Neil Sadwelkar, an Indian Film Editor was born and brought up in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He was born to Vijoo Sadwelkar and Baburao Sadwelkar, who are well-known painters. Neil is married to Nivedita Sadwelkar, an Education Management Professional in Mumbai.

Neil has a degree of B.Sc. in Physics from St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai. Neil also holds an M.Sc. degree in Physics with specialization in Electronics from Wilson College, Mumbai. In College, Neil was active in the college’s Physics Society and Nature Club.

As soon as Neil graduated from college, he joined a Sound Recording Company working for India TV shows like Bharat ki Chhap for around three years (1993-1996). Simultaneously Neil managed technology at Nehru Centre and Discovery of India form 1984-1998 (14 years).

At Script Shop, Neil helped a friend to set up a boutique edit setup.  He edited around a hundred episodes of a game and a stand-up comedy TV show and TV commercials for more than five years till 2002. At PIXION. CCL Neil was the Head of Tech and Film DI for six years (2004-2010).

Here, Neil looked after the plan and set up for post-production facility to feature films, Ad films, and documentary. Later, the company set up a post house in London named Molinare and a VFX facility named Men from Mars.

He worked for Prime Focus as the Head of Technical Operations for a few months. From the year 2011, Neil is working for various companies such as Indian Media Industry as an Independent Technical Resource, Post BlackBox Services LLP and Digital Dada as a Director of Technology.

Neil also works as Data and Workflow consultant at Digital Dada and recognized as ‘Data and Workflow consultant for many film projects like Padmaavat, Tiger Zinda Hai, Jab Harry met Sejal, Fan, Bajirao Mastani, Bhaag  Milkha Bhaag, Dhoom 3, Highway and many other. With this, he has worked with many known production banners like Yash Raj Films, Red Chillies, Bhansali Productions and others.

While working for Ramesh Deo Production, his edited ad films even made it at the Cannes Ad films awards. He won awards at the Times Asia Pacific Advertising Awards in 2003 for a commercial ad film for Hitachi and at the IDPA Awards in 2005 for an Indian Oil commercial ad film.

Neil also writes blogs about tech info since 2006 and has a page called Neil Sadwelkar’s Tech Corner. He is a writer and teacher as well. At FTII, Pune, MET and Whistling Woods International, Neil conducts workshops at the Film course on editing. He writes on post-production for  Dead Tree publications.

Renu Saluja

Very few filmmakers can maintain a balance and succeed in art films as well as commercial cinema. Renu Saluja was one such woman. She was an editor, who was born in Punjab, India on July 5, 1952. In 1974, Renu tried to enroll herself in Film and Television Institute of India's direction program. However, the institution rejected it and gave her admission into their editing section.  Though it was a male-dominated profession, Renu accepted the offer without much hesitation and studied there for two years. Initially, Renu began her journey by collaborating with her classmates from Film and Television Institute of India like Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Kundan Shah, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, and others. In fact, it was her work in Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro that forced the industry to notice her. Nearly six years after her graduation, Renu started getting offers from people who were not her batch mates. In 1983, her movie Ardh Satya became immensely famous. After Ardh Satya, Renu began receiving opportunities from small screen as well. Renu was in the cinema business for more than twenty-five years and has been a part of nearly thirty-five films. She is a four-time winner of National Awards besides others. On August 16, 2000, she took her last breath. She lost her battle of life to stomach cancer. After six years of her death, GraFTII, FTII's alumnus association, released a novel capturing her life in it named Invisible - The Art of Renu Saluja. In 2009, they also conducted a film festival in association with E-City ventures wherein they showcased most of her movies. Her co-workers and directors also attended the function and shared some memories of her with the audiences. In fact, it was as a tribute to her. Renu's older sister, Radha Saluja, is an actress who has predominantly worked in Hindi and Punjabi motion pictures. Dr. Kumkum Khadalia, her younger sister, is a surgeon. In 1976, Renu married director, colleague, and fellow batch mate Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The couple worked together on various projects. However, after few years, their marriage hit rock bottom, and they separated from each other. Despite the issues in their marriage, they continued to share a great professional as well as personal relationship until her untimely death. After Vinod, Renu found love in Sudhir Mishra, a filmmaker. In 2005, he even based his female protagonist's character from Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi on her.

Renu Saluja Hindi Actress