Academic Area: Scriptwriting
Writer, Independent filmmaker
Acclaimed books: Gulab, Love Stories # l to 14, Known Turf: Bantering with Bandits and Other True Tales (shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Book Awards), Crush, Unbound: 2000 Years of Indian Women's Writing. Awards and Recognition:‘Jaal’, ‘So many socks’(nominated for META Awards)-‘Name,Place,Animal,Thing’ (short-listed for The Hindu Metroplus Playwright Award) -Radio play, ’Jam’(Winner, BBC's International Playwriting Competition 2011)
Founder - Electric Dreams Film Company
Oni, is a graduate of the National Institute of Designand has directed over 500 television commercials. Oni's approach to filmmaking is an extension of his background in visual arts. He is not just a storyteller, but also a photographer, designer and illustrator.
Acclaimed work: The Saints of Sin (2016)
Dinesh Khanna has been working as a freelance Photographer for over 25 years with an eclectic blend of commercial and personal work. For advertising end corporate clients, he has been shooting food, people and interiors. Dinesh is a Managing Trustee of Nazar Foundation, one of the Co-founders of the Delhi Photo Festival and also one of the Photography Curators for the Serendipity Arts Festival.
Acclaimed books- Bazaar,Living Faith.
Ideating for TVC
President and Content head, Culture Machine
An engineer and MBA, who was destined for a career in professional football changed tracks and joined Mahindras as a marketing guy instead. Six years later, he changed tracks again, this time in advertising and started off as a junior copywriter in 2007. Within a short span. he shot up the ladder and has been the country head of Publicis, with a host of popular work and awards to his credit.
New Media Advertising
Executive Creative Director, Hotstar, Star
He is currently responsible for Hotstar Premium content that includes sports and International television shows, including IPL and Game of Thrones. Writer and Creative Director, Creativeland Asia, Mumbai, (Jul 2011-Jan 2014),his growth has been parallel to Creativeland's. He was responsible for handing communication for massive brands, including Mango Frooti, Cafe coffee Day, Mercedes Benz, Medimlx Ayurvedic, Soap JM financial, Appy fizz, and Hippo Baked Munchies.