Advisors

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Mohana Krishna Indraganti,
Independent Filmmaker (Tollywood)

Mohana Krishna Indraganti is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema for more than two decades. His fascination towards fiction since his childhood and his love of Telugu and English literature made him pursue his interest in arts by obtaining an MA and then an M.Phil. in English literature from the University of Hyderabad. He started his career as a writer and associate director for Mahandhra, a socio-cultural, economic and political study of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh, which was made in a documentary-drama format for Doordarshan in commemoration of India's 50th year of independence. He sent creative samples of this film to the Department of Film and Fine Arts of York University in Toronto. It enabled him to secure admission and he completed his MFA in Screenwriting between 1998–2000 from the prestigious university.

His films have been showcased in various International film festivals and he has won many awards like Indira Gandhi National Award for Best Debut director, Nandi awards for Best Debut and Best Story Writer, and Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Award for Best Debut director among many others.

He is popular for his films like Mayabazaar, Ashta Chamma, Golkonda High School, Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharuvatha, Bandipotu, Gentleman, Ami Tumi, Sammohanam and the latest V, which was directly released on Amazon Prime

Mamata Reddy,
Textile Designer & Founder (Kalam Creations)

A Maths graduate turned textile designer, Mamata’s fascination for intricate designs of nature and various other Hindu mythological depictions on temple structures; inspired her to revive the languishing art of Kalamkari in the late 90’s and she started her company “kalam creations”.

Mamata has successfully contemporarised the traditional temple art and brought it to the living room, by giving it a new dimension; and generating employment for many talented artists who are adept at their skill. To encourage the young talent interested in taking this art form ahead, she conducts workshops at Tirupati.

Today, Kalamkari is a flourishing craft with an international presence and a global patronage because of her relentless efforts for over two decades. Now, the art is being showcased in unique ways by well acclaimed designers across the globe as part of their fashion ensemble on various runways of fashion weeks with the support of Mamata and her artists.

Designers who have sourced hand-painted Kalamkari from Mamata include Anand Kabra, Madhu Jain, Neeta and Nishka Lulla, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Gaurang Shah and Sashikant Naidu. She is always open to experimenting and has never turned down a special request from any designer and that unique quality won her the title of ‘queen of kalamkari’ as she is fondly called by her peers.

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Dhanu Muddikuppam
Founder & Animation Consultant (Creature Animation Workshop)

Dhanu is a passionate animator with 16+ years of experience in the field. After completing his Diploma in India and having worked for few years, he wanted to explore his potential in a foreign land and moved to London. Having gained experience by working in various capacities with reputed firms in London like Industrial Light &; Magic, MPC, Framestore, Double Negative, he felt a need to create a platform for all the aspiring youngsters and started “creatureanimationworkshop” which is now a popular training module(s) for animation and VFX.

Dhanu’s experience in working for projects such as Disney’s Jungle Book, Pirates of The Caribbean, Marvel’s Avengers, Fantastic Beasts, Transformers, Guardians of The Galaxy, Aladdin and Star Wars, and more have exposed him to a lot of do’s and don'ts for successful completion of a project. He has been imparting practical knowledge and pointing all the right methods which an animator needs to adopt while working on a project in all his workshops for 3 years now. Building a better community for all the aspiring animators is his goal and he has been doing it very effectively through his online workshops.

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Mahesh Raghvan,
Carnatic Music Fusion Artist (Creative Director, Indian Raga)

Mahesh Raghvan is a Carnatic Music Fusion artist whose artistic goal is to present and create Indian Classical Fusion Music in contemporary ways for modern audiences. He plays new electronic musical instruments and runs a fusion project called FLAIR - Carnatic Music 2.0. His experiments with Carnatic Music on the iPad are published on his YouTube and Facebook pages.

He has an MSc. in Digital Composition and Performance from the University of Edinburgh. Besides his specialization, he is extremely passionate about related fields such as visual arts, mobile application development, digital media, sound design and film. He is the Creative Director of Indian Raga, and also works with major music technology companies to make Indian Classical Music playable on their hardware/software. Besides being a performing musician, he also gives music technology related workshops at various universities and schools.

