We strive to dazzle, delight, disturb, and disrupt the audience

Stories have the power to entertain, enrich and inspire us all. At Applause we are always handpicking the best ideas to bring alive concepts and characters through the incredible power of storytelling. Challenging as it is, especially in a country as diverse as India, we are driven and guided by our values of being Ambitious, Audacious and Disruptive.

We are the first of its kind content and IP creation studio operating on a “hub & spoke” model where we invest upfront in content creation, we collaborate with creators and then partner with varied platforms that take the content to consumers across the globe.

Since the start of our journey in 2017 we have created and released a wide array of premium drama series that have found homes across leading streaming services across the globe. Our slate of drama series includes originals as well as official Indian adaptations of several acclaimed international shows and books.

Our offering includes some of the most celebrated and awarded series in India that have been appreciated by critics and audiences alike. This includes titles such as Criminal Justice, City of Dreams, Hostages, The Office, Criminal Justice: Behind Closed Doors, Rudra and Criminal Justice: Adhura Sach on Disney+ Hotstar; Mind the Malhotras, Rasbhari and Mind the Malhotras S2 on Amazon Prime Video; Hello Mini, Mannphodganj Ki Binny, Bhaukaal, Bhaukaal S2, Madhuri Talkies, Chakravyuh, Kuruti Kalam and Vadham on MX Player; Iru Dhuruvam, Your Honor, Undekhi, Undekhi S2, Avrodh, Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story, Salt City and Avrodh S2 on Sony LIV; Hasmukh, Call My Agent: Bollywood on Netflix; Kaun Banegi Shikharwati, Mithiya, Bloody Brothers on Zee5; Humble Politician Nograj on Voot Select and Udan Patolas, Udan Patolas S2 on Amazon MiniTv.

A venture of the Aditya Birla Group, led by media veteran Sameer Nair. Consisting of a team of talented creative and business professionals we have received multiple awards and recognition from our peers and the fraternity including honours such as ‘Digital Content Start-up of the Year’ at the Talent Track Awards, ‘Best Content Studio’ at the SCREENXX Awards and ‘Excellence Award for Content Studio’ at the E4M Play Awards.

To have great audiences you need great cinema, and to have great cinema you need great audiences

After an impactful start in the drama series space, we have announced our foray into the exciting world of movies with an impactful slate featuring films like ‘Iftikaar’, ‘The Rapist’, and ‘Aruvi’. We have also begun our journey in production with the launch of ‘Applause Productions’ whose debut project is the Indian adaptation of the globally acclaimed series ‘Fauda’.

After disrupting the storytelling ecosystem with premium original series, popular book and international format adaptations, Applause Entertainment foray’s into animation taking the rich and varied content archive from Amar Chitra Katha to the global audiences, in a brand new avatar. Applause entertainment entered into an exclusive partnership with Amar Chitra Katha to adapt 400+ iconic comics into animation content. 

This is just the beginning. We are expanding our influence beyond India and in our journey ahead we look forward to diving into the world of documentaries, infotainment and gaming.

 

 

Team

Sameer Nair

Sameer Nair

Chief Executive Officer

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

Deepak Segal

Chief Creative Officer

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.

Prasoon Garg

Prasoon Garg

Chief Business Officer

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.

Sunil Chainani

Sunil Chainani

Business Head - Movies

Sunil is a media and entertainment specialist with over two decades in the business. He has been an independent film producer and has also held key leadership roles at Star India and Ogilvy.

Devnidhi Bajoria

Devnidhi Bajoria

Head - Marketing & Client Servicing

Devnidhi is a Media & Advertising professional with over a decade of experience in the business. She has worked with brands like Femina along with other diverse brands in her advertising days.

Devendra Bhandari

Devendra Bhandari

Head - Finance

Devendra Bhandari is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary, with 18 years of experience in areas of Finance, including budgeting, treasury, risk management, taxation, and more. He has worked across Corporate Finance and Entertainment sector.

Siddharth Khaitan

Siddharth Khaitan

Head - Applause Productions

Siddharth has two decades of experience in production and filmmaking. He has worked on diverse projects ranging from documentaries to television commercials.

Priya Jhavar

Priya Jhavar

Senior 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.

Swati Patnaik

Swati Patnaik

Creative Director

Swati is a content powerhouse with proficiency in all formats. Besides her nearly 2 decades of experience mastering the nuances and art of storytelling, she is also an ardent sports fan.

