Born on July 1, 1987, Abhishek Pathak is an eminent producer of Bollywood classic masala films. He entered the film industry at the age of 17. Initially, he worked for three years in the production field, but to learn more and be better at his work, he flew to USA and studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy.

His films are unconventional, yet commercially hit. The film ‘ Drishyam’, changed his career profile, which showed his versatility in filmmaking. The film Bittoo Boss, which he co-produced, also turned out to appeal to the mass. His short film ‘Boond’, was critically appraised, and won numerous awards at the 57th National Film Awards. His debut film, Pyaar ka Punchnama, bought in a new storyline, which was quite liked by the audience. The horror movie, ‘ Alone’, set new standards of the frightening scenario one could recreate. A star for the Bollywood glamor, he continues to shine forever.

Niret Alva Hindi Actor

Niret Alva

Niret Alva, an anchor-producer of the television industry, was born in Bangalore in 1965 to Niranjan and Margaret Alva (both lawyers). Following his mother’s election to the Rajya Sabha, he moved to Delhi in 1974. He possesses a bachelor’s degree in History from St. Stephen’s College (Delhi University) and a post-graduate diploma in Journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC). Further, he went to Holland to pursue a television course in News and Current Affairs from the Radio Netherlands Training Centre in Hilversum. He has also completed his LLB from Mumbai University. He began his career when television was still controlled by the government in 1988, by holding the post of trainee reporter and scriptwriter at the Press Trust of India. Soon after, he began working as a correspondent on Eyewitness by the Hindustan Times’ video news magazine in 1990. For the next two years, he was reporting from various places within the country about diverse topics from sex and violence to Rajiv Gandhi’s assassin. He worked for documentaries, business shows, news, as well as programs directed for the youth. He is known to have scripted and directed ‘The Great Descent’, an award-winning documentary based on a journey about the Brahmaputra post the 2000 floods on a raft. In 1992, he joined hands with his brother, Nikhil Alva, and co-founded a television production company called Miditech. The company, in the 24 years of its existence, has been successful in producing series and programming. Some of its top clients include StarPlus, Disney, Zoom, Discovery Channel, etc. It has covered different genres from children’s shows (Galli Galli Sim Sim) to reality shows (Indian Idol). Miditech’s weekly environment based show titled ‘Living On The Edge’, which was hosted by Niret is the proud recipient of the Panda Award at Wildscreen in Bristol (1996). He hosted BBC’s weekly automobile show called ‘Wheels’ in 1998 and won the Asian Television Award for Best Anchor. Moreover, he has presented with the Indian National Award for Excellence in Science based Communication in the Visual Medium in 2007. He married Anuja Chauhan (author, ad-woman and writer) in 1994 after a five-year-old relationship and has three children namely Niharika, Nayantara and Daivik.

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