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Rachana Chopra,
Educational Consultant

Rachna has more than a decade and a half of experience in education consulting. She has worked in almost every facet of the industry from being a university representative to agency country head with organizations in India such as The Chopras, USAUNIVQUEST, and with US based companies such as Shore light Education and Learning House. She has an excellent network of universities and is a education service stakeholder. She has helped students from India, Nigeria, Qatar, Dubai, the United States and the Caribbean to find their right educational opportunities.

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Mohana Krishna Indraganti,
Independent Filmmaker (Tollywood)

Mohana Krishna Indraganti is an Indian film director known for his works predominantly in Telugu cinema for more than two decades now. His fascination towards fiction since his childhood and his love of Telugu and English literature made him pursue his interest in arts by obtaining an MA and then an M.Phil. in English literature from the University of Hyderabad. He started his career as a writer and associate director for Mahandhra, a socio-cultural, economic and political study of the erstwhile state of Andhra Pradesh, which was made in a documentary-drama format for Doordarshan in commemoration of India's 50th year of independence. He sent creative samples of this film to the Department of Film and Fine Arts of York University in Toronto. It enabled him to secure admission and he completed his MFA in Screenwriting between 1998–2000 from the prestigious university.

His films have been showcased in various International film festivals and he has won many awards like Indira Gandhi National Award for Best Debut director, Nandi awards for Best Debut and Best Story Writer, and Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Award for Best Debut director among many others.

He is popular for his films like Mayabazaar, Ashta Chamma, Golkonda High School, Anthaku Mundhu Aa Tharuvatha, Bandipotu, Gentleman, Ami Tumi, Sammohanam and the latest V, which was a directly released on Amazon Prime

Mamata Reddy,
Textile Designer & Founder (Kalam Creations)

A Maths graduate turned textile designer, Mamata’s fascination for intricate designs of nature and various other Hindu mythological depictions on temple structures; inspired her to revive the languishing art of Kalamkari in the late 90’s and she started her company “kalam creations”.

Mamata has successfully contemporarised the traditional temple art and brought it to the living room, by giving it a new dimension; and generating employment for many talented artists who are adept at their skill. To encourage the young talent interested in taking this art form ahead, she also conducts workshops at her workshop in Tirupati.

Today, Kalamkari is a flourishing craft with an international presence and a global patronage because of her relentless efforts for over two decades. Now, the art is being showcased in unique ways by well acclaimed designers across the globe as part of their fashion ensemble on various runways of fashion weeks with the support of Mamata and her artists.

Designers who have sourced hand-painted Kalamkari from Mamata include Anand Kabra, Madhu Jain, Neeta and Nishka Lulla, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi Mukherji, Gaurang Shah and Sashikant Naidu. She is always open to experimenting and has never turned down a special request from any designer and that unique quality won her the title of ‘queen of kalamkari’ as she is fondly called by her peers.

pratima
Dhanu Muddikuppam
Founder & Animation Consultant (Creature Animation Workshop)

Dhanu is a passionate animator with 16+ years of experience in the field. After completing his Diploma in India and having worked here for few years, he wanted to explore his potential in a foreign land and moved to London. Having gained experience by working in various capacities with reputed firms in London like Industrial Light &; Magic, MPC, Framestore, Double Negative, he felt a need to create a platform for all the aspiring youngsters and started “creatureanimationworkshop” which is now a popular training module(s) for animation and VFX.

Dhanu’s experience in working for projects such as Disney’s Jungle Book, Pirates of The Caribbean, Marvel’s Avengers, Fantastic Beasts, Transformers, Guardians of The Galaxy, Aladdin and Star Wars, and more have exposed him to a lot of do’s and don'ts for successful completion of a project. He has been imparting practical knowledge and pointing all the right methods which an animator needs to adopt while working on a project in all his workshops for? years now. Building a better community for all the aspiring animators is his goal and he has been doing it very effectively through his online workshops.

