Arindam Chaudhuri was born on 8th December, 1971. He is the son of Malayendra Kisor Chaudhuri, who was the founder of IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management), in 1973. He is married to Rajita Chaudhuri. Arindam did his Masters in Planning and Entrepreneurship from IIPM. He is now the Honorary Dean of Economic Research and Advanced Studies Centre of IIPM. His company’s net worth is Rs. 533 crore. He was also the member of the Consultative Committee of 2004, which worked for the Planning Commission of the Indian Government. Arindam is also the founder of the Planman Consulting. It is a knowledge center, which provides information about the world, business, society, etc. It also takes many initiatives to educate the youth. He is the co-owner of the Super Series Motor Sports League’s (i1) Delhi Franchise, since 2013.

He is also credited for setting up the Aurobindo Chaudhuri Great Indian Dream Foundation. It is an organization which takes initiatives to bring a change in the lives of the youth and fulfill their dreams. It aims at educating the youth, reducing poverty and to improve health care facilities. He named this organisation after his late brother, Shri Aurobindo Chaudhury.

Arindam has started a production house called the Planman Motion Pictures. Being a great businessman and a social enthusiast, he is also a producer and a film director. His first film as a producer and director was ‘Rok Sako To Rok Lo’, in 2004. The film failed at the box office.

He has also produced a few Bengali movies like ‘Dosar’ (2006), and Sanjhbatir Rupkathara (2002). He is also credited for producing the Bollywood movies, ‘ FALTU’, ‘Mithya’,and The Last Lear. The producer is the recipient of two National Awards for his movie, FALTU, and The Last Lear.

Arindam has been involved in many illegal issues. In 2014, his institute, IIPM, was charged in the High Court for misleading the students. The institute claimed that it was accredited by Belgium’s management institute, International Management Institute (IMI). However, it was proved in court that IMI was not a recognized institute in Belgium. IIPM was barred from providing education programs.

In June 2013, some students filed a case against Arindam and five more people for giving unaccredited degrees, and demanded a refund. The case was registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. Charges were filed against him under sections 506, 471, 465, 420 and 418 of the Indian Penal Code.

He is the author of five books. These books include- Discover the Diamond in You, Thorns to Competition, Count your Chickens Before they Hatch, and Cult: Leadership & Business Strategy.

Ashwini Iyer

Ashwini Iyer is a motion picture director from India. She is known to direct predominant films made in the Hindi language. She initialized her career with working in the movie sector, but not direction. The earliest of her works can be traced back to her work in Bhootnath Returns. She held the job of the creative consultant of the movie. She gradually climbed the ladder to start engaging in direction. Her debut as a director was with Nil Battey Sannata. It released in the year 2015. The title of the film vaguely translates into ‘Being Good for Nothing’ in the English Language. It belonged to the genre comedy. Swara Bhaskar was the protagonist of Nil Battey Sannata. The other artists who worked on the film were Ratna Pathak, Riya Shukla, Pankaj Tripathi and Sanjay Suri. The motion picture got produced by three directors jointly. These were Ajay G. Rai, Alan Mcalex, and Aanand L. Rai. Ashwini Iyer is married to the talented and renowned filmmaker Nitesh Tiwari. The movie which she did after Nil Battey Sannata was Chhoti Khushi #LIVThisDiwali. It got released in the year 2015 too, like Nil Battey Sannata. The film was about the value of staying together. It dispensed the value of not being too judgemental. It also teaches the audience to live and enjoy the moment. It was a very short motion picture. She worked on the movie Amma Kanakku after these two. It got released in theaters earlier this year in 2016. The story revolves around a girl with the name of Appu. She has a lot of aspirations in life but decides to back out of her studies due to the financial condition of her family. Despite the situation of her household, Appu’s mother wants her to study at a higher level and become something substantial in the future. However, Appu is convinced that only people who are financially stable can hold good jobs. Thus, she leaves her education behind and makes a decision to become a maid. Later, her mother manages to bring the resources for her to complete her studies. She has been assisting her husband, Nitesh Tiwari on his latest venture ‘Dangal’. The movie has Amir Khan in the lead role. The presence of Amir on the sets makes her very exuberant. She expresses the wish to work with Amir Khan independently too. She has worked with Nitesh earlier, helping him with the costumes, dialogues and other miscellaneous tasks on the set.

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Ashwini Iyer Hindi Actress