Film-Maker & RAPA Award 2004 & 2005 Winner Mr. K. Deepak Gulati has a vision for the future. With an aim to impart serious and honest knowledge to the youth of today, he started this dynamic institute in 2005 to promote a uniquely combined knowledge of technology and art. His in-depth experience and learning is a product of his continuous and sincere involvement with the nitty-gritty of Film-Making through his professional production house ‘Anju Visuals’. This organisation has over the years produced more than 100 Documentaries, Serials and other Corporate films for Doordarshan, various Ministries, Public Sector and Non-Governmental Organisations. Apart from this Anju Visuals has also produced more than 20000 Radio Programmes that include Jingles, Radio Spots and other short duration programmes.
As age and qualification have never been barriers in the pursuit of knowledge and training, the institute offers an entire gamut of professional and vocational courses ranging over the vast process of producing a programme or a film. These courses are again integrated with the actual film productions that happen under the umbrella of ‘Anju Visuals’. This gives hands-on experience to the students and an insight into the professional world of Film-Making. The institute also aims at 100% Placement Assistance for it’s students.
Mr. K. Deepak Gulati believes that ‘the path between a dream and success does exist, but the need is of a vision to find it, courage to get it and perseverance to follow it.’ And this is what the institute aims to make the young students realise.
An alumni of the reputed Kirorimal College of Delhi University, Kanwar Deepak Gulati was an active member of the college theatre group ‘Players’ and won many Best Actor and Best Director Awards in the Inter College-Competitions. After College, after a small stint with Ravi Baswani, he alongwith Late Safdar Hashmi, Manish Manoja, N.K. Sharma and others, became one of the poineer members of “Jan Natya Manch” which started the Street Theatre Movement in India. Today he has to his credit several serials, documentaries and more than 5000 radio programs in 22 languages of the country. He is still very passionate about Theatre. His passion to share his experiences with the next generation inspired him to start DFI which imparts training in various modules of media including Films and Television.
Dr. M. Sayeed Alam who holds a doctorate in Political Science was a University Teacher and a Journalist before he took up his passion – theatre – as profession in 1996. Receipient of ‘Ghalib Award’in 2011, Dr. M. Sayeed Alam heads ‘Pierrot’s Troupe’ and has extensively travelled in India and abroad with his plays.
Ghalib in New Delhi (Comedy), Ghalib, Maulana Azad, K. L. Saigal (Musical), Cut…Cut…Cut (Comedy) Big B (Comedy) Ghalib Ke Khat, Lal Qile Ka Aakhri Mushaera, Shah Jahan –O-Mumtaz, Tumko Chahoon, Pollution Hazir Ho (Comedy), Modern Art, Raja Nahar Singh, “Pakistan Aur Alzheimer’s”, Sons of Babur, Babur Ki Aulad, Tale of the Taj, Begum Akhtar (Musical), Kal Tumhari Baari Hai, “1857” Shareek-e –Ghalib, Chacha Chakkan In Action (Comedy), “To Gandhi Ji With Spelling Mistakes” (Comedy) etc. are only a few of his works on stage as writer, director and actor.
Besides, Alam has also written and directed good number of TV serials, say: Maulana Hasrat Mohani (Co-directed with Kanwar Deepak Gulati – Docu Drama) Ghubar-e Khatir (Fiction) Pahchan (Fiction), Prarambh (Fiction), Ghazal Usne Chedi ( Docu-Drama), Intekhab (Fiction) Ek Sham Ghazal Ke Naam (Docu–Drama) etc.
Retired from Delhi Doordarshan, Sharad Dutt had an association with electronic media for nearly thirty years. He presented on Doordarshan, some of the eminent writers and poets such as Shrilal Shukla, Rahi Masoom Raza, Faiz Ahmad Faiz and many more. Dutt has to his credit many documentary films on renowned Hindi film artistes such as Dilip Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan, Noorjahan, Kundan Lal Sehgal, Salil Chowdhury, to name a few.
He has been the recipient of many awards including Hindi Academy Award, Media Award and National Media Award.
A Producer, Director and Writer, K.K. has to his credit many plays, musicals, music recitals and literary evenings under the umbrella of Impresario Asia. Some of his famous creations are ‘Hatya Ek Akaar Ki’, ‘Biraha Da Sultan’‘ Kuchh Ishq Kiya Kuchh Kaam’, ‘Dara Shikoh’ and ‘AMRITA’ –A Sublime Love Story (directed by legendary film and theatre director M.S. Sathyu). ‘WICHHRE PAANI’ – a Punjabi musical is one of his landmark productions with several honours.