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Mahesh Raghvan,
Carnatic Music Fusion Artist (Creative Director, Indian Raga)

Mahesh Raghvan is a Carnatic Music Fusion artist whose artistic goal is to present and create Indian Classical Fusion Music in contemporary ways for modern audiences. He plays new electronic musical instruments and runs a fusion project called FLAIR - Carnatic Music 2.0. His experiments with Carnatic Music on the iPad are published on his YouTube and Facebook pages.

He has an MSc. in Digital Composition and Performance from the University of Edinburgh. Besides his specialization, he is extremely passionate about related fields such as visual arts, mobile application development, digital media, sound design and film. He is the Creative Director of Indian Raga, and also works with major music technology companies to make Indian Classical Music playable on their hardware/software. Besides being a performing musician, he also gives music technology related workshops at various universities and schools.

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Rachana Chopra,
Educational Consultant

Rachna has more than a decade and a half of experience in education consulting. She has worked in almost every facet of the industry from being a university representative to agency country head with organizations in India such as The Chopras, USAUNIVQUEST, and with US based companies such as Shore light Education and Learning House. She has an excellent network of universities and is a education service stakeholder. She has helped students from India, Nigeria, Qatar, Dubai, the United States and the Caribbean to find their right educational opportunities.

Mentors

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Dr. Rammohan Holagundi
(Acting)

Dr. Ram has an Acting & Theatre experience of thirty-one years. He has been using Theatre as a mode of transformation for Special Children- Adults, Autistic Children and helping them to be one amongst us.

Apart from holding high posts in various reputed educational institutes, his theatre group Nishumbita Ballet & Theatre group instituted in 1995 has been training and mentoring actors of different age groups for Theatre, Television & Film. His training as well as performances include various forms like Mime Act, Experimental, Innovative, Physical Theatre and Human Puppetry to enhance the creativity of the actors. His alternative methods of teaching have been creating a Sense of Security to build one’s self-esteem and confidence; two important qualities which any actor must have.

Dr. Ram strongly believes that theatre is a reflection of the society and his team has been immensely using Theatre as a weapon to fight for all social issues like harmony, integration, Swachh Bharat, girl child education, Women’s empowerment, Entrepreneurship, labor, pollution, deforestation, water harvesting etc. His team has also been using drama as a Therapy for Special Needs of Prisoners, Victims of Harassment, Children and Adults with developmental issues, Life Skill oriented education of children, Mental Health of Youngsters and for the aged at homes for the aged, Juvenile Homes, Observation Homes, Home for the Street Children; in collaboration with various NGO’s.

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Vivek Pandey
(Concept art & 2D Animation)

Vivek is a very passionate and a dynamic multidisciplinary artist with 19 years of hands-on experience as an animator, quality controller, layout artist, posing artist, character designer, concept artist and storyboard artist at DQ Entertainment Ltd, where he delivered 40+ animated TV series (national & international) totalling around 450+ episodes of entertainment to the world. He joined Annapurna college of film & media affiliated with JNAFAU (Jawaharlal Nehru architectural and fine art university), in 2012 as Associate Professor (Animation & VFX department) and has been winning the hearts of students as a great teacher, instructor and facilitator, apart from the many awards and recognitions he has received over the years.

He is a gold medalist for B.F.A (Drawing & Painting) from I.K.S. University (C.G.). He holds an MFA in applied arts from Himalayan University. He has been a regular guest faculty for reputed institutes like NIFT (Hyderabad & Patna) to impart knowledge on topics such as accessory Designing and various digital production workflows.

Apart from being a great animator and teacher, he has also carved a niche for himself as an actor in the theater circuit and has rendered voiceovers for ads and documentaries of reputed clients.

Vivek’s experimenting nature has always allowed him to thrive well in any and every challenging experience and makes him a great mentor to be associated with.

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Dulam Satyanarayana
(Filmmaking)

Dulam Satyanaryana is an award-winning filmmaker, known for his critically acclaimed documentary and short films like ‘Dreadful Fate’, ‘I am Satyabhama’ and ‘Welcome to Telangana’. From humble beginnings, growing up in a small town called Mancherial, in the Telangana state of India, Dulam received the prestigious US Department of State’s CCIP fellowship in 2011 to study Motion Picture Directing at the Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre, in Arizona, USA. He has also been a delegate and panelist in various international conferences and film festivals in the US, Canada, Pakistan and Iran. He has been representing the Government of Telangana to promote state tourism films at various international film markets and festivals like Cannes, Toronto, Dubai and Goa.

