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FACULTY: YOUR GUIDES TO THE GALAXY
ZIMA’s strength is its experienced and excellent faculty of professional trainers in all fields of Media Studies - Direction, Acting, Cinematography, Writing, Editing, Sound and Production. ZIMA faculty of film making institute boasts of renowned media personnel, who have vast and varied professional experience in films and television, as well as training experience in media institutes of international repute.

ZIMA has specialized faculty for various courses like film making trainer, film direction faculty, film production trainer and so on. The entire faculty of ZIMA gives hands-on training in the studios, apart from regular interactive sessions in modern class rooms and practical training, with special focus on showcasing legends in respective media fields.

At ZIMA, the faculty not only teaches, but inspires and motivates the students at step towards reaching their goal of success in the media world.


ACTING
 Javed Khan
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
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.
 

DIRECTION
Samir Ganguly
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 Pani
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 Kuwajerwala
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.
 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Nadeem Khan
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.
Kelly Mistry
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.
 

EDITING
Aseem Sinha
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.
Sachin Jadhav (TECHNICAL Faculty)
Sachin Jadhav has around 8-9 years' professional work experience in Post Production. He specialises in teaching Editing Softwares Like Avid & FCP. Sachin has edited numerous Ads, Documentaries and Corporate Videos.
 


SOUND
Avinash Oak
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.
Vikrant Hajare
A Steinberg Certified Trainer, Vikrant Hajare has worked for Prasad Recording Studio and Music Channel Studio as a Recording Engineer. In a career that spans more than a decade, he has excelled in technical skills and has proficiency on Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) as Nuendo and Pro Tools. He worked with the Radio City FM channel as a Technology Sound Engineer and also on several Video Jingles for Television, Radio, TVC Ads., and Music Albums with esteemed people like Avinash Oak and Ms. Kavita Seth.

FILM VFX AND ANIMATION
Vishal Rao
Vishal Rao has dual experience of working on both Bollywood & Hollywood movie projects. Prominent among his works are films such as Hellboy 1 & 2, Waqt, Viruddh and Khel. Vishal Raohas been working in the industry for the last 8 years as Compositor & Visual Effects Artist for various esteemed production houses like Mudra Communications and Artery Animation & FX. He has been teaching Film Animation & VFX with prestigious film institutions.

AUTODESK SMOKE FACULTY
Milind Rokade
Milind Rokade has the experience of working with Prime Focus and ARNS Media Ltd. as a Smoke Editor. He specializes in software like Autodesk Smoke, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Premier Pro, Photoshop, Apple Shake, Fusion, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Max, Z-Brush.

SCREEN WRITING
Subhash Chaturvedi
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'.
Kishore Sadhwani
Kishore Sadhwani is a creative professional with strong sensibilities for drama and story telling. He is presently developing content for Bollywood and some of the top Indian general entertainment television channels. These include an untitled film for Ram Gopal Varma, a 130 episode animation series for NDTV Imagine produced by A-MAD Films and an animation series called Bollywood Hi for Kahani World (Canada). He has also developed content for channels like Nickelodeon, MTV etc. He has written and directed several audio-visuals and has had exposure to international films. He has evolved with a strong background in theatre. He started a theatre group called 'Theatrix' in 2001. He has acted and directed several plays which include, 'Breaky Heart', 'The Jury' and 'Ghostbusters'. In 2003, he was the creative director of a theatre festival called 'Saat Natak'.





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28th April 2012
Impression Awards announced
21st April 2012
Master Mantra with Gyan Sahay
14th April 2012
Master Mantra with Ramesh Talwar
7th April 2012
ZIMA Students go for a studio visit along with ZIMA Mentor Mr. Uday Pani
22nd March 2012
Master Mantra with Zarina Wahab
2nd March 2012
Master Mantra with Mona Shetty

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