(In Alphabetical Order)

Atul Churamani has been in the music industry since 1987. He started his career as an International Music Manager for CBS Records & Tapes (India) Limited with the high point of a one and a half year stint being the simultaneous release in India of Michael Jacksons album "Bad", a first for India. In 1988 Atul was part of the team that set up Magnasound India where he went on to become the Director from being an International Music Manager. Atul was part of the initial team as Director A&R & Marketing when EMI set up its Indian operations in 1998 in the form of Virgin Records. He joined Saregama India Limited, India's oldest and largest music company and set up their publishing and new media divisions.

B P Singh was a news cameraman for 12 years before he made his first feature film for Television - SIRF CHAR DIN - a true story shot on the streets of Bombay. B P Singh moved to Television & created Aahat, which reached an unprecedented TRP (Television Rating Points) of 27 - unparallel till today on Indian Television. Meanwhile B P Singh started CID, which after 14 years is still running successfully. In 2008, Mr Singh entered the Guinness Book of World Records by shooting a 111 minute long continuous shot as a special episode for CID. Mr Singh is on the academic council at FTII. He also has been a jury member on various television award shows over the years.

Dheeraj Kumar is the Chairman & Managing Director of Creative Eye Ltd and the Managing Director of CE Entertainment Limited. He has been in the field of media since the last 35 years playing various roles, that of an Actor, Director & Producer. Dheeraj has acted in more than sixty feature films out of which most have been Silver Jubilee films and won countless awards for his contribution towards the industry. Dheeraj who has experience in all aspects of film making has also directed ad-commercials, corporate films, training films for the Indian and multinational clients and all the major ministries of Govt of India.

Mandar Thakur is COO, Times Music. Prior to that, Mandar ran a digital music and media consultancy business whose clientele included some of India's most diverse music, mobile and internet businesses. He was the General Manager of Soundbuzz, the largest online and mobile music distribution business and held direct management responsibility for the Indian market. Prior to Soundbuzz , Mandar was part of the set - up team and India management of Channel [ V] and before that he worked in Hong Kong with the entertainment company Media Bank Group in the concert promotion business. He has been at the forefront of evolving media over the last 20 years.
(In Alphabetical Order)

One of the most renowned background music composers in the television circuit, Aashish has already won several awards including Indian Telly Awards, MATA Sanman Award and the Maharashtra State Award and a National Award for Bengali blockbuster film "Aanuranan". Aashish has ventured out in composing anthems and ad jingles for numerous Awards and multinational companies. His debut Marathi feature film "Pak pak pakaak" has been invited as official selection for the "Shanghai Film Festival", "London Children's Film Festival" and the "Pune Film Festival" and received accolades from numerous film personalities, critics and audience alike.

Anil Wanvari, is a trade analyst turned media entrepreneur behind Indiantelevision.com, tellychakkar.com, radioandmusic.com, tellydost.com and animationxpress.com. To his credit are The Indian Telly Awards which are in their 11th year. Other initiatives include New Talent Awards, NT Awards, Indian News Television and India Digital Networks Summits. He is a board member of The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, New York and has been a judging host of the International Emmy Awards. Wanvari is the Indian representative for MipTV and Mipcom which are held in Cannes, France. He is the Indian partner of Nokia Music Connects, a music industry platform, along with Music Matters, Hong Kong, the IMI and Nokia. He is a member of the Conference Committee of the Amsterdam-held IBC. A consultant and researcher for several international media companies wanting to enter India media, he has been a speaker and panelist at many an international conferences.

Anurag Basu was in his early twenties when he started his career in the television industry, directing Tara, one of the longest running soaps of the 90s. His most successful work during this period was Koshish... Ek Aashaa. He created a whole new trend in television. Anurag's first film was a mystery-drama Saaya followed by Murder, which became Basu's first hit. He went on to making movies like Life in a Metro & Kites. He has won many Awards for his unforgettable movies & has been nominated internationally as well.

Bela Segal began her career from assisting in movies like Sitam, Wings of Fire, Parinda & Pestonjee. Multi talented Bela has also been the Editor for movies like Khamoshi, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, Devdas & Black for which she also won several Awards. Bela has also directed thirteen very popular music videos including videos with Rani Mukherjee, Mahima Chaudhary and Aarti Chabbria for Adnan Sami's Album Tera Chehra. Her expertise in direction and editing has earned her respect among the industry. She is currently working on her debut film as a director for SLB Productions.