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Vaitahavya Vadlamani
(Filmmaking)

Vaitahavya is a young entrepreneur, writer, director as well as a cinematographer. After graduating from Annapurna International school of film and media; he worked as an associate director for 2 Telugu movies and 1 Marati film. He has been the 1st Assistant Cinematographer for Naruda Donaruda, 180 Degrees and Gudachari.

With his 8 years of experience as well as a founder of an advertising agency and production house called Eastern Film Company; his team has been producing varied content for reputed clients and has also been doing TV shows and short films to showcase the creative abilities of new talent and encourage them into the Industry.

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Nimit Pershad
(Photography)

Nimit has over 10 years of experience as a photographer and 5 years of experience in teaching. Having completed his master’s degree from Middlesex University, London he started his career in 2010 by shooting different genres apart from being a press photographer before he launched his own company called Paperhouse Productions which specializes in weddings and fashion photography. His work has been published in magazines and publication and he is a member of one of the biggest photography associations WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) association based out of New York.

Nimit also has immense experience in photographing and developing 35mm film and has introduced the same to his students while he was teaching at Annapurna International Film School.

With an international experience in countries such as Maldives, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, his photography focuses on storytelling and has never failed to win the attention of the audience.

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Jnana Dev Tripurana
(Photography)

Dev completed his photography from Gnana Sri Mythri Institute of Technology Pvt ltd. He mingles his practical experience with academic knowledge to enable his students to learn what actually works on the field.

Apart from being a faculty of photography (full-time as well as visiting) for many reputed film and fashion institutes teaching photography and digital imaging; he has also been associated in the capacity of VFX supervisor, Cinematographer and 3D artist for reputed clients like Mahindra and Mahindra, Ace corp Gifts, Magnitude, Abott, Captube AR Robotics, Syngenta and Captube.

Though he majored in Industrial photography, his forte has been fashion and portraiture photography over his 11 years of experience in the field. His work has been published in many reputed state wide newspapers and magazines.

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Angana Choudhury
(Interior Designing)

Angana is an Architect with more than 10 years of experience on a wide range of projects in work spread across three separate Architecture firms in three different cities. She completed her B. Arch degree from the reputed School of Planning and Architecture College, New Delhi, in 2005 and later completed her M. Arch (concentration in Urban Design) from the University of Arizona, USA. She was accepted into the Master’s program with full scholarship and was also offered Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA).

Angana is a registered member of the Council of Architecture, India. She also has teaching experience as a visiting faculty for 1st year Architectural design at Guwahati College of Architecture and as a Teaching Assistant for 1st year Architectural design at the University of Arizona. Some of her professional works include: Artesia, A premium highrise luxury Residential tower for K. Raheja Corp at the heart of downtown Mumbai, a re-modeling project of Pune as a ‘Smart City’; as a part of the National level Smart city competition for McKinsey, Masterplan Report for Peren District Headquarter township for 25,000 inhabitants on a 15.03 Sq. Km highly contoured and virgin site in Nagaland and a mid-rise residential tower for Vaswani Group on a challenging plot size of 12,650 Sq.Ft. in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Mukesh Chauhan
(Product Designing)

Mukesh is IITB, Mumbai alumni and MTech graduate in EDT from CEDTIA, Aurangabad and BE graduate in E&I from SGSITS, Indore. He has over 22 years of experience in working across various platforms and business in the technological stream. He has held various responsible positions in companies of International repute like Interra Systems, Synopsys, Xilinx and the like before he founded his firm Technolexis in 2014.

Technolexis has been training and also exploring new models concerning 3D printing and manufacturing, 3D modelling, Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems (ARM, AVR, Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc boards, various sensors & actuators, RFID, RF, WiFi, Python, MQTT, Cloud, Android and Web application).

