Abhivyakti-Media for development, Nasik.

Participated (acted) as a ‘media person’ in a computer education show titled, ‘Boot-It’ (24 episodes) produced for NIIT.

Audiography- Feature Films

                                   

Title                                         Director                          Language/Gauge

 

29. Bikhokonyar Dekhot                    Manju Borah                           Pansengpa/Digital/Sync

 

28. Dil Se Poochh…                          Shrirang                                  Hindi/35mm/Dolby/2006

Kidhar Jana Hai                                                   

 

27. Aabhas                                        Bijoya Jena                             Hindi/35mm/1996

 

26. Vish Kanya                                  Dr. Jagmohan Mundhra         Hindi/35mm/1991

 

25. Karishma Kali Ka                        Ashok Punjabi                         Hindi/35mm/1990

 

24. Kala Sach                                   Mahesh                                   Hindi/35mm/1990

(Audio-Mixing, first film shot on video in Mumbai and transferred to film negative after editing)

 

23. Ankur Maina aur Kabootar         Madan Bavaria                       Hindi/35mm/1989

(National award)

 

22. Shesh                                          Amit Khanna                           Hindi/35mm/1989

 

21. Daasi                                           B. Narsingrao                          Telugu/35mm/1989

(5 National awards)

 

20. Mere Baad                                  Vishwamitra                            Hindi/35mm/1988

 

19. Zakhmi Aurat                              Avtar Bhogal                           Hindi/35mm/1988

 

18. Kamla                                         Dr. Jagmohan Mundhra         Hindi/35mm/1985

 

17. Hum Naujawan                           Dev Anand                              Hindi/35mm/1985

(National Award)

 

16. Sheeshay ka Ghar                      Amit Khanna                           Hindi/35mm/1984

 

15. Anand aur Anand                        Dev Anand                              Hindi/35mm/1984

 

14. Love in Goa                                Hersh Kohli                             Hindi/35mm/1983

 

13. Surag                                           Dr. Jagmohan Mundhra         Hindi/35mm/1982

 

12. Swami Dada                                Dev Anand                              Hindi/35mm/1982

 

11. Bhula na Dena                             Hersh Kohli                             Hindi/35mm/1981

 

10. Lootmaar                                      Dev Anand                              Hindi/35mm/1980

 

9. Kismet                                            Bhisham Kohli                         Hindi/35mm/1980

 

8. Aangan Ki Kali                               Hersh Kohli                             Hindi/35mm/1979

(National award)

 

7. Des Pardes                                    Dev Anand                              Hindi/35mm/1978

 

6. Kalabaaz                                       Ashok Roy                              Hindi/35mm/1977

 

5. Aap ki Khatir                                 Sudhendu Roy                        Hindi/35mm/1977

 

4. Jaaneman                                     Chetan Anand                         Hindi/35mm/1976

 

3. Bullet                                              Vijay Anand                             Hindi/35mm/1976

 

2. Bhala Manus                                  Vishwamitra                            Hindi/35mm/1976

 

1. Ishq Ishq Ishq                                 Dev Anand                              Hindi/35mm/1974

 

Assistant Sound Recordist:

(1972-73)

1.         27Dn. National Award, 1974   (Director: Awtar Kaul)

2.         Darling Darling                        (Director: Gogi Anand)          

3.         Doosri Seeta                           (Director: Gogi Anand)

4.         Raja Kaka                               (Director: Chhotu Bihari)

5.         Chehre                                    (Director: Raj Marbros)

6.         Insaniyat                                  (Director: Prayag Raj)

Audiography- Documentaries

 

TITLE                                                                                           DIRECTOR

 

32. Chetan Anand- The Poetics of Film, 2009                             Ketan Anand

 

31. Total Masala Slammer                                                           Michael Laub

 

30. Healing with a spiritual touch                                                  K K Mahajan

 

29. A specially commissioned ‘Introduction’ to

DVD Edition of Jean Renoir’s THE RIVER                                   Kumar Shahni

 

28. On the Edge of Faith

DV/Hebrew/On Kumbh Mela, Nashik, 2003                                  Raanan Snir (Israel)

 

27. A World Apart-Princely State                                                  Zafar Hai        

35mm/English/On glory of Kingdom of Mewad, Rajasthan

 

