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Durgesh Sukhthankar

( Head of Institute Information )

Durgesh Sukhtankar is a talented and visionary cine-goer and curator who has made his name in the Film and Television Industry for nearly the past two decades. He has gained an immense amount of experience, while working in the capacity of an educationalist, while specializing in the fields of Direction, Script Writing and Film Editing. His contribution to short films, documentaries and advertisements has made him a well seasoned professor, who’s knowledge about the professional requirements in the industry will benefit students in the best way. He has trained nearly 1200 students in the last 13 years, many of whom have gone onto work for Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Production Banner. He has been associated with promotional events of movies such as Zenda, Ringa Ringa and has directed a film named ‘Aaji’, wherein he got affiliated with industry giants such as Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Rajan Bhise, Uday Tikekar and many more makes him stand out from faculty in other institutes. We are confident that students will flourish under his tutelage.

Pradnya Bhagwatkar

Pradnya Bhagwatkar is the head and primary mentor of the entire Graphics and Animation Department. After working in companies such as “Prime Focus Ltd.,” and “Reliance Media Works (VFX)” for 12 years in the field of production as a 3D modeler and Match-Move artist, she has also worked as a Senior Faculty Member in several institutes such as CMIT, CAT Education, Keerti Computers, Boston Computers, 2D Animation, Walk-in, etc.
With a teaching experience of more than 17 years, she has also played a role in projects within the Films and Advertising Industries, which are inclusive of both Bollywood and Hollywood movies such as “Wanted, Ghajini, Tashan, Housefull, Raavan, Shark Night, Rock of Age, The Watch, etc. She has worked on more than 35 advertisements for TV Channels with agencies such as ‘Designer’. With a profile like hers and the expertise she has in the industry, students can expect to benefit largely from e-Drishyam, in a way that prepares them to apply what they have learned in the professional zone.

Pradnya Bhagwatkar

Pradnya Bhagwatkar is the head and primary mentor of the entire Graphics and Animation Department. After working in companies such as “Prime Focus Ltd.,” and “Reliance Media Works (VFX)” for 12 years in the field of production as a 3D modeler and Match-Move artist, she has also worked as a Senior Faculty Member in several institutes such as CMIT, CAT Education, Keerti Computers, Boston Computers, 2D Animation, Walk-in, etc.
With a teaching experience of more than 17 years, she has also played a role in projects within the Films and Advertising Industries, which are inclusive of both Bollywood and Hollywood movies such as “Wanted, Ghajini, Tashan, Housefull, Raavan, Shark Night, Rock of Age, The Watch, etc. She has worked on more than 35 advertisements for TV Channels with agencies such as ‘Designer’. With a profile like hers and the expertise she has in the industry, students can expect to benefit largely from e-Drishyam, in a way that prepares them to apply what they have learned in the professional zone.

Abhir Musalgaonkar

Abhir Musalgaonkar is our talented, well-experienced faculty member who has also contributed to the film industry. He has worked at Prime Focus, Live India, and Post House for not less than 6-12 months. He has worked in the capacity of visiting faculty at ‘Arena’ in Bandra, Goregaon, Malad, Versova, and Ville Parle. He worked on projects such as ‘Nagin’ the hit television serial; ‘Sultan’ the blockbuster movie and ‘OMG yeah Mera India’. He is hence thorough with his knowledge and an excellent add on to our institute

Sunil Saigal

With over two decades of experience under his belt. Sunil Saigal has played an indispensable role in the industry. Along with writing and directing, Sunil has guided many pupils through his teachings. After finishing his Diploma in Film and Television Production from the reputed Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Sunil started working with the famous Balaji Telefilms and Ice Institute as a scriptwriter and ad filmmaking faculty. He showcased his talent by writing and conceptualizing many series, movies, telefilms, short films, social causes advertisements, and much more. Sunil has worked with a reputed corporate house as an independent filmmaker and translated many corporate magazines. He has also been part of many leading advertising firms and translated written marketing content from English to Hindi. Currently, he is a filmmaking professor at KES College, Kandivali.

