Ms. Neelima Bajpai is a creative brain behind the run of Shakuntalam Telefilms, since the day of its launch in the year 2004. She along with Shyamashis Bhattacharya led this vision of entertainment business and started the production house in Mumbai. Both Shyamashis and Neelima had first produced a documentary for Doordarshan.
The documentary was inspired by a book written by IPS officer
. The title of the show was ‘Galti Kiski’ and was aired on DD in 2003. After this programmer, they had never looked back. Neelima has a background of being associated with the core team of TV 18 from 1996 to 2001 and even has written and directed shows like ‘
’ and ’Haadas’.
In addition, she proved her mettle in direction award-winning shows like ‘Crime Patrol’ and ‘Kagar’. Later, she literally created a buzz in the television world by doing shows for Star Group (Star Plus), Star One (erstwhile)- Life Ok (present), Zee Group (Zee TV), Viacom 18 (Colors, MTV), Turner Group (Imagine TV). Her first independent venture was Zee TV show ‘
The show ran for two years and it was dubbed into English and aired on Zee World. The show was directed by Mohinder Pratap Singh,
. Her next TV show '
Banoo Main Teri Dulhann
' was aired on Zee TV that had run for two years. It beat the TRP rating of Star Plus ' Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’', and was telecast between 4 August 2006 through 28 May 2009 in the prime time slot (8 pm). The show was also re-aired on zee smile too, her next TV series was ‘Santaan — Har Khushi Hai Tumse’ was aired on Star Plus that ran for 297 episodes.
The show was directed by Ismail Umarr Khan, Sujeet Singh, Inder Das. She later took up the direction of TV series along with Inder Das and Ismail Umarr Khan and her company Shakuntalam Telefilms produced '
Bandhan Saat Janamon Ka
' that was aired on Color Plus. The show had a run of 245 episodes. Shakuntalam Telefilms' other projects are '
' (Zee TV), ‘Shastri Sisters ' (Colors TV). This show was as ‘Manam’ aired on Gemini TV and in Tamil as ‘
’ and aired on Raj TV.
Other prominent TV shows are 'Love Ne Mila di Jodi' (Star One) and ‘Na Aana Is des Laado’ (Colors TV), Shakuntala Telefilms has come back with ‘Laado 2’ which is the second version of ‘Na Aana Is des Laado’. The company has a dream to make movies, either in Punjabi, Bengali, and other regional languages. Well, we can look forward to even a Hindi movie too from Shakuntala Telefilms.