Rahul Prakash

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 a plethora of Feature Films as a first AD and has edited TV commercials. He has been a content researcher and VO artist for the TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

Rahul Ved Prakash

Rahul Ved Prakash

Creative Director

Rahul Ved Prakash has close to 20 years of experience in film making, direction and production. He has previously worked with BBC, Channel V, and The Walt Disney Company. In the last 10 years he has directed several commercials, music videos and travel shows as an independent director.

Sanjeev Sahoo

Sanjeev Sahoo

Creative Director - Animation

A fine arts graduate from Utkal University, Sanjeev has almost three decades of experience in the animation industry. He has donned multiple hats in the field of animation (2D & 3D) with all the major studios in India.

Arjun Mogre

Arjun Mogre

Executive Producer - Documentaries

Arjun is an alumnus and ex-faculty of Whistling Woods International. He has a decade long experience across various formats as a writer, director and editor.

Ranjib Mazumder

Ranjib Mazumder

Creative Director

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

Baladutt D. Papne

Head of Productions

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.

Kamlesh Ghag

Kamlesh Ghag

Assistant General Manager - Admin

Yash Katira

Yash Katira

Assistant General Manager - Commercial

Gwenda Goes

Gwenda Goes

EA & Office Manager

Richa Kapoor

Richa Kapoor

Creative Producer - Movies

Sneha Vashisht

Sneha Vashisht

Creative Producer

Arvind kumar

Arvind kumar

Tech and Post Lead

Aamir Fharooque Shaikh

Aamir Fharooque Shaikh

Service Assistant

Abhay Punjabi

Abhay Punjabi

Supervising Producer

Abhinav Pratap Singh

Abhinav Pratap Singh

Manager - Content Operations

Ajeet Yadav

Ajeet Yadav

Executive - Admin & IT

Arpan Upadhyay

Arpan Upadhyay

Assistant Producer

Anindo Chatterjee

Anindo Chatterjee

Manager - Business Strategy and Execution

Apurva Patade

Apurva Patade

Manager - Marketing & Servicing

Anjana Gupta

Anjana Gupta

Associate Creative Director

Anuja Baxi

Anuja Baxi

Assistant Manager - HR

Aniket Gupta

Aniket Gupta

Assistant Editor

Avinash Naidu

Avinash Naidu

Production Coordinator

Brijesh Muliya

Brijesh Muliya

Social Media Lead

Devki Pande

Devki Pande

Supervising Producer

Diksha Sharma

Diksha Sharma

Company Secretary

Disha Shah

Disha Shah

Assistant Manager - Commercial

Farzin Baluch

Farzin Baluch

Associate Editor

Haren Gupta

Haren Gupta

Accounts Associate

K P Vighnesh Menon

K P Vighnesh Menon

Producer

Kanchan M

Kanchan M

Senior Associate Producer

Ketki Bhavsar

Ketki Bhavsar

Producer

Kiran Jain

Kiran Jain

Deputy Manager

Maithili Chaudhari

Maithili Chaudhari

Senior Manager - Legal and Business Affairs

Neeraj Sharma

Neeraj Sharma

Manager - Content Operations

Nilesh Toraskar

Nilesh Toraskar

Senior Manager - Commercial

Nipun Malhotra

Nipun Malhotra

Supervising Producer

Nischay Rout

Nischay Rout

Senior Producer

Nitin Dange

Nitin Dange

Service Assistant

Pari Sankhala

Pari Sankhala

Associate Producer

Pawan Bansal

Pawan Bansal

Assistant General Manager - Finance and Accounts

Payal Sachdev

Payal Sachdev

Supervising Producer

Percy Karkaria

Percy Karkaria

Associate Producer

Piyushi Malhotra

Piyushi Malhotra

Senior Producer

Pratishtha Malhotra

Pratishtha Malhotra

Senior Producer

Priyal Pandey

Priyal Pandey

Supervising Producer

Pulkit Gupta

Pulkit Gupta

Manager – Strategy & Business Operations

Roopa Desai

Roopa Desai

Supervising Producer

Rudrakshi Ghag

Rudrakshi Ghag

Production Assistant

Sachin Bamne

Sachin Bamne

Service Assistant

