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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.

Raju Farooqui

Raju Farooqui

Head of Production

Raju Farooqui has wide experience in the field of Media especially film production, direction and post production. He joined renowned film director, Mr. Subhash Ghai as an assistant director in 1976. He worked in the capacity of Assistant Director for successful films like Kalicharan, Vishwanath, Karz, Vidhaata and Meri Jung. Thereafter he worked as Production Manager for films like Karma, Ram Lakhan, Saudagar, etc. During the period he also was instrumental in setting up the Equipment division of Mukta Arts. The division slowly flourished into a mega post-production studio by the name “Audeus”. Currently, Mr. Raju Farooqui is the Head of Productions for Mukta Arts Limited. He is also Head of Productions for Whistling Woods International Institute with regards to equipment and studio design & purchase.

Tolu Bajaj

Tolu Bajaj

COO, Distribution & Exhibition

Vashdev Bajaj popularly known as Tolu Bajaj is in the field of film Production and Distribution since last more than 30 years. He was partner in a firm Shiv Shakti Enterprises which was one of the biggest Distribution firm in South India. Thereafter, he spread his Distribution business to Delhi U.P. and Bombay territories. During his career, he was associated with major leading Production houses such as Yashraj Films, Prakash Mehra Productions, V.I.P Films Pvt. Ltd. (Manoj Kumar), Mukta Arts Pvt. Ltd., Cineyug, Tips Films etc. Currently Tolu Bajaj is handling the Distribution and Exhibition business of Mukta Arts Ltd. on national level.

Sachidanand Shetty

Sachidanand Shetty

Business Head, Mukta A2 Cinemas

Sachidanand Shetty, Business Head at MuktaA2 Cinemas comes with over 20 years of experience across sectors like Hospitality and Entertainment. He began his career in 1997 with McDonald’s as a crew member and thereafter was promoted to the position of a ‘Host’ whose profile included PR, promoting LAM, collecting feedback from the Guests and responding on parameters set by the organization.

His international stint began in 2000 with the prestigious Costa Cruises Pvt Ltd where he was an active Food & Beverage Associate aboard various international vessels. He then moved on to becoming an entrepreneur in the Fast food Industry by setting up a counter at Convergys Pvt Ltd attending to the employees with a wide range of Food & Beverage Offerings.

Thereafter, his stint with the entertainment sector began with him joining Cinemax India Ltd as the theatre manager for their various properties. He was then associated briefly with BIG Cinemas (ADAG Group) earlier known as Adlabs as an Asst. Manager, operations in the customer experience centre segment at IMAX Adlabs where his profile included administration of the entire facility ensuring guests delight.

After being associated with BIG Cinemas for nearly three years, he subsequently moved on to MuktaA2 Cinemas in January 2011 in the capacity of Regional Manager - operations promoting its new venture into the Exhibition sector in various locations such as Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Gulbarga, Visakhapatnam, Bhopal, Sangli and Vasai.

His next venture was with Inox Leisure Ltd in the capacity of the General Manager where his profile involved leading the entire gamut of Operations, F&B, Industrial Relations, CRM & VAS Channels in coordination with the PAN India team from the Corporate Office in Mumbai.

Mr. Sachidanand then rejoined MuktaA2 Cinemas Arts Ltd in the capacity of the Vice President - Operations. After a successful stint as the Vice President - Operations, he has recently been promoted as the Business Head for Mukta A2 Cinemas the Exhibition company of Mukta Arts Ltd.

His core skills lie in multiple team management, project management and execution, brand marketing, content sourcing and distributor management and business development to name a few. In his free time he loves listening to music,going on road trips watching and playing badminton and is a big movie buff.

Sanjay Ghai

Sanjay Ghai

COO — Distribution and Exhibition, North

Sanjay Ghai started his career at an early age. Initially he worked for prominent Distribution of Delhi U.P. territory such as Neelam Films, etc. He joined a group firm of Mukta Arts Ltd. i.e. Mukta Shakti Combines in 1991. He finally joined Mukta Arts Ltd. in 2003 and is handling the Distribution and Exhibition business of the Company in the erritories od Delhi U.P. and Punjab. During his career, he has distributed more than 150 films till date including big hits like Raja Hindustani, Taal, Khalnayak, Pardes, Saudagar, Yaadein, Iqbal, 36 China Town, Apna Sapna Money Money, Aitraaz, Singh is Kinng, Slumdog Crorepati, Jannat etc.

Ashish Gharde

Ashish Gharde

Chief Operating Officer, Mukta Arts Ltd

Mr. Gharde has eighteen years of experience in Operations and Human Resource with well-known companies like TATA, Radio City and Balaji Telefilms. His last stint with Larsen and Tubro went on for more than four years where he was responsible for driving all HR initiatives as a Head of HR for Power Development, Nabha Power, Hydel Power, Railways Business, Travel & Aviation.