An Indian film art director and production designer Sharmishta Roy was born on in Kolkata, West Bengal to Krishna and Sudhendu Roy. Her father Sudhendu Roy was also an art director. He had worked with great film makers like Vimal Roy in movies like " Bandini,"Sujata," Madhumati." He has also worked with Yash Chopra in movies like " Silsila" and " Chandni." Sharmishta is the youngest among her three siblings; the others are Sumona Roy and Krishnendu Roy.

Before working independently, she assisted her father in many movies. She is one of the first women art directors if Hindi film industry. "The job of an Art Director is as important as that of the Cinematographer or Costume designer, because what we are doing is without speaking a single word, we are communicating the culture, personality, and socio-economic status of the people in the story being told..." was what Ms. Roy said. Her first project was "Dilwaale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge." she has won the Filmfare Award three times, for" Kuch Kuch Hota Hai" (1999), "Dil Toh Pagal Hai" (1998) and "Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam"(2002).

She was recognized for her use of bright color, her recreation of the teen scene and, later, for Kajol's grand house. Art directors are no longer the backroom people they were. Sharmishta has done cinematography for "Dil Toh Pagal Hai." She has also won a national award for best production design in "Meenaxi- a tale of three cities," a film by M.F.Hussain. She has also acted in the movie and as the art director. She has designed set for the great movies such as "Kal Ho Na Ho”, "Banty and Babli," and "Veer Zaara."

She has been the production designer for the movies" Jab Tak Hai Jaan" and "Talash." Sharmishta was art director in the films "Tara Rum Pum" and "Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna." one of her cinematographer friends told her, "Buddhi -- as she is nicknamed in the Roy home -- is quite used to wild location hunts or searching in odd places for fabrics like curtains, bed sheets, even napkin rings. For a person who led a laidback life and didn't know what career she would finally take up, she has become a workaholic. Her day starts at 0800 hours and sometimes ends at 0300 hours. It leaves her little time to socialize, but she thinks since her friends understand this, they are worth having." Sharmishta strongly holds an opinion that it is ok to get bored of the work we are doing as it encourages us to do something different.

Swapnil Keny Hindi Actor

Swapnil Keny

Swapnil Keny is an Indian art director and an interior designer who has worked in Bollywood, Hollywood, Marathi films, television serials, reality shows, news programs and advertisements. Keny passed the Higher Secondary Certificate in the science stream before doing a diploma in Interior Designing and Decoration. He currently lives in Thane in Mumbai. Keny worked in the Hollywood movies ‘Cheetah Girls- the One World’, ‘The Rebound’ and ‘La Mia India’ as an art director in the Indian unit. He worked as an assistant art director in the movies ‘The Myth and The Shaikh’. He also worked in English serials Cookery Show on American TV and Bollywood Bistro on 9X. Keny worked as the art director in the Bollywood films ‘Beimaan Love’, ‘One Night Stand’, ‘Badmash Company’, ‘Zokkomon’, ‘Queens- The Destiny of Dance’, ‘Mukti, Aamras’ and ‘Thodi Life Thoda Magic’. He worked as an assistant art director in the movies ‘Zindagi Ek Pal Mein’, ‘Naughty At 40’, ‘Detective Nani’, ‘Milenge Milenge’, ‘ Yehi Hai Zindagi’, ‘Koi Mere Dil Mein Hain’, ‘Aankhein’ and ‘Awasthi’. He also worked in Hindi soap operas ‘Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuchh Kaha’ on Colors TV, ‘Hum Tum’ on 9X, ‘MAD’ on Pogo, ‘Thursday Comedy Special’ on Sahara, ‘Kasauti Zindagi Kay’ on Star Plus, ‘Shobha Somnath Ki’ on Zee TV, ‘Miilee’ on Star Plus and ‘Amrapali’ on Doordarshan. Keny worked in the reality shows ‘Raaz Pichale Janam Ka’ on NDTV Imagine and ‘Indian Idol 2’ on Sony. Keny worked in Marathi soap operas ‘Disha’ on ETV Marathi, ‘Choravar Mor’ on Sahyadri and ‘Alpha Scholarz’, ‘Mrinmayee’ and ‘Jodi No. 1’ on Zee Marathi. He also worked in the Marathi films ‘Golaberij’, ‘Ram Purshottam Joshi’, ‘Haa Mee Maratha’, ‘Doghat Tisra Aata Sagla Visraa’ and ‘Cheater’. Keny worked in several advertisements for several advertising agencies like Garnier Colour Naturals, Emami Lalima, Nestea and Lifebuoy Hand Sanitizer for Buchnan Group, Mango Fundas, Annapurna Ketchup, Annapurna Mineral Water and Annapurna Nimbu Pani for FX Media, Monaco Biscuits for Black Magic Productions, and several others. His latest advertising campaigns include Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime J5 Prime for Cheil Worldwide, and Zefo for WYP Productions and PPFAS Mutual Funds for Neonlight Pictures. He had also done public awareness films for Congress. Keny also worked in corporate films like Volkswagon Passat, Volkswagon Jetta, Volkswagon Polo, Xylo New Face and Xylo for Vision and Voices, Ackruti S.R.A. project for S. L. P., and Bharti AXA for Calibre Films. Keny also worked at C News.

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Sanjay Dhabade

Sanjay Dhabade is an Indian art director who works in the Hindi film industry. Dhabade did his schooling from S. V. Joshi High School in Dombivli in Mumbai. He went for higher studies to L. S. Raheja School of Art in Bhandara in Maharashtra and Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai. After earning a diploma in art direction, Dhabade worked in the advertising industry for five years. He then worked in the television industry as an assistant art director to Nitish Roy for series like Discovery of India, Chanakya and Mrugnayni. He joined the Zero Hour India art production house in 1995 where he designs sets for movies, serials, events and corporate weddings. Dhabade made his Bollywood debut as an assistant art director with the movie, Dil Aashna Hai directed by star Hema Malini. The film hit the screens on 23rd October 1992. He later worked as an assistant art director for movies like Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja in 1993, Khal Nayak in 1993, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun in 1994, Prem in 1995, Gupt: The Hidden Truth in 1997 and Lawaaris in 1999. Dhabade was the chief assistant art director of the movie Raja directed by Indra Kumar in 1995. The film won two Screen Weekly Awards and received a nomination for the Filmfare Awards. Dhabade made his debut as an art director for the film Rakshak directed by Ashok Honda. The movie hit the screens on 29th November 1996. Dhabade’s most famous work as an art director and his biggest breakthrough in the Bollywood industry was the super hit movie Gadar: Ek Prem Katha. The film hit the screens on 15th June 2001. The movie won six IIFA awards in 2002, six Filmfare Awards in 2002, six Screen Weekly Awards in 2002, and four Zee Cine Awards in 2002 and got 33 nominations as well. Dhabade also worked as an art director in Bollywood movies like The Hero: Love Story of A Spy in 2003, Chocolate: Deep Dark Secrets in 2005, Vivah in 2006, Apne in 2007 and Khulay Asmaan Kay Neechay in 2008. He was the Production Designer of Jaana Pehchana in 2011. He also worked in Marathi movies like Mati Mai. Dhabade received the Maharashtra State Film Award under the Best Art Director Category for Dil Churaya Apne, Rakshak and Krodh. He was nominated for the Screen Weekly Award for Gadar: Ek Prem Katha in 2002.

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