Javed Khan graduated in Cinema with specialization in Acting from F.T.I.I, PUNE. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Mr. Khan worked in numerous plays in Hindi, Urdu, Gujrati, Punjabi & English Theatre with IPTA, INT, Natya Sampada and many others. He has also acted in popular films like Chak De India, Lagaan, Andaaz Apna Apna, Dil hai ki Manta Nahin, Sadak, Aashiqui, Prem Rog, Noorie, Ram Teri Ganga Maili, Benaras, and many others. His well-remembered roles on television were in serials like Yeh jo hai zindagi, Nukkad, Chataan, Mirch Masala, Mirza Ghalib, Powder and others. The versatile Mr. Khan has worked with eminent directors like Raj Kapoor, Yash Chopra, Gulzar, Hrishikesh Mukherjee, Basu Chaterjee, Mahesh Bhatt, Shimit Amin, Sai Paranjpe, Saeed Mirza, Shyam Benegal, and Rajkumar Santoshi, to name a few. He has been an Expert of the Industry, with his contribution as a film acting trainer is invaluable.
Raza Murad graduated in Cinema from the F.T.I.I, with specialization in Acting. His association with the legendary Raj Kapoor has indeed been memorable. Under the R. K. Films banner, he has been the main villain in such blockbuster films as 'Prem Rog', 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' and 'Henna'. His other notable performances are in popular films like Namak Haraam, Tridev, Gupt, Mohra, Viswatma, Jaanbaaz and many others.
Kamal Nath (Dance)
Kamal Nath has been in the industry for the past 25 years, making his mark as a choreographer in Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi and Marathi films. Some prominent films where he showcased his talent are 100 days, Pratighaat, Panaah, Betaaj Badshaah, Laadli (produced by Children's film society), Love at Time Square and Mr. Prime Minister (directed by Dev Anand), and Marathi films such as Ek Gadi Baki Anadi and Apan Yana Pahilat Ka, to name just a few. He has also acted in Kadal Parishu, a Tamil film, with Kamal Hassan. Kamal Nath has the unique distinction of choreographing and directing more than 700 shows in India and abroad, in 30 countries, while working with the top stars of the Indian film industry.
Parvez Khan (Action)
Parvez Khan has a vast repertoire of experience as India's exclusive and personal action trainer of celebrities, models, actors, Martial Arts players, and theatre artistes. A post-graduate in Social Science and an expert in Mass Communication techniques, his multiple talents make him a much-in-demand film acting trainer and mentor.
As a martial artist, he has many achievements and records to his credit. He was awarded a Black Belt in Taekwondo in 1985, when he was only 14 years old. He holds the record of being the youngest Black Belt from India. He performs social service by training youth, especially ladies, to become self-sufficient for their own protection. He introduced Taekwondo Martial Art in the Republic Day celebrations by the N.C.C in New Delhi in 1987-1988 and demonstrated his Martial Arts sk ills in front of Lt. Shri Rajeev Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India. He has trained more than two thousand youths and has been awarded jury trophy in Taekwondo Martial Arts by superstar Shah Rukh Khan at Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai on 12th Feb 2006. He was awarded a Diploma in Special Training in Action by Chang Sung Dong (7th Dan Black Belt of Sang Rock Academy, South Korea) in 1990.Presently, he is an International Black Belt in Taekwondo 5th Dan from World Taekwondo Federation. In 2004, he was certified National Instructor and in 1988, he became National Referee of India.
Samir Ganguly is a highly respected and experienced film maker having directed films like Sharmilee, Shagird, Deewaangi, Koi Jeeta Koi Haara, Khoon Ka Rishta, Anjaane Mein, and Pakhandi. Mr. Samir Ganguly has also directed many episodes of the popular television serial 'Paying Guest'. Earlier, he associated in the direction of legendary films like 'Tumsa Nahin Dekha', 'Bluff Master', 'Champakali', 'Love Marriage', 'Junglee' and 'April Fool'. His wide experience makes him a fine film making and direction trainer for students at ZIMA.
Uday Shankar Pani is a painter, writer, director and producer of films. Mr. Uday is a perfectionist and comfortable with any kind of filmmaking. A major breakthrough came his way when he became First Assistant Director to Krishna Shah's "Shalimar", Richard Attenbourgh's "Gandhi", AD to Alex Kirby in "Jim Korbett", Nick Giffords "Fella. Apart from working with BBC, he has contributed in Ad films like many of 'Fair and lovely' ads for Lintas, Lijjat Papad, Videocon, Stardust. He has made many music videos & documentaries with Air India, Ford etc. In his stint, its almost impossible not to have tried on feature films, TV Serials like Dekh Bhai Dekh, Mano ya na Mano, Surabhi and several more.
