Our animation studio is led by a team of accomplished professionals who bring years of experience and expertise to the table. Tejonidhi Bhandare, our CEO, has over 25 years of experience in business and financial planning. His strategic planning, decision-making, and visionary approach have successfully turned around our business at Reliance Animation. With notable shows like "Little Singham," "Baby Little Singham," and "Krishna Aur Kans," Tejonidhi has played a vital role in achieving