Asif Khan is a London based architect. He is popular for his “MegaFaces”. Khan is the first ever architect to bag the 2014 Cannes Lion ‘Grand Prix’ award. He bagged this award for his pavilion that he designed at the famous Sochi Winter Olympics games. His work ‘MegaFaces’ is a giant structure formed by eleven thousand actuators, designed for a Russian telecom operator called “Megafon.” This structure has a specialty. It could transform in three dimensions to recreate the faces of the visitors at that place. ‘MegaFaces’ is the world’s fifth three-dimensional actuated LED screen that acts like one pixel and is controlled to change color or extend up to two meters to form a part of the 3-D shape. Khan confesses that he had made use of Swarovski crystals to recreate an ice-halo effect mostly seen in northern climates.

Khan often is recognized as a man with creative ideas that is a mixture of architecture and current technology. He is also the designer in residence for the Design Museum. His pavilion for the Coca-Cola in London 2012 Olympics was also a huge success. Khan also had been shortlisted for ‘Olympicopolis’ at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. This British-born architect’s latest work is about popular culture. This work was inspired from the pin screen of old and the appeal of digital portraiture that has been transformed into a piece of architecture. Khan says that this endeavor of digital platform is a way to express emotion, at the scale of architecture. He is trying very hard to turn the everyday moment into something that is epic and distinct.

Abhinav Gupta Hindi Actor

Abhinav Gupta

Abhinav Gupta was a philosopher, mystic and aesthetician from Kashmir. His mother, Vimala, died when he was just two years old. As a consequence of losing his mother, of whom he reportedly was very attached to, he grew more distant from worldly life and focused all the more on a spiritual endeavor. His birthplace was Kashmir. His family is full of scholars and mystics. Also, he studied all the schools of philosophy and art of his time, under the guidance of as many as 15 teachers and gurus. His father, Narasimha Gupta, after his wife’s death, favored a disciplined lifestyle while raising his three children. He had a cultivated mind and heart "outstandingly adorned with devotion to Mahesvara". His father was his first teacher, who was instructing him in grammar, logic, and literature. He was considered not only an influential musician, but also a poet, dramatist, exegete, theologian, and logician. In his life, he has done thirty-five works, the most popular of which is Tantraloka, an encyclopedic and practical aspect of Trika and Kaula. Another one of his important contributions was in the field of philosophy of aesthetics with famous Abhinavabharati commentary of Bharata Muni. His thought was highly influenced by Buddhist logic. "Abhinavagupta" was not his original name, rather a title he earned from his master. In his analysis, Jayaratha was Abhinavagupta's good commentator. He is considered a systematiser of the philosophical thoughts. He rebuilt, explained and arranged the philosophical knowledge into a more reasonable form. He is evaluating all the accessible sources of his time, as a modern scientific researcher of Indology. In his family, he had a brother and a sister. The brother, Manoratha, was a well-versed devotee of Shiva. His sister, Amba, devoted herself to worship after the death of her husband, late in life. Religious works: His better work was Tantraloka, "Lok or Look, here, transliterates to throw Light on Tantra", a synthesis of all the Trika system. Tantrasara ("Essence of Tantra") is a summarized version, in prose, of Tantraloka, which was once more briefed in Tantroccaya, and finally presented, in a summary form under the name of Tantravaṭadhanika – the "Seed of Tantra".


Bunty Nagi

Bunty Nagi is an Indian-film editor who has served in a variety of movies including Bollywood and Punjabi cinema industry. Bunty was born on 25 June 1974. According to his LinkedIn profile, Bunty studied at St. Xavier’s High School. Bunty is an ardent devotee of Sikhism. He is married to Jasbeer Nagi and has two children. Bunty joined Just Right Productions in October 2001. Bunty got his first opportunity when Sanjay Gupta called him for his action flick “Kaante”. Although people claimed that the director borrowed its story from Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs”, Kaante fared well at the Box-Office. In 2003, debutant director Rohit Shetty hired Bunty for his first movie “Zameen”, which revolved around the real-life incident of IC814 Kandahar hijack. Later, several Bollywood producers took Bunty for their projects. His 2004 filmography consists of “Plan”, “Rakht”, “Musafir” and “Daag- Shades of Love” (Unreleased). In 2005, he edited Sangeeth Sivan’s adult comedy “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum”. Regardless of its criticism, “Kyaa Kool Hai Hum” turned out to be a surprise hit. In 2006, Bunty teamed up with Sanjay Gupta once again for psychological thriller “Zinda”. In 2007, Nagi had a breakthrough when he was the editor of Apoorva Lakhia’s “Shootout at Lokhandwala”. Journalists applauded Bunty for his commendable work in this movie. Shootout at Lokhandwala is a film adaptation of 1991 encounter of Maya Dolas and his gangster associates. Bunty received a couple of nominations as well. In the same year, he worked with Anant Mahadevan on two projects: “The Train” and “Aggar: Passion Betrayal Terror”. Both the motion pictures flopped and they featured in several “worst Bollywood films” lists. In 2010, he was a part of editing team of “Pankh” under Sanjay Gupta’s production company White Feather. Pankh proved to be a controversial outing as it featured the protagonist naked in a pivotal scene. The director termed the clip as a crucial sequence as Pankh highlighted the topic of sexuality. Bunty was a member of the team of “Shootout at Wadala”, which was a cinematic representation of Mumbai underworld crime scene in the 1990s. In 2014, he edited Sajid Khan’s “Humshakals”. The film starred Saif Ali Khan, Ram Kapoor and Riteish Deshmukh in the lead roles. The critics slammed Humshakals for its every aspect, from acting to its plot. His latest Bollywood projects include “Action Jackson”, “Jazbaa”, “Coffee with D” and “Dilwale”. Bunty has also worked in Punjabi flicks such as “Ik Kudi Punjab Di”, “Daddy Cool Munde Fool” and “Jatt Boys Putt Jattan De".

Bunty Nagi Hindi Actor