Qaeed Kaayam Kuwajerwala describes himself as a ‘wonderstruck kid in the magical world of movie making’, and he wants to instill this sense of wonder in his students. Having a diploma in film production from St. Xavier’s Institute of Communications and over 12 years of varied work experience with some of the leading Ad Films & TV production houses such as Shunyata, Equinox, Enterprise Nexus, Plus Channel, VideoMagic, InHouse Productions, Balaji Telefilms, Miditech, etc., has given him the necessary technical expertise and aesthetic sense essential for a director.
Nadeem Khan has a B.Sc (Hons) in Physics from Aligarh University and a Diploma in Cinema (Cinematography) from Film & Television Institute of India (Pune) in 1976. He has also completed a Course in 3-D Cinematography from Hollywood in 1985. He has photographed over 40 Feature Films, including Gaman, Ek Baar Phir, Disco Dancer, Star, Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki, Aandhi Toofan, Ilzaam, Kabza, Jurm, Aawargi, Gunah, Aag Hi Aag, Khel, King Uncle, Khalnaika, Gang, Bharat Bhagya Vidhata, Ek Aur Ek Gyarah, Sheen, Kasak, Manoranjan etc. He has also been associated as second unit DOP in around 30 Hindi Feature films.
He has worked as Technical Head in Zee TV for 10 years. He has done various projects with Endemol, Lehren, FBC India production houses to name a few.
An FTII graduate of 1989, Aseem Sinha is a Senior Film Editor, and he has edited acclaimed films like Well Done Abba, Welcome to Sajjanpur, Dasvidaniya, Ramchand Pakistani, Khoobsoorat, Aar Ya Paar, Hum to Muhabbat Karega, Dil Hai Tumhara, Darmiyaan, Haasil, Jajantaram Mamantram, Banaras, etc. He also has the distinction of having edited many National Award winning films like Mammo, Sardari Beghum, Zubeida, Samar, Hari Bhari and Netaji ' The Forgotten Hero directed by Shyam Benegal, and The Last Vision, Nandan & Baaja directed by A. K. Bir. He has also been associated with famous television serials like Chandrakanta, Reporter, Baat Ek raaj Ki, Margarita, Darna Mana Hai & New Karamchand.
A Gold Medalist with a Diploma in Cinema (Sound Recording & Sound Engineering) from Film & TV. Institute Of India, Pune, Avinash Oak brings 25 years of audio experience to Zima, and has worked both in films and the private albums market. He has been associated with Western Outdoor, a leading music-recording studio, for nearly 20 years. Mr. Oak has done song recording for well-appreciated feature films, like Maachis, Tere Mere Sapne, Sarfarosh, Gadar, Albela, Bade Miya Chote Miyan, Pyar To Hona Hi Tha, Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Leela, Pinjar, Pyar Ishq Mohabbat, and Aakriet (Marathi). Amongst his innumerable private albums, the most famous are Marasim – Jagjit Singh & Gulzar, Mere Watan Ke Logo – Lata Mangeshkar, Cry For Cry - Jagjit Singh, Husn-e-Ghazal – Ghulam Ali, Naach Re Mora - Asha Bhosale, and Padile Door Deshi – Kishori Amonkar, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi & Pt. Jasraj.
Subhash Chaturvedi is an experienced professional in the field of films, commercials & television. He has penned numerous serials with concepts, screenplay and dialogues for many satellite channels, like Darasal, It's My Show, Dak Ghar, Jana Gana Mana, Sorry Meri Lorry, Yoodley Doo, Movie Masti Magic, Box Office, Dear EL, Music News, Old is Gold for Zee T.V, Wheel of Fortune and Pehli Mulaqat for Sony, I Love my India for Star Plus, Bye Bye for In Mumbai, Manoranjan for D.D, and Hasya Kavi Sammelan for E.T.C. He also has many ad films to his credit, prominent among them being the campaigns for Linc pen and Maxima watches. He has also written the Screenplay and Dialogues for various tele-films and short films and has adapted various scripts for Times Music, a very popular one being an adaptation of BHAGWAD GEETA titled 'Geeta Amrit'.