Head of the Department (HOD) of Mumbai Centre, from the FTII, he has nearly 26 year experience in the industry. Now a successful Film & TV Producer, Director, Entrepreneur, he also has earlier experience of running an Acting School. Has had the honour of being on National Awards Jury twice. Has been assigned the Directorship of Maharashtra Chalchitra Nigam (Film City, Mumbai). Recipient of 'Haryana Samman' for Art & Culture from the Government of Haryana, presented by The Chief Minister Ch. Bhupinder Singh Hooda.
Phonsok Ladakhi is an FTII alumnus with vast experience of acting in films and television. Among his best known films is KHEL KHILADI KA, a film by Arjun Hingorani. As far as television serials are concerned, he stood out in Chetan Anand's PARAMVIR CHAKRA, Saeed Mirza's INTEZAAR, Shyam Benegal's SUBHASH CHANDRA BOSE and Ved Rahi's GUL GULSHAN GULFAM. A devout Buddhist, he is teacher of performing arts and Yoga.
Rakesh Bedi is an Indian film actor and television personality. He started his career as a supporting actor in the 1979 film Hamare Tumhare starring Sanjeev Kumar, and then went on to Act in over 150 films and a couple of TV Serials. Some of his most memorable roles were in the 1985 film Chashme Buddoor and in the TV serials Shrimaan Shrimati and Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi. He had a little role in Gulzar's Mere Apne and he has also acted in a number of Punjabi movies such as 'Main tu assi tussi'. Rakesh Bedi has worked with the New Delhi theatre group Pierrot's Troupe. Bedi is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India.
Javed Khan is an FTII alumnus and veteran of nearly 150 films including Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Andaz Apna Apna, Lagaan, and many more... besides he has done stellar work on Television also like in such memorable serials like Nukkad, Mirza Ghalib etc.
Megh Varn Pant is a Graduate of FTII - Acting batch in the year ( 2004 - 2006 ) , is currently Director Academic Operations at ITASPA across all centers, specialising in research in the Sanford Meisner Acting Technique had written a commissioned research paper “Acting in the Cinematic Environment “ in the year 2007 he has been a member of the Academic council at FTII and a Empanelled Faculty at FTII , designed the acting batch selection workshop in the year 2006 and 2012 he has also been part of the film industry with a wide range of work in both TVC’s and Films.
A graduate of Acting from the Film and Television Institute of India in the year 2013 , he has been conducting workshops in acting in Pune, Delhi and Mumbai - He has also consistently been part of TVC’s across all brands and has been active in the theater circuit in delhi and mumbai.
After 7 and half years of being part as main cast of Kingdom of Dreams at Gurgaon, he has joined ITASPA pune as HOD acting. Winner of the prestigious Berlinale Talent Stage scholarship at the Berlin film festival in 2013, he has been conducting workshops on acting technique across north india, a graduate of FTII ( 2006 -2008 ) and Sri Ram Center of Performing Arts ( 2004 - 2006 ) currently is also a visiting faculty at the prestigious National Institute of Design , Ahmedabad - he has been a part of the parallel cinema movement since 2006.
Chanchal Vashistha is a graduate from KMC, Delhi and was a member of “The Players” theater group of KMC , later she has also worked with “Jan Natyamanch” and the prestigious “Act One” theater group , a kathak dancer by training she has won many awards in her dancing performances across college festival circuits, her specialisation is Movement.
A graduate of FTII ( 2011 - 2013 ) with extensive theater experience and regular workshops at the Creators lab in lucknow. He is currently the HOD at Jaipur ITASPA acting department , he has also a wide acting experience with regular cast in the famous TV Series Crime Patrol , Gumrah and CID , is also an avid dancer and a movement coach with regular workshops on the same.
Joined the FTII in the year 2009 with after a prestigious theater career with the PIERROT'S TROUPE, winner of Kaifi Azmi Award and best student award he has been a part of theater and film circuit in mumbai, bhopal and delhi since 2006 conducting workshops in schools and colleges and after his graduation from FTII in 2012 been an expert on acting technique workshop - currently he is also writing Mr Sai Kabirs Next Feature film.