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Executive Producer

Sanya Singh

Sanya Singh

Associate Producer

Sharad Bhise

Sharad Bhise

Senior Concept Artist

Shirley Corera

Shirley Corera

Manager - Marketing and Talent

Shoeb Hussain

Shoeb Hussain

Manager - Business Operations

Shrey Jain

Shrey Jain

Senior Producer

Shreya Karunakaram

Shreya Karunakaram

Associate Producer

Shreyashi Mukherjee

Shreyashi Mukherjee

Senior Producer

Sudhir Acharya

Sudhir Acharya

Post Production Supervisor

Suhrud Godbole

Suhrud Godbole

Supervising Producer

Surabhi Apte

Surabhi Apte

Associate Producer

Tanvi Dedhia

Tanvi Dedhia

Senior Executive - PR

Uditanshu Mehta

Uditanshu Mehta

Creative Producer

Yogesh Sharma

Yogesh Sharma

Senior Executive – Accounts

Meet team

Sameer Nair

Sameer Nair

Chief Executive Officer

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

Deepak Segal

Chief Creative Officer

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.

Prasoon Garg

Prasoon Garg

Chief Business Officer

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.

Sunil Chainani

Sunil Chainani

Business Head - Movies

Sunil is a media and entertainment specialist with over two decades in the business. He has been an independent film producer and has also held key leadership roles at Star India and Ogilvy.

Devnidhi Bajoria

Devnidhi Bajoria

Head - Marketing & Client Servicing

Devnidhi is a Media & Advertising professional with over a decade of experience in the business. She has worked with brands like Femina along with other diverse brands in her advertising days.

Devendra Bhandari

Devendra Bhandari

Head - Finance

Devendra Bhandari is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary, with 18 years of experience in areas of Finance, including budgeting, treasury, risk management, taxation, and more. He has worked across Corporate Finance and Entertainment sector.

Siddharth Khaitan

Siddharth Khaitan

Head - Applause Productions

Siddharth has two decades of experience in production and filmmaking. He has worked on diverse projects ranging from documentaries to television commercials.

Priya Jhavar

Priya Jhavar

Senior 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.

Swati Patnaik

Swati Patnaik

Creative Director

Swati is a content powerhouse with proficiency in all formats. Besides her nearly 2 decades of experience mastering the nuances and art of storytelling, she is also an ardent sports fan.

Rahul Prakash

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 a plethora of Feature Films as a first AD and has edited TV commercials. He has been a content researcher and VO artist for the TV show ‘Satyamev Jayate’.

Rahul Ved Prakash

Rahul Ved Prakash

Creative Director

Rahul Ved Prakash has close to 20 years of experience in film making, direction and production. He has previously worked with BBC, Channel V, and The Walt Disney Company. In the last 10 years he has directed several commercials, music videos and travel shows as an independent director.

Sanjeev Sahoo

Sanjeev Sahoo

Creative Director - Animation

A fine arts graduate from Utkal University, Sanjeev has almost three decades of experience in the animation industry. He has donned multiple hats in the field of animation (2D & 3D) with all the major studios in India.

Arjun Mogre

Arjun Mogre

Executive Producer - Documentaries

Arjun is an alumnus and ex-faculty of Whistling Woods International. He has a decade long experience across various formats as a writer, director and editor.

Ranjib Mazumder

Ranjib Mazumder

Creative Director

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

Baladutt D. Papne

Head of Productions

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.

