"What's going to be your legacy to mankind?
We must contribute to the greater good. No matter how big or small.
It's our duty to give back".
"Produce, create, ideate. Let your work be a signature of all that you stand for."
I produce, ideate and conceptualise content in all forms and with over 10 years experience in the Indian entertainment industry, the need to impact social change hasn't dissipated.
India producer for an international non-fiction series under-production with BAFTA-winning production company Minnow Films, U.K for an international digital streaming platform. To be released late 2019.
Vice President - Content Flow Studios
A content creation company focussed on quality fiction and non-fiction content for the digital OTT arena. Clients include Times of India, HotStar, Zee5 and Applause Entertainment. I'm responsible for:
Developing and managing the creation of our portfolio of show bibles and new content
Creative Producer - shaping, creating and overseeing content with writers and directors into full development
The senior management client interface
Showrunner - fiction series - 2019
Produced and directed the India segment of an international non-fiction show, ‘Vegan Earth’ and a U.S documentary ‘Bear Witness’.
Producer - BEDINATION
Managing partner in BEDINATION, a media company I co-own with my partner producing content with social relevance.
Projects in development are:
Producing 'Landless', a documentary on discrimination, prejudices, and patriarchy faced by 3 generations of women in one family fighting for their rights. In production
Co-producing a feature-length film. In pre-production
Option rights to biography. In pre-production
I often do strategic consulting for international production companies and independent film-makers, such as:
BBC Radio 2 programme on Nightingale of India, host Yasmin Alibhai Brown
BBC Radio 2 political show on right-wing rising in India and the rise of KHANS in Bollywood
Documentary on business leaders secured high-level interviews
Secured music rights from Universal India of popular Hindi classic track for Independent movie maker for film, 'BAZODEE'.
Occasionally I write feature pieces for magazines. I've posted some of my articles in the Scribbles section - my Blog.
From a young age, I have wanted to impact and change the world (I still do!). In the early years, I thought I'd do it through politics. I studied for my degree in 'Politics with Economics' (BA Honours) at Goldsmith's College, University of London. I quickly realised I didn't have the disposition of a politician but the urge to make a difference for the betterment of all was still there.
Professionally, I found my sense of purpose when I worked as a Consultant for the UK government on issues of social change. I had special interests in race relations, substance misuse, gender equality, and community affairs. My research projects had an emphasis on action at the grass-roots level and were designed to create highly focused development programmes. Producing researched reports, recommendations, and evaluations I was directly impacting the social policy framework.
I continued to make a difference in my own small way and accepted joining the prestigious Board of Directors at Medway Human Rights and Equality Council.
It was during my contact with local groups and grass-root level research that I founded Tamana productions, an all-women drama group from diverse backgrounds, giving a voice to women who may otherwise not be heard. The aim was to explore social issues through drama.
As a professional in my field, I was often invited to radio talk shows to contribute my views and opinions. I was a regular social commentator.