26. A Brilliant Sun                                                                         Zafar Hai        

35mm/English/Biographical film on Mr. Aditya V. Birla

 

25. Faces and Voices                                                                   Hemendra Bhatia

Video/English/Feedback film, senior TATA managers

 

24. ‘50 years’ of CSD                                                                   Ketan Mehta  

(Achievements of Canteen Stores Department, 1998)

 

23. Heera Panna                                                                           Madan Bavaria

16mm/Docu-drama/Hindi

 

22. Kal ki Baaten                                                                           Baba Majgaonkar

16mm/Docu-drama/Hindi

 

21. M F Hussain on Satyajit Ray                                                  Subodh           

Video/English/On M F Hussain's paintings on Satyajit Ray's films

 

20. Tales of the Fisherwomen                                                      Siddharth Kak

16mm/Hindi/on the lives of ‘fisher-folks’ of western India

 

19. Lamp in the Niche                                                                   Girish Karnad 

35mm/English/National Award non-fiction-1989, on philosophy

of Sufi-ism and Bhakti

 

18. Manav Yatra                                                                           Siddharth Kak

Video/Hindi/On Baba Amte's cycle-march Kanya Kumari to Kashmir

 

17. Raj Kapoor                                                                              Siddharth Kak

35mm/English/The man and his movies

 

16. Mortal Men Immortal Melodies                                               Siddharth Kak

Live show/16mm/English/1982

(On 50 years of music in Indian cinema, Noorjahan sings)  

 

15. The City                                                                                  B. Narsingrao 

35mm/Telugu/State award, on the city of Hyderabad

 

14. Maa Ooru                                                                                B. Narsingrao 

On rural life of Andhra Pradesh                                                         

35mm/ Telugu/ National Award,

Won acclaims in Hungary '92,

 

13. What's Cooking!                                                                      Amit Khanna  

Video/English

 

12. An Epoch Without Summer                                                    Zul Velani       

35mm/ Docu-drama/English/On nuclear Holocaust

 

11. The Guiding Light                                                                    A. K. Bir          

16mm/English/On Radha Swami Satsang, Beas

 

10. The Prime Movers                                                                  Siddharth Kak

16mm/English/On Kirloskar Industries          

 

9. The Smiling Buddha                                                               Siddharth Kak

16mm/English/National award, Biographical film on Mr. S.L. Kirloskar

 

8. Janam                                                                                     Siddharth Kak

16mm/Hindi

 

7. Avishrant                                                                                 Siddharth Kak

16mm/Hindi

 

6. Agni Pariksha                                                                          Siddharth Kak

16mm/Hindi

 

5. Swabhiman                                                                             Siddharth Kak

16mm/Hindi

 

4. Riding the Tiger                                                                       Siddharth Kak

Video/English/On Hindu backlash against militancy

 

3. Main Anpadh Nahin Rahi                                                        Shabnam Sukhdev

(Women’s education)

 

2. Windmills in India                                                                    Ole John (Denmark)  

16mm/English

 

1. The Coronation                                                                       Dev Anand & Vijay Anand     

35mm/Hindi

(Jigme Singye Wangchuk, King of Bhutan)  


Audiography- Television Software

 

Program Title                                          Production                 Episodes        Credit

 

46. CID                                                     Fireworks                    550                  Sound Design

 

45. Super Cops Vs. Super Villains           Fireworks                    543                  Sound Design

 

44. Hum ne li hai…Shapath                      Fireworks                    520                  Sound Design

 

43. Gutar Gu                                             Fireworks                    250                  Sound Design

 

42. Kasturi Kundal Basey                         Cine Pulse                   13                    Sound Design

(Dec 2007)

 

41. Acting ki Funshala                              Miditech                       11                    Sound for reality

 

40. Fame-X                                               Endemol India              50                    Sound for reality

(Music & reality show for SabTV/Nov. 2006-Feb. 2007)

 

39. Dalai Lama Teachings                        Ofiice of Dalai Lama   20 hours          Sound & Online edit   

 

38. Pradhan Mantri                                   Maya Ent. Ltd.             14                    Sound Design

(Telecast on Zee TV)

 

37. Captain Vyom                                     Maya Entertainment     18                    Audiography

 