Sunil Saigal

With over two decades of experience under his belt. Sunil Saigal has played an indispensable role in the industry. Along with writing and directing, Sunil has guided many pupils through his teachings. After finishing his Diploma in Film and Television Production from the reputed Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Sunil started working with the famous Balaji Telefilms and Ice Institute as a scriptwriter and ad filmmaking faculty. He showcased his talent by writing and conceptualizing many series, movies, telefilms, short films, social causes advertisements, and much more. Sunil has worked with a reputed corporate house as an independent filmmaker and translated many corporate magazines. He has also been part of many leading advertising firms and translated written marketing content from English to Hindi. Currently, he is a filmmaking professor at KES College, Kandivali.

Prasad Patil

Commencing his career in 1999, Prasad Patil worked as an editor for Prakash Mehra Production, giving him the start his peers coveted. He worked for Aruna Irani’s Desh Mai Nikla Hoga Chand’ as an Assistant Editor, which was a turning point in his career. He worked on projects like Saaripath Ha Sansaracha and Bhojpuri movies like ‘Sasura Bada Paisa Wala, Garhwali Film ‘Meri Pyari Boie “You, Me and Bomsi” and many other projects as an Assistant Editor. Establishing himself as a skilled editor in the industry, Prasad ventured into corporate content and media, joining Lalus Studio in 2002. There he worked for brands like Cadbury, Tata, Bajaj, Sparsh, Kodak, Mahindra, Barbie, and many more. Extending his already proficient editor career to a teaching career, Prasad started coaching Avid in the year 2006 and FCP in the year 2009, sharing his extensive knowledge with the industry hopefuls.

Rohit Pradhan

Rohit is a well-recognised talent in the industry and has worked on many notable projects. He has completed MA in Audio Production from the University of Westminster, UK and has almost two decades of experience in Audio Engineering. Rohit has a unique set of skills in presenting turnkey Audio-Video and Acoustic Solutions for recording studios, home theatres, performance avenues, recital halls and community halls. He has worked on multiple movies as a sound designer and a few of his notable works are Khel Mandala, Sharyat, Yellow Bioscope, Abaa Aiktay Na. He has also done setup designs and studios, home theatres and performance venues. Being a gifted audio engineer, Rohit has bagged British Council Alumni Award for Professional Achievement’ at a very young age. He then won the prestigious Filmfare Award for Sound Design’ for the film Rege’ IMMFA award for the movie’ Yellow’ was one of the most notable awards. He was the TEDx speaker at the Goa Institute of Management. Rohit is currently the director at Mixbox Studios in Thane.

Rohit Pradhan

Rohit is a well-recognised talent in the industry and has worked on many notable projects. He has completed MA in Audio Production from the University of Westminster, UK and has almost two decades of experience in Audio Engineering. Rohit has a unique set of skills in presenting turnkey Audio-Video and Acoustic Solutions for recording studios, home theatres, performance avenues, recital halls and community halls. He has worked on multiple movies as a sound designer and a few of his notable works are Khel Mandala, Sharyat, Yellow Bioscope, Abaa Aiktay Na. He has also done setup designs and studios, home theatres and performance venues. Being a gifted audio engineer, Rohit has bagged British Council Alumni Award for Professional Achievement’ at a very young age. He then won the prestigious Filmfare Award for Sound Design’ for the film Rege’ IMMFA award for the movie’ Yellow’ was one of the most notable awards. He was the TEDx speaker at the Goa Institute of Management. Rohit is currently the director at Mixbox Studios in Thane.

Daulatkumar Pawar

Mr. Daulatkumar Pawar has spent more than the last two decades of his life in Pharmaceutical Marketing. He worked at Q-Max Pharma as an All-Indie Sales Manager. Being a passionate photographer for more than a decade now, Mr. Pawar has taught Digital Photography at Nashik Kale Niketan (Govt. Drawing College) for almost three years. He was also a visiting faculty at “VFX Media Film & Television School, Nashik and is working as a visiting faculty at K.T. H. M College Nashik & Prasad Pawar Art Academy. For the last 10 years, he has also worked as a mentor for Tamron India Ltd. He has conducted multiple productive workshops in various cities of India like Mumbai, Pune, Sholapur, Nagpur, Vardha, Chandrapur, Yawatmal, Buldhana, Jalgaon, Nashik, Indore, and Bilaspur, receiving recognition. Currently, he is at the helm of his institute in advanced photography called Shutter Bugs’ situated in Nashik.