Jaahnavi P Paal has been in the field of journalism for two decades. Having covered the entertainment industry she has also managed to focus on many human interest stories. Jaahnavi has contributed to several leading publications like New Woman, Screen, Chitralekha, Raga 2 Rock, Sun, Mid-Day, Mumbai Samachar, Pioneer, Gulf News and Free Press Journal amongst many others. Currently she is the Editor of TellyChakkar.com which is part of the Indiantelevision.com group. She has been on the jury of the Indian Telly Awards, Emmy Awards, News Television Awards and the New Talent Awards since 2008. She was also on the judging panel for Banff World Television Awards in 2010.

Shri Lekh Tandon is a distinguished film/television director. He has directed around 25 motion pictures. Having worked as an assistant cameraman and assistant editor, Shri Lekh Tandon acquired all round knowledge of film making in various departments. He went on to direct a number of successful films like Professor, Amrapali, Jhuk Gaya Aasman, Dulhan Wahi Jo Piya Mann Bhaaye and television serials Dil Dariya, Doosra Kewal, Kurukshetra and Kahan Se Kahan Tak and several others. Of late as a hobby, Shri Lekh Tandon started working in films as an actor in films like Swades, Rang De Basanti, Paheli & Halla Bol.

With a guitar in his hand, Raju Singh embarked on the journey to fulfill his musical legacy at an early age. After having created infectious melodies for over 300 Indian TV serials and around 30 ad-jingles, he continues to create the finest and the freshest aural treats for audiences across the world. His remarkable achievements and astounding body of work are true testament to his love and passion for his art. Raju Singh's style is marked with a brilliance and maturity that encompasses the light and graceful as well as the dark and passionate. His profound understanding of rhythm and its effect on listeners' moods is evident in the scintillating background scores that he has done for over 35 main-stream Hindi films. His gift for creating golden melodies with a cosmopolitan touch was especially noticed in National Award winning films like Chandni Bar & Page 3. Acclaimed for his ability to make the guitar sing as well as his mastery of the keyboard, Raju Singh today, is recognized as a highly talented and accomplished Indian music composer.

Rajiv Vijayakar is a Mumbai-based journalist, film and music critic and historian who has been covering Entertainment since 1990. Since 2004, he has also been a part of the team of India's oldest film publication "Screen" besides writing for several prestigious publications and websites. In 2009, he wrote his first book, "The History Of Indian Film Music" published by Times Group Books and since 2010 he has been regularly called as a film expert on Times Now's "Total Recall" show. He is Jury Member for the recent 58th National Film Awards (2011) and is on the panel of consultants to the first museum on music that will be coming up in India.

Sandesh Shandilya is an Indian film composer, musician, singer, working in Bollywood, most known for his work in films like Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Chameli, Road, Uff Kaya Jadoo Mohabbat Hai and Socha Na Tha. Agra born Sandesh was so keen on becoming a musician that he gave up his engineering studies to become a student of music. The disciple of Ustad Sultan also went on to learn western instrumental and vocal music from pianist Celia Lobo and Joe Fernandes. His music album Piya Basanti was a mega hit and won International viewers' choice Award at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. Luckily for him his teacher, Ustad Sultan Khan had sung the album for him. He took basic training of music from maestro Ustad Sultan Khan who is a noted sarangi player too. Sandesh best known for his melodies 'bhaage re man' in Chameli and 'suraj hua madham' .

Taran Adarsh is an Indian film critic, journalist, editor and film trade analyst. He is also a former producer and screen writer. Taran Adarsh started his journalism career at the age of 15 as the editor of Trade Guide, a weekly box-office magazine. In 1994, Adarsh produced and wrote a Bollywood film-based serial Hello Bollywood. He continued his work on Trade Guide alongside. He is currently an active film critic, journalist and trade analyst on Bollywood Hungama, a leading Bollywood entertainment website. In 2007, Adarsh was chosen as the host of a new talk show called B BIZ on which he provides box office collection reports, and interviews renowned celebrities and film-makers from the industry.

Vinod Mirani entered the film industry as an apprentice with a reputed film distribution concern in 1972, followed by a job selling space for a street publicity concern in Pune. He took up printing and supplying the needs of publicity materials like posters, showcards, brochures etc of films backed by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). Vinod joined the Trade Guide- the premium film trade magazine, on August 11, 1975 (the same week as Sholay hit the screens), and left it as Associate Editor in 1986. In keeping with his trade background, he went on to take over a trade magazine, box office, in November 1988 which earned a reputation for being fair and forthright.The magazine stopped publication in 2006 after over 18 years of standing its ground. Vinod now reviews films for indiantelevision.com,with an emphasis on trade prospects.He also contributes box office summaries of films released every week. He is the official film trade expert for the popular website rediff.com and is extensively quoted on film trade in print as well as electronic media.