Mukesh Sharma appointed the Director General of Films Division, Mumbai

20 Jul,2015

By A Correspondent

 

Mukesh Sharma

Mukesh Sharma has been appointed as the Director General of Films Division, Mumbai by the I&B Ministry in addition to his regular responsibilities as the Additional Director General, WZ & CRD of Doordarshan.

 

His career took flight from the Children‘s Film Society in 1980 under the Chairmanship of stalwarts like Dr. V Shantaram, Shabana Azmi, Jaya Bachhan and Amol Palekar who shaped his thinking and work ethic. He produced over 50 films during his tenure with CFSI. He also directed the film Anokha Aspatal which won a special mention at the National Awards in 1990 from the President of the Republic of India, during the 6th International Children’s Film Festival.

 

The Nations first Indo-Mauratius co-production venture was initiated by Sharma and this film on “Operation Pink Pigeon –  Ankur Maina Kabutar” won him the National Award in the best Children’s Film category in1990, from Shri P. Venkataraman, the then President of the Republic of India. He is also responsible for organizing various children‘s film festivals in India and abroad and was actively associated with the marketing of these children‘s films.

 

Further, he has contributed 35 years of his experience in working as a public service broadcaster and still feels the thirst to produce rich content informing, educating, connecting and entertaining the vast sections of population, especially those living in remote corners of towns and villages as he feels that it is the right of every citizen of India.

 

A clear vision and a visionary he has always presented new ideas of programming which are more engaging and lively. Shri Mukesh Sharma’s passion for keeping himself abreast of the latest happenings in the world of Broadcasting and Production sets him apart.

 

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