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Our Board of Directors

Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai

Executive Chairman — Mukta Arts Ltd, Mumbai
Chairman — Whistling Woods International — Institute for Film Television Animation & Media Arts, Filmcity, Mumbai

Born in Nagpur, India, Subhash Ghai, son of a dentist in Delhi graduated in commerce from Rohtak Haryana graduated in Cinema from the Film Institute of India, Pune, started his career in Mumbai as a screen actor, then shifted to writing screenplay and got his first directorial break in film KALICHARAN [1976] which proved a big hit and thereafter he did not have to look back and went on making blockbusters with lot of acclaim from public and critics. He has been awarded with various laurels and titles including “showman” and “dream merchant” by various media establishments. The then President of India honored him with a national award ... View full profile

Rahul Puri

Rahul Puri

Managing Director

Rahul Puri born in Neath, UK a graduate of Kings College London, spent almost 3 years at UBS Warburg in London in corporate finance, working on international transactions worth up to US$10 billion. These included the merger of Publicis with Saachi and Saachi and the IPO of Dentsu Advertising in Japan. After moving to Mumbai in 2002, he joined Ambit Corporate Finance and soon after Nimbus Communications. In 2003, he joined Mukta Arts Limited as Vice President — Finance and Strategy and has been involved in the development of the company and the production and release of numerous films. In 2014, he was promoted to Managing Director of Mukta Arts, responsible for the overall day-to-day operations of the company and all its group holdings as well as the future strategy and expansion for all businesses... View full profile

Parvez Farooqui

Parvez Farooqui

Executive Director

Born in Pune, Parvez A. Farooqui graduated in Commerce from Mumbai University. He started his career by joining a textile dyes and chemicals manufacturing firm in 1975. This small scale firm which had only two executives at the start, grew to have 84 employees in 1984 when Parvez joined Mukta Arts Limited (then Mukta Arts Private Limited) as Executive Director. During his career span at both the places, he acquired vast experience in various fields like marketing, sales, purchases, accounts, taxation and legal. At Mukta Arts Limited, handles the Distribution and Exhibition business apart from finance, accounts, taxation and legal matters. He was also actively involved in framing the Film Insurance Policy which was later named by United India Insurance Co. Ltd as “Cine Mukta” policy.

Manmohan Shetty

Manmohan Shetty

Director

He has more than three decades of experience in the media and entertainment business which includes running a film processing laboratory, theatrical exhibition business, film production and digital cinema. He is responsible for conceptualising and launching “Adlabs Imagica”. He was also the founder of Adlabs Films Limited and also instrumental in introducing the ‘IMAX’ exhibition format by setting up India’s first IMAX theatre in Mumbai. He was also the former Chairman of the National Film Development Corporation set up by the Government of India and the former President of the Film and Television Producers Guild of India.

Kewal Handa

Kewal Handa

Director

Kewal Handa has more than 30 years of experience across finance, commercial strategy, and business development functions. Under Handa’s leadership, Pfizer India, where he was the Managing Director from 2005 to 2008, became the first multi-national pharmaceutical company to enter the branded generics market. A visiting faculty at Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, & a regular speaker in various forums, has studied Master’s Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai.

He has also completed a course on Marketing Strategy from Columbia Business School and Senior Management Development Programme from IIM Ahmedabad. Handa has been inducted in the Board of Directors w.e.f. June 07, 2014 as an Independent Director.

Paulomi Dhawan

Paulomi Dhawan

Director

Strategic Advisor to CMD/CEO/Board members of large listed company - perception image management, media, marketing, brand communications

Independent Director on companies-Mukta Arts Ltd.,Vasundhara Hospitality Pvt.Ltd.

With over 35 years of media, marketing and brand communications experience, she has played an integral role in shaping the brand equity of many leading Indian lifestyle brands like Samsonite, Parle, Raymond, Park Avenue, Eenadu, Star TV among others.

She has been recognised for her deep understanding of the efficiency and efficacy of various media platforms and her strategic vision in the area of management of media investments. Her experience has helped her deliver positive impact and relevant messaging towards building the image of various corporate entities and its “C” suite among stakeholders. Her strong bond with media owners, editors, and senior journalists has not only been her passion but her powerful asset. She has been much sought after at industry and social platforms. She was on the University of Bombay advisory group for the formulation of the BMM degree. She continues to be on the Executive Council of the Indian Society of Advertisers (ISA), serving as Treasurer of the organisation. Paulomi believes in giving - she is an active advisor to NGOs and on Rotary's Inner Wheel Board.