Rimi Basu Sinha, a Masters in Hindustani Music from Allahabad University, and sangeet Prabhakar from Prayag Sangeet Samiti,is a top-graded artiste in AIR & DD. Presently settled in Mumbai, Rimi is not only a talented singer but also one of India's very few female composers/Music Directors. Her albums have been released by prestigious music companies like Sa Re Ga Ma and Times Music etc. The latest of them is a historic, venture-SAKHI-Celebrating Womanhood, released by Times Music. An all- women musical bonanza with famous singers has been hugely acclaimed by music lovers across the country and has brought many laurels too. Known for her forte to develop / teach innovative, modern day techniques in singing, students are thoroughly benefited by her simple yet effective methods. She has had the privilege of dubbing almost all the artistes in the film industry.
Javed Khan belongs to illustrious "KALAWANT" family of musicians of Rajasthan. Javed has learnt Classical Vocal from his maternal grandfather Ustad Munir Khan Saheb of Indore Gharana and his uncle, Ustad Bashir Khan Saheb of Delhi-Agra Gharana.He went on to acquire Graduation, Post-Graduation & M.Phil Degrees in Classical Vocal (all from Delhi University), topping the result at each level, and winning a Gold Medal at the Master's stage.He has been a finalist in popular Sony TV show, INDIAN IDOL and has sung "KURBAAN" song with famous Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam in the movie Waar Chhodna Yaar (2013). He is a performing artist for last 10 years and has composed music for many Serials in Doordarshan and has also sung the title tracks for the same. He is also 'B High' grade artist from AIR Delhi, and regularly broadcasts programmes from Radio and Doordarshan.
A melodious singer with anexperience of 14 Years as performing artist. A Runner of Sa re ga ma pa 2003- Golden Voice Hunt, Winner of AkashwaniSangeetSpardha, Winner of ETV GAZAL SARAH and many more. He also rendered his voice for Marathi film “Mhais”,Telefilm by Gulzaar,Aks- The Reflection -Gazal Album and along singing he has also composed music for SparshChandanyanche. He is bestowed with ShahuModakPuraskar and SangitkaarRaam Kadam Puraskaar.
Ustad Vajahat Hussain Khan was initiated into classical-ghazal music n Urdu Poetry by his illustrious father Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan Dilrang. He is an accomplished musician and a gifted Urdu poet. Given Sufi and Ghazals music concerts in The Indian subcontinent n more than 14 countries abroad. Have participated in many Mushairas in India & Pak and specially Dubai, Sharjah & Iran. He is an Alumni of AP college. He was awarded with Surmani. Kaamil Adeeb. Best Ghazal Singer Awards, Peace & Integrity Award, Sahir Ludhiyanivi Literary Award, Dilrang Sangeet Samman, Talat Mehmood Trophy and many others. Vajahat Azmat Dayam' poetry is different-unique & it touches the soul.
Vajahat Hussain Khan, was inspired and initiated into Hindustani classical music by his illustrious father Gayan Samrat Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan Dilrang. Vajahat Hussain Khan, is the second son of Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan Dilrang who was a great doyen of Indian music, a most renowned vocalist, musicologist and an excellent poet, from the Atrauli (Jaipur) Gharana and also the Agra Gharana. Vajahat Hussain is the representative of prestigious family of traditional musicians which has given India such giants as Haji Ustad Altaf Hussain Khan, Ustad Allahdiya Khan, Ustad Vilayat Hussain Khan, Ustad Fayyaz Khan, Ustad Azmat Hussain Khan, Ustad Wahid Hussain Khan, Ustad Yunus Hussain Khan and many others. Vajahat Hussain is the direct descendent of Daguri Bani of the Atrauli (said to be Jaipur) Gharana.