Kamlesh Ghag

Kamlesh Ghag

Assistant General Manager - Admin

Yash Katira

Yash Katira

Assistant General Manager - Commercial

Gwenda Goes

Gwenda Goes

EA & Office Manager

Richa Kapoor

Richa Kapoor

Creative Producer - Movies

Sneha Vashisht

Sneha Vashisht

Creative Producer

Arvind kumar

Arvind kumar

Tech and Post Lead

Aamir Fharooque Shaikh

Aamir Fharooque Shaikh

Service Assistant

Abhay Punjabi

Abhay Punjabi

Supervising Producer

Abhinav Pratap Singh

Abhinav Pratap Singh

Manager - Content Operations

Ajeet Yadav

Ajeet Yadav

Executive - Admin & IT

Arpan Upadhyay

Arpan Upadhyay

Assistant Producer

Anindo Chatterjee

Anindo Chatterjee

Manager - Business Strategy and Execution

Apurva Patade

Apurva Patade

Manager - Marketing & Servicing

Anjana Gupta

Anjana Gupta

Associate Creative Director

Anuja Baxi

Anuja Baxi

Assistant Manager - HR

Aniket Gupta

Aniket Gupta

Assistant Editor

Avinash Naidu

Avinash Naidu

Production Coordinator

Brijesh Muliya

Brijesh Muliya

Social Media Lead

Devki Pande

Devki Pande

Supervising Producer

Diksha Sharma

Diksha Sharma

Company Secretary

Disha Shah

Disha Shah

Assistant Manager - Commercial

Farzin Baluch

Farzin Baluch

Associate Editor

Haren Gupta

Haren Gupta

Accounts Associate

K P Vighnesh Menon

K P Vighnesh Menon

Producer

Kanchan M

Kanchan M

Senior Associate Producer

Ketki Bhavsar

Ketki Bhavsar

Producer

Kiran Jain

Kiran Jain

Deputy Manager

Maithili Chaudhari

Maithili Chaudhari

Senior Manager - Legal and Business Affairs

Neeraj Sharma

Neeraj Sharma

Manager - Content Operations

Nilesh Toraskar

Nilesh Toraskar

Senior Manager - Commercial

Nipun Malhotra

Nipun Malhotra

Supervising Producer

Nischay Rout

Nischay Rout

Senior Producer

Nitin Dange

Nitin Dange

Service Assistant

Pari Sankhala

Pari Sankhala

Associate Producer

Pawan Bansal

Pawan Bansal

Assistant General Manager - Finance and Accounts

Payal Sachdev

Payal Sachdev

Supervising Producer

Percy Karkaria

Percy Karkaria

Associate Producer

Piyushi Malhotra

Piyushi Malhotra

Senior Producer

Pratishtha Malhotra

Pratishtha Malhotra

Senior Producer

Priyal Pandey

Priyal Pandey

Supervising Producer

Pulkit Gupta

Pulkit Gupta

Manager – Strategy & Business Operations

Roopa Desai

Roopa Desai

Supervising Producer

Rudrakshi Ghag

Rudrakshi Ghag

Production Assistant

Sachin Bamne

Sachin Bamne

Service Assistant

Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay Reddy

Executive Producer

Sanya Singh

Sanya Singh

Associate Producer

Sharad Bhise

Sharad Bhise

Senior Concept Artist

Shirley Corera

Shirley Corera

Manager - Marketing and Talent

Shoeb Hussain

Shoeb Hussain

Manager - Business Operations

Shrey Jain

Shrey Jain

Senior Producer

Shreya Karunakaram

Shreya Karunakaram

Associate Producer

Shreyashi Mukherjee

Shreyashi Mukherjee

Senior Producer

Sudhir Acharya

Sudhir Acharya

Post Production Supervisor

Suhrud Godbole

Suhrud Godbole

Supervising Producer

Surabhi Apte

Surabhi Apte

Associate Producer

Tanvi Dedhia

Tanvi Dedhia

Senior Executive - PR

Uditanshu Mehta

Uditanshu Mehta

Creative Producer

Yogesh Sharma

Yogesh Sharma

Senior Executive – Accounts

Awards

Streaming Partners

Hotstar
Amazon
MX
Sony
Netflix
Voot Select
Zee5
Mini TV

Creative Partners

ROSE AUDIO VISUALS
TASA MEDIA
ARPAD CINE FACTORY
BBC STUDIOS INDIA
STUDIO NEXT
BANIJAY ASIA
IRADA ENTERTAINMENT
EDGESTORM PRODUCTIONS
DING ENTERTAINMENT
SPHERE ORIGINS
EMMAY ENTERTAINMENT
DJ’s A CREATIVE UNIT
BAWEJA MOVIES
SIGN OF LIFE PRODUCTIONS
BORN FREE ENTERTAINMENT
 BANIJAY ASIA
KUKUNOOR MOVIES
BBC
ECCHO RIGHTS
MANJUL
HARPER COLLINS PUBLISHERS
CJ E&M
YES STUDIOS
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE
JUGGERNAUT
ARMOZA FORMATS
A+E NETWORKS
TFI
WEIRDASS
SOL
ELLIPSIS ENTERTAINMENT

Agency Partners

Jack in the Box Worldwide
VDO VIDEO
Communiqué Film PR
Brains On Rent
ANM GLOBAL
MARCHING ANTS - TRIGGER HAPPY
WEBER SHANDWICK
CURIOUS MOUSTACHE
KIBOOTZ
Madness

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