II generation in the film industry, Shyam Malick has been making films since 1982. He writes, produces, directs and does the camera, beside providing content material for the TV programmes & channels, researching reports for international organisations and also writing for publications. He specialises in defense, internal security and terrorism,and has made productions and studies on many terrorist outfits including Taliban in places like Pakistan, Sudan and even Europe for many international broadcasters including PBS of USA.
A vagabond by nature, Maneesh kept on trying various things from writing scripts to acting to translation of plays from English and Bangla to Hindi. Theatre has been the centre stage of everything he did and feels ‘theatre is a powerful medium to have SANVAAD with larger audience’. He has a ‘good connect’ with the younger generation and loves to share his experiences with them.
Voice of the Channel ‘INDIA TV’ you can hear him putting allegations on various celebrities in the famous show ‘AAP KI ADALAT’. A well known voice on all FM channels, Babla Kochhar is an artist par excellence and has been awarded by Discovery Channel in the year 2000 for outstanding performance as a voice over artist for their various programmes.
Actor, Writer, Director Waryam Mast is a jack of all trade when it comes to Media Industry. A recepient of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation award in 2012 for excellent contribution in the field of Indian Theatre as Playwrite , Actor , Director and Stage Designer, Waryam has extensively toured India and abroad as a performing artist. Most of his published work have been translated in Malayalam ,Marathi and other Indian Languages.
I.P. SINGH BAWA (popularly known amongst friends as I.P.), the first Sikh to read Hindi News on Doordarshan and the first anchor on FM Radio in India, has been associated with stage for the last 32 years. I.P. hosted Antyakshri and Boogie Woogie for Siti Channel, Ludhiana LIVE for more than a decade. A stage artist and a singer par excellence, I.P. has shared space with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Subhash Ghai, Yash Chopra, Pran, Mahmood, Madhuri Dixit, Shakti Kapoor, Rajendra Nath, Kishore Da, Laxmikant Pyarelal, Kalyanji Anandji, Uttam Singh, Anu Malik, Jagjit Singh, Pankaj Udhas, Abhijit, Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamoorthy, Sonu Nigam, Daler Menhdi, Mika, Gurdas Mann, Malkit Singh, Jazzy B, Ashok Masti, Harbhajan Mann and many more……
Above all I.P. still treats himself a learner and works hard to improve his performance day by day……………
Apart from providing state of the art infrastructure, resources and technology to the students, the institute also puts in an immense amount of effort to ensure that students have access to an excellent faculty, which is drawn from the film and television industries either as permanent staff or as visiting faculty members. This faculty instructs the students in more than one language according to the convenience of the students. However here at the institute, we believe that creativity knows no language, so we speak the language of creativity.
K. Suhail Gulati
Suhail, being the head of the Academic Division, is reponsible for almost all the activities of DFI. A post graduate in Mass Communication, Suhail has a natural knack for teaching and has been teaching for the last 8 years. Placement is his forte as he has a wide contact base in the media industry.
Himani Joshi belongs to Udaipur and holds a Masters in Mass Communication from Delhi School Of Communication. Having experience in Event Management industry for last 5 years now she manages her own Udaipur based Event management company with the name of “Kameos Events & Engagements”. After being faculty of Mass Communication in Pacific University, Udaipur she has Joined DFI to help the students of Mass Communications to make their bright career.
Tarakant Panigrahi holds a 3 Years Diploma in Sound and Television Engineering From Bijupattnaik film and TV Institute of Odisha. Another feather in his cap is a Diploma in Music (Sangeet Bhusan) from University of Chandigarh. He has Extensive knowledge of Electronics News Gathering and On Air solutions and is excessively competent in Digital Audio Mastering.
A Post Graduate Diploma holder in Media Communication, Mansi Malik, apart from her teaching abilities, brings with her the experience in the field of counseling and coordination. Very soft spoken and ‘A Friend To All’, she is a passionate, optimistic & dedicated person who takes up responsibilities with a smile and utmost enthusiasm.
A Post Graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, Tripti Sharma is responsibe for ‘Program Delivery’ as far as Bachelor’s and Master’s courses are concerned. She has a keen eye for detail and perfection and hence an excellent choice for the job. Friendly and charming, Tripti is a hot favourite with the students whom they love to confide with.
Fondly called ‘Jeetu’ by his colleagues, Jyotirmaya holds a 3 years diploma in Sound and TV Engineering from the prestigious Biju Patnaik Film & TV Institute, Odisha. Very bright and energetic, the youngest of our lot is the most enthusiastic as far as sharing his skills with the students is concerned. He has to his credit more than 2500 radio programs which he records, edits and mixes with great zeal.