In the present era, Vajahat Hussain, has become a household name in the world of light classical music (Ghazals) and Sufi Sangeet. He excels in the Ruhani Compositions & Persian Poetry of Hazrat Amir Khusro (Ra). He has large numbers of Taranas in different Ragas, which he presents in the highly traditional and authentic style.
An enthusiastic Dancer & Choreographer, with an experience of 10 years he has created his own mark in field of dancing. He has participated in eminent reality shows like Dance India Dance-Doubles, EkaPekshaEk, Nach Baliye, HallaBol, as dancer and celebrity choreographer.
Ms Aroona Mookhey, the Head of the Department, is a very well known person in the fields of Image Grooming, Motivation. She has been conducting workshops with notable corporate establishments as well as individuals and groups, for several years. She is the founder of the counseling firm Rivet Counseling, and as a 'Life Coach', she has trained many individuals, including her own daughter, the former Miss World, Ms Yukta Mookhey- towards all-round Image Grooming.
An eminent young fashion choreographer, fashion stylist and model coordinator in the glamour industry with multiple talents and a perfect blend of attitude, versatility and experience. With an in-depth experience of more than 10 years he has an extensive knowledge of “in and out” of fashion industry.
HOD of Choreography of ITASPA Indore Centre
Known as an extremely versatile Director/Choreographer, Mahesh but the people know him as a BABA in film industry, his talent is in capturing and delivering honest on-screen emotions that connect with the audience. His ability to tell a story and get the best performance from actors and non-actors coupled with his thorough understanding of how to use all the tools of the medium is how he conveys the client’s vision and delivers more than they expect. He is a master at making the most of every budget and making sure the brand shows through.
Mahesh brings a unique talent, energy and creativity to every team, project and opportunity. Building great things out of an idea is a passion. His success stems from the ability to clearly see the client’s vision then translating that affectively onto film.
Associate Director of over 40 Videos & Films.
Technically proficient with the tools of the trade, for both film and video.
Experience with the latest technologies, including Graphic and DI.
An actor’s director – skilled in getting the best from actors and non-actors.
A client’s director – extraordinary talent in seeing the vision of a project then interpreting it onto film and surpassing expectations.
Extensive business operations and client management experience.
Strong sense of marketing and branding.
Experience as a Creative Choreography & direction, including conception, design and Thoughts.
Strong editing skills.
Leader oriented with a strong ability to build and motivate teams.
Excellent problem solver.
HOD of Choreography of ITASPA Mumbai Centre.
Award winning media professional with over 20 years’ experience in Film, Television and Advertising. Assistant to Farah Khan for 4 years.
Direction Budgeting & Production Planning, Ideation / Concept Development, Team Management & Concept Execution.
V Shantaram Award– Winner of 2010 V Shantaram award for best choreography for Ula Dhaal-Marathi block buster.
CONCEPT DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY
India’s Got Talent (season-2)- COLORS, Hindustaan Ke Hunarbaaz - Life OK, Zara Nachke Dikha( Season 1)- Star One, Jhalak Dikhlajaa - Supervising Choreographer – Sony Entertainment Television.
CONCEPT DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY
Holi Ke Rang Colors Ke Sang –COLORS, Valentine Day Special- Star Plus, Maa tujhe Pranam - COLORS
CONCEPT DIRECTOR AND CHOREOHRAPHY
Head & Shoulder * Kareena Kapoor, Vanilla Coke* Vivek Oberoi, Close up * Deepika Padukone, Lux beauty soap* Aishwarya Rai
CONCEPT DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY
127 films as a Choreographer...
Khiladi 786, Chaalis Chauraasi, Aladin, Heroes, 99, Karzzzz, Fashion, Hattrick, Aashayein, Taxi 9211,
Chala Mussaddi - Office Office, Shaadi Ka Ladoo, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd., Kehta Hai Dil Baar Baar,
Home Delivery, Style, Jhankaar Beats, Saathiya and many more…