36. The Third Eye                                     Turi Media, USA           04                    Audiography

 

35. Harmony (Musical)                             Inhouse Productions     08                    Audiography

(Telecast on Sony channel)

    

34. Open House                                        Plus Channel               24                    Re-recording

 

33. Jaldi Jaldi                                            Plus Channel               192                  Re-recording

 

32. Zameen Aasman                                Plus Channel                63                    Re-recording

 

31. Swabhiman                                         Plus Channel                800                  Re-recording

 

30. A Mouthful of Sky                               Pus Channel                238                  Re-recording

 

29. Mumkin                                               Plus Channel                6                      Re-recording

 

28. Badalate Rishte                                  Plus Channel                6                      Re-recording

 

27. Gol Maal                                             Plus Channel                26                    Re-recording

                       

26. Kabhie Kabhie                                    Plus Channel                79                    Re-recording

 

25. Ajeeb Dastan                                      Plus Channel                45                    Re-recording

 

24. Jubilee Plus                                         Plus Channel               145                  Audiography

 

23. Uncensored                                        Plus Channel                26                    Audiography   

 

22. Bollywood Reporter                            Plus Channel                152                  Audiography

 

21. Adwise                                                Plus Channel                13                    Audiography

 

20. Ninad                                                  Plus Channel                26                    Audiography

(Telecast on Star TV, Classical music)         

 

19. Ek Din Ek Jivan                                  Plus Channel                52                    Audiography

(Telecast on Star TV, spend a day with high and mighty)

 

18. Mirch Masala                                      Plus Channel               200                  Audiography

 

17. Kara Saram (Tamil)                            Plus Channel               105                  Audiography

 

16. Sangeet Sitare                                   Plus Channel               125                  Audiography

 

15. Rangoli                                               Plus Channel               26                    Audiography

 

14. Business Plus                                     Plus Channel               1100                Audiography

(Telecast on Doordarshan, Longest running daily TV show, then)

 

13. People Plus                                        Plus Channel                26                    Audiography

 

12. Bollywood Plus                                  Plus Channel                102                  Audiography

 

11. Mere Saath Chal                                Plus Channel                36                    Audiography

 

10. Ennodu Varunghal                             Plus Channel                36                    Audiography

 

9. Pachchis Minute                                  Plus Channel                13                    Audiography

 

8. Houseful                                              Plus Channel                13                    Audiography

 

7. Najuka (Marathi)                                 Baba Majgaonkar          13                    Audiography

 

6. Pravasi (Marathi)                                Baba Majgaonkar          06                    Audiography

 

5. Bolti Kahaniyan                                   Raj Tilak Prods.            04                    Audiography

 

4. Bush Catches Contest                         Bush                            01                    Audiography

(Niki and Kabir Bedi)

 

3. Bush Catches Contest                         Bush                            01                    Audiography

(Geoffrey Boycott and Henry Blofeld)

 

2. Namaskar                                            Media Corp.                13                    Audiography

 

1. Bawaji Ka Baiscope                             Neo Films                    11                    Audiography

 

Audio Books (recorded/ mixed for Plus Music)

‘Tarkash’ written and narrated by Javed Akhtar

‘The Messenger’ written by R. K. Laxman, narrated by Rahul Bose

‘Kaifiyat’ written and narrated by Kaifi Azmi

‘Qateelnaama’ written and narrated by Qateel Shifai

  

Sound for Live Telecast:

‘Filmfare Awards Show’ for 3 years,

‘Femina Miss India’ and

‘Ad-club Awards’ 

Monthly Video Magazines (Duration: 100 min/1989-91)

 

Title                            Production                  No.                  Credit

Business Plus              Media Corp                 36                    Audiography

People Plus                 Media Corp                  24                   Audiography

Bollywood Plus           Media Corp                  12                    Audiography

 

 

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth:               25 Sep, 1950

Qualification:               Diploma in Cinema (Sound Recording & Sound Engineering, 1972, Gold Medalist) from Film & Television Institute of India, Pune.

Skills:                           Computers, still-photography.

Hobbies:                      Writer, Blogger since 2005, YouTube videos creator, travel, fitness, spirituality

Languages:                 Hindi and English. Comfortable in Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi