meet our team

  • SAMEER NAIR
    CEO
    SAMEER NAIR
    CEO Sameer is a media & entertainment industry pioneer, and has an illustrious career that spans across three decades. He has led from the front as CEO across companies like Balaji Telefilms, NDTV Imagine and Star India, besides strategic entrepreneurial ventures.
    Sameer is a media & entertainment industry pioneer, and has an illustrious career that spans across three decades. He has led from the front as CEO across companies like Balaji Telefilms, NDTV Imagine and Star India, besides strategic entrepreneurial ventures.
  • DEEPAK SEGAL
    HEAD OF CONTENT
    DEEPAK SEGAL
    HEAD OF CONTENT Deepak is an alumnus of FTII Pune, and has over three decades of experience in the film and television industry. He has driven content strategy across Fox Television Studio India, Sahara Motion Pictures and Star India among others.
    Deepak is an alumnus of FTII Pune, and has over three decades of experience in the film and television industry. He has driven content strategy across Fox Television Studio India, Sahara Motion Pictures and Star India among others.
  • YOGESH MANWANI
    HEAD OF MARKETING AND REVENUE
    YOGESH MANWANI
    HEAD OF MARKETING AND REVENUE Yogesh is a management professional with 20+ years of experience in building brands and growing businesses. A UCLA Anderson alumnus, he has held leadership positions at leading Media & Entertainment organisations like The Walt Disney Company, ZEE, Ogilvy & Lowe Advertising.
    Yogesh is a management professional with 20+ years of experience in building brands and growing businesses. A UCLA Anderson alumnus, he has held leadership positions at leading Media & Entertainment organisations like The Walt Disney Company, ZEE, Ogilvy & Lowe Advertising.
  • PRASOON GARG
    BUSINESS CONTROLLER
    PRASOON GARG
    BUSINESS CONTROLLER Prasoon is a management professional who was previously a core team member at Balaji Telefilms. He also helped create the blueprint of the OTT business at ALT Balaji..
    Prasoon is a management professional who was previously a core team member at Balaji Telefilms. He also helped create the blueprint of the OTT business at ALT Balaji..
  • ROHIT PHILIP
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    ROHIT PHILIP
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rohit is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College and FTII Pune. He has previously worked with MTV and Yash Raj Films. In a career spanning more than 12 years, he has edited about 40 television commercials and directed music videos, cineplays, ad films and so on.
    Rohit is an alumnus of St. Stephen’s College and FTII Pune. He has previously worked with MTV and Yash Raj Films. In a career spanning more than 12 years, he has edited about 40 television commercials and directed music videos, cineplays, ad films and so on.
  • SIDDHARTH KHAITAN
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    SIDDHARTH KHAITAN
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR Siddharth has two decades of experience in production and filmmaking. He has worked on diverse projects ranging from documentaries to television commercials.
    Siddharth has two decades of experience in production and filmmaking. He has worked on diverse projects ranging from documentaries to television commercials.
  • Rahul Prakash
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    Rahul Prakash
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR Rahul is a B.E. graduate and holds a Diploma in Film Direction. Besides being a Producer at Advertising Agencies, he has worked on Feature Films as a First AD and has edited TV commercials. He has been a Content Researcher and VO artist for TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.
    Rahul is a B.E. graduate and holds a Diploma in Film Direction. Besides being a Producer at Advertising Agencies, he has worked on Feature Films as a First AD and has edited TV commercials. He has been a Content Researcher and VO artist for TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.
  • PRIYA JHAVAR
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR
    PRIYA JHAVAR
    CREATIVE DIRECTOR Priya is an alumnus of St. Xavier's & FTII Pune. She has an extensive experience as a producer, editor and director. She was previously associated with Virtual Reality content and 360 degree advertisements.
    Priya is an alumnus of St. Xavier's & FTII Pune. She has an extensive experience as a producer, editor and director. She was previously associated with Virtual Reality content and 360 degree advertisements.
  • Ranjib Mazumder
    COMMISSIONING EDITOR
    Ranjib Mazumder
    COMMISSIONING EDITOR Ranjib drives the content engine at Applause. He has spent more than a decade in media, delving into journalism, screenwriting, publishing, teaching, and content development.
    Ranjib drives the content engine at Applause. He has spent more than a decade in media, delving into journalism, screenwriting, publishing, teaching, and content development.
  • Baladutt D. Papne
    HEAD OF PRODUCTION
    Baladutt D. Papne
    HEAD OF PRODUCTION Baladutt has over 30 years of experience in films, ads, and TV, across companies like Lemon Tree Film Services, Balaji Telefilms, Sahara, Fox Television Studios and Star India.
    Baladutt has over 30 years of experience in films, ads, and TV, across companies like Lemon Tree Film Services, Balaji Telefilms, Sahara, Fox Television Studios and Star India.

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