The company has also been associated with TASK and HYSEA for "IoT Maker Space" program conducted in technology institutions and he has been instrumental in guiding many for the Atmel National Level Design Contest, where one of the teams he trained won 2nd Prize in AEDC-2014.

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Srinivas Varma
(2D traditional & 3D Animation)

Srinivas has 25+ years of experience in the animation industry. He has held many responsible positions like an Animation Director and Lead for many TV series and full length feature films.

He has worked with firms such as Digiquest india Pvt Ltd, GMT Triad Media Solutions Pvt Ltd., UTV Software communication Ltd.,Sun Animatics India Pvt Ltd., Heart Entertainment Ltd. and UBC Pvt. Ltd.

His work as an animation director include projects such as Lalaloopsy TV series and Julies Verna – TV series. He has been a 3D animation lead for full length feature films like Lava Kusa - The Warrior Twins and Pappu - The Savior. He was associated with TV series like Prince and the pauper, Kong, Christmas Karol,Robin Hood, Jungle book and Freeze while he was with UTV Software communication.

As a 2D animator he has worked for projects like Little Amadeus, Tod World, Pollution, Death Wish, Cleanliness, World Cup Wonders 2002(18-Episodes), Hoze Houndze (six 10 minutes shows), Indian Top Number Count Down, Defiant, Adarna, Tommy & Oscar, Land of Gnoo, Aladdin & Nutrigeni, Little Dogs on The Prairie (33x3 Episodes), The Crippled lamb, Fat cat, Bingo, Histeria (Dawn of time & Scrapple at the Chapel), which won laurels at the reputed IFFI, International Film Festival of India.

Last but not the least, he has also been associated as a Character designer and 3D Key Animator with a much laudable project in India which is titled Ghatothkach, a famous mythological character in Mahabharata.

Ever since his association with Stargate College of Animation since 2017, he’s continuing to inspire the young animation enthusiasts by not only imparting technical subject matter knowledge but also his practical knowledge from the industry.

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Dr. Rammohan Holagundi
(Acting)

Dr. Ram has an Acting & Theatre experience of thirty-one years. He has been using Theatre as a mode of transformation for Special Children- Adults, Autistic Children and helping them to be one amongst us.

Apart from holding high posts in various reputed educational institutes, his theatre group Nishumbita Ballet & Theatre group instituted in 1995 has been training and mentoring actors of different age groups for Theatre, Television & Film. His training as well as performances include various forms like Mime Act, Experimental, Innovative, Physical Theatre and Human Puppetry to enhance the creativity of the actors. His alternative methods of teaching have been creating a Sense of Security to build one’s self-esteem and confidence; two important qualities which any actor must have.

Dr. Ram strongly believes that theatre is a reflection of the society and his team has been immensely using Theatre as a weapon to fight for all social issues like harmony, integration, Swachh Bharat, girl child education, Women’s empowerment, Entrepreneurship, labor, pollution, deforestation, water harvesting etc. His team has also been using drama as a Therapy for Special Needs of Prisoners, Victims of Harassment, Children and Adults with developmental issues, Life Skill oriented education of children, Mental Health of Youngsters and for the aged at homes for the aged, Juvenile Homes, Observation Homes, Home for the Street Children; in collaboration with various NGO’s.

mahender
Vivek Pandey
(Concept art & 2D Animation)

Vivek is a very passionate and a dynamic multidisciplinary artist with 19 years of hands-on experience as an animator, quality controller, layout artist, posing artist, character designer, concept artist and storyboard artist at DQ Entertainment Ltd, where he deliv-ered 40+ animated TV series (national & international) totalling around 450+ episodes of entertainment to the world. He joined Annapurna college of film & media affiliated with JNAFAU (Jawaharlal Nehru architectural and fine art university), in 2012 as Associate Pro-fessor (Animation & VFX department) and has been winning the hearts of student’s as a great teacher, instructor and facilitator, apart from the many awards and recognitions he has received all these years.

He is a gold medalist for B.F.A (Drawing & Painting) from I.K.S. University (C.G.). He holds an MFA in applied arts from Himalayan University. He has been a regular guest faculty for reputed institutes like NIFT (Hyderabad & Patna) to impart knowledge on topics such as accessory Designing and various digital production workflow.

