Smriti Shinde, a Marathi producer, is the daughter of Sushil Kumar Shinde, a veteran politician. The owner of Sobo Films Private Limited, Smriti Shinde, is currently known for producing the popular show Ek Mahanayak – Dr.
. The producer also has shows like
Tujhyat Jeev Rangala
, Bole Toh Malamaal, and The Outsider under her belt. Shinde was born in Solapur, Maharashtra, in the Dhor caste. She studied at Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai. She later pursued her higher studies at Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai. She has two sisters, one of whom is the politician Praniti Shinde. Smriti is divorced, and her two sons Veer Pahariya and Shikhar Pahariya, own and manage a company called Indiawyn Gaming. Veer Pahariya has earlier been in the limelight for his affair with the Bollywood actress
Sara Ali Khan
, while Shikhar has had a fling with Sridevi’s daughter Jhanvi Kapoor.
Currently, Smriti has hogged the spotlight because of her show Ek Mahanayak- Dr. BR Ambedkar. The show boasts of noted actors
, among others. Aired on &TV, Ek Mahanayak – Dr. BR Ambedkar depicts the life journey of the legendary constitution writer since when he was merely five years of age. The much-acclaimed show stars child actor Aayudh Bhanushali as the younger Ambedkar. Prasad Jawade enacts the lead role. Neha Joshi essays the role of Ambedkar’s mother, while Jaggu Niwangune plays his father’s role. The show is the result of in-depth research on the life of the eminent personality. With historian and researcher Professor Hari Narke on board the team, the show delivers an engrossing story and has received critical acclaim. The show is scripted by
and directed by
. Although the show is a Hindi one, it boasts of many Marathi actors.
For Smruti Shinde, founder, and owner of SOBO Films, the show is a huge responsibility. She feels proud for being the one to shine a light on the life of such a great personality in the history of Indian constitution-making. According to Shinde, the series has been written with many emotions and focuses on a concept that is not new to the society. Apart from being the writer of the Indian constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar was also an activist who campaigned against the evils of untouchability and casteism. On being interrogated on the issue, Smruti stated that although the story throws light on untouchability, it is not an attempt at promoting or denigrating any sects. Besides being lauded for her current series, the producer has been involved in other shows like Mission Sapne and Rajaa Beta.