Nazarr Khan​

A veteran in the film and television for almost three decades, Nazarr Khan is the most experienced faculty of acting. He has worked along with numerous talented and esteemed individuals in the industry. He has understood a profound perception of the ability to narrate to thousands of people through the art of filmmaking. Being a multi-talented individual as a Writer, Director, Actor, and Film Craft Professor Nazarr concentrates on knowing the genuine purpose of life by examining its varied experience of it. He has acted in several blockbusters like Rang De Basanti, Kabul Express, Shortkut, Khalnayak, Saudagar, Balwaan, Sanam, Pardesi Babu, Pyar Deewana Hota Hai, Tera Mera Saat Rahe, and Tathastu.

Nazarr Khan​

A veteran in the film and television for almost three decades, Nazarr Khan is the most experienced faculty of acting. He has worked along with numerous talented and esteemed individuals in the industry. He has understood a profound perception of the ability to narrate to thousands of people through the art of filmmaking. Being a multi-talented individual as a Writer, Director, Actor, and Film Craft Professor Nazarr concentrates on knowing the genuine purpose of life by examining its varied experience of it. He has acted in several blockbusters like Rang De Basanti, Kabul Express, Shortkut, Khalnayak, Saudagar, Balwaan, Sanam, Pardesi Babu, Pyar Deewana Hota Hai, Tera Mera Saat Rahe, and Tathastu.

Prachi Shailesh

Ms. Prachi Shailesh has made her mark as a choreographer in the industry for more than a decade. She began her career in 2004 through Zee Marathi Awards, then known as Alfa Gaurav, and has not looked back. A few of her notable works as a choreographer are Ateeth (Hindi), Tu Ka Patil (Marathi), Halla Bol, a Dance Reality Show for ETV Marathi. She also directed a Marathi album Pori Ladhayacha Shik on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Apart from all this, she also performed and assisted various well-known choreographers like the late Ms. Saroj Khan and Mr. Umesh Jadhav.

Lalit Kulkarni

Lalit Kulkarni is helping the actors showcase their characters with his makeup talent for the past 15 years. He established himself as an assistant in the award-winning movie kawadse, directed by Raju Firke. His later works include famous movies like Zenda, Morya, 6 September, Blind Game, Athra Bhuja Saptashrungi Mata, No Problem, Bedhund, Saheli, Pratibimb, Superstar, Kalam 302, Raja Pandharicha, Ata Lagnala Chala and Mi Tulas Tuzya Angani Later on, Lalit got the opportunity to work in association with the well-known makeup artist Anil Pemgirikar in the movie Agadbamb. For this work, his name was recorded in the Limca Book of world records for prosthetic makeup. He continued his career with films like Koti (Selected for Indian Panorama), Reti, Ganavesh, Gulam Begam Badshah, Chinu, Jarab, Pinki, LoveLafade, Martu, Martin, Glory, Saavali, Yere Yere Paavsa, Jindgani and is currently working on ongoing Marathi serials.

Lalit Kulkarni

Lalit Kulkarni is helping the actors showcase their characters with his makeup talent for the past 15 years. He established himself as an assistant in the award-winning movie kawadse, directed by Raju Firke. His later works include famous movies like Zenda, Morya, 6 September, Blind Game, Athra Bhuja Saptashrungi Mata, No Problem, Bedhund, Saheli, Pratibimb, Superstar, Kalam 302, Raja Pandharicha, Ata Lagnala Chala and Mi Tulas Tuzya Angani Later on, Lalit got the opportunity to work in association with the well-known makeup artist Anil Pemgirikar in the movie Agadbamb. For this work, his name was recorded in the Limca Book of world records for prosthetic makeup. He continued his career with films like Koti (Selected for Indian Panorama), Reti, Ganavesh, Gulam Begam Badshah, Chinu, Jarab, Pinki, LoveLafade, Martu, Martin, Glory, Saavali, Yere Yere Paavsa, Jindgani and is currently working on ongoing Marathi serials.