Apart from being a great animator and teacher, he has also carved a niche for himself as an actor in the theater circuit and has rendered voiceovers for ads and documentaries of reputed clients.

Vivek’s experimenting nature has always allowed him to thrive well in any and every challenging experience and makes him a great mentor to be associated with.

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Dulam Satyanarayana
(Filmmaking)

Dulam Satyanaryana is an award-winning filmmaker, known for his critically acclaimed documentary and short films like ‘Dreadful Fate’, ‘I am Satyabhama’ and ‘Welcome to Telangana’. From humble beginnings, growing up in a small town called Mancherial, in the Telangana state of India, Dulam received the prestigious US Department of State’s CCIP fellowship in 2011 to study Motion Picture Directing at the Scottsdale School of Film and Theatre, in Arizona, USA. He has also been a delegate and panellist in various international conferences and film festivals in the US, Canada, Pakistan and Iran. He has been representing the Government of Telangana to promote state tourism films at various international film markets and festivals like Cannes, Toronto, Dubai and Goa.

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Vaitahavya Vadlamani
(Filmmaking)

Vaitahavya is a young entrepreneur, writer, director as well as a cinematographer. After graduating from Annapurna International school of film and media; he worked as an as-sociate director for 2 Telugu movies and 1 Marati film. He has been the 1st Assistant Cin-ematographer for Naruda Donaruda, 180 Degrees and Gudachari.

With his 8 years of experience as well as a founder of an advertising agency and produc-tion house called Eastern film company; his team has been producing varied content for reputed clients and has also been doing TV shows and short films to showcase the crea-tive abilities of new talent and encourage them into the Industry.

mahender
Nimit Pershad
(Photography)

Nimit has over 10 years of experience as a photographer and 5 years of experience in teaching. Having completed his master’s degree from Middlesex University, London he started his career in 2010 by shooting different genres of apart from being a press pho-tographer before he launched his own company called Paperhouse Productions which specializes in weddings and fashion photography. His work has been published in maga-zines and publication and he is a member of one of the biggest photography associations WPPI (Wedding & Portrait Photographers International) association based out of New York.

Nimit also has immense experience in photographing and developing 35mm film and has introduced the same to his students while he was teaching at Annapurna International Film School.

With an international experience in countries such as Maldives, Malaysia and the United Kingdom, his photography focuses on storytelling and has never failed to win the atten-tion of the audience.

mahender
Jnana Dev Tripurana
(Photography)

Dev completed his photography from Gnana Sri Mythri Institute of Technology Pvt ltd. He mingles his practical experience with academic knowledge to enable his students to learn what actually works on the field.

Apart from being a faculty of photography (full-time as well as visiting) for many reputed film and fashion institutes teaching photography and digital imaging; he has also been associated in the capacity of VFX supervisor, Cinematographer and 3D artist for reputed clients like Mahindra and Mahindra, Ace corp Gifts, Magnitude, Abott, Captube AR Robotics, Syngenta and Captube.

Though he majored in Industrial photography, his forte has been fashion and portraiture photography over his 11 years of experience in the field. His work has been published in many reputed state wide newspapers and magazines.

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Angana Choudhury
(Interior Designing)

Angana is an Architect with more than 10 years of experience on a wide range of projects in work spread across three separate Architecture firms in three different cities. She completed her B. Arch degree from the reputed School of Planning and Architecture College, New Delhi, in 2005 and later completed her M. Arch (concentration in Urban Design) from the University of Arizona, USA. She was accepted into the Master’s program with full scholarship and was also offered Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA).

Angana is a registered member of the Council of Architecture, India. She also has teaching experience as a visiting faculty for 1st year Architectural design at Guwahati College of Architecture and as a Teaching Assistant for 1st year Architectural design at the University of Arizona. Some of her professional works include: Artesia, A premium high- rise luxury Residential tower for K. Raheja Corp at the heart of downtown Mumbai, a re-modeling project of Pune as a ‘Smart City’; as a part of the National level Smart city competition for McKinsey, Masterplan Report for Peren District Headquarter township for 25,000 inhabitants on a 15.03 Sq. Km highly contoured and virgin site in Nagaland and a mid-rise residential tower for Vaswani Group on a challenging plot size of 12,650 Sq.Ft. in Bandra, Mumbai.

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Nikita Shah
(Textile & Fashion Designing)

A textile design graduate from ‘NIFT’, India and a fashion design major from ‘Fashion Institute of Technology’, New York; Nikita is a textile enthusiast with expertise and a passion for hand-crafted textiles. Her constant strife as a fashion consultant has always been to make Indian textiles more accessible to people globally.

Her tryst with artisanal textiles began with her graduation project at NIFT, where she designed and developed a collection for the textile cluster of Maheshwar and Bagh, India. Her collection won her multiple awards at the institute.

Nikita has been associated with textile designer Gaurang Shah for seven years in Hyderabad, India and for one year in his store at New York, USA in the capacity of a Chief Designer. Over her tenure with Gaurang, she extensively traveled and developed various crafts and textiles for the brand apart from actively supporting national and international fashion weeks, photoshoots and many other activities concerning his brand.

Nikita is now an independent textile crafts and design consultant associated with brands like Marasim, Saar, Carla Mota, Who Wore What When and NGO NEST. She has been liaising between New York and India with her product development, fashion design and styling services.

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Mukesh Chauhan
(Product Designing)

Mukesh is IITB, Mumbai alumni and MTech graduate in EDT from CEDTIA, Auranga-bad and BE graduate in E&I from SGSITS, Indore. He has over 22 years of experi-ence in working across various platforms and business in the technological stream. He has held various responsible positions in companies of International repute like Interra Systems, Synopsys, Xilinx and the like before he founded his firm Techno-lexis in 2014.

Technolexis has been training and also exploring new models concerning 3D print-ing and manufacturing, 3D modelling, Internet of Things (IoT), Embedded Systems (ARM, AVR, Arduino, Raspberry Pi etc boards, various sensors & actuators, RFID, RF, WiFi, Python, MQTT, Cloud, Android and Web application).

The company has also been associated with TASK and HYSEA for "IoT Maker Space" program conducted in technology institutions and he has been instrumental in guiding many for the Atmel National Level Design Contest, where one of the teams he trained won 2nd Prize in AEDC-2014.

mahender
Srinivas Varma
(2D traditional & 3D Animation)

Srinivas has 25+ years of experience in the animation industry. He has held many responsible positions like an Animation Director and Lead for many TV series and full length feature films.

He has worked with firms such as Digiquest india Pvt Ltd, GMT Triad Media Solutions Pvt Ltd., UTV Software communication Ltd.,Sun animatics India Pvt Ltd., Heart Entertainment Ltd. and UBC Pvt. Ltd.

His work as an animation director include projects such as Lalaloopsy TV series and Julies Verna – TV series. He has been a 3D animation lead for full length feature films like Lava Kusa-The Warrior Twins and Pappu- The Savior. He was associated with TV series like Prince and the pauper, Kong, Christmas Karol,Robin Hood, Jungle book and Freeze while he was with UTV Software communication.

As a 2D animator he has worked for projects like Little Amadeus, Tod World, Pollution, Death Wish, Cleanliness, World Cup Wonders 2002(18-Episodes), Hoze Houndze (six 10 minutes shows), Indian Top Number Count Down, Defiant, Adarna, Tommy & Oscar, Land of Gnoo, Aladdin & Nutrigeni, Little Dogs on The Prairie (33x3 Episodes), The Crippled lamb, Fat cat, Bingo, Histeria (Dawn of time & Scrapple at the Chapel), which won laurels at the reputed IFFI, International Film Festival of India.

Last but not the least, he has also been associated as a Character designer and 3D Key Animator with a much laudable project in India which is titled Ghatothkach, a famous mythological character in Mahabharata.

Ever since his association with Stargate College of Animation since 2017, he’s continuing to inspire the young animation enthusiasts by not only imparting technical subject matter knowledge but also his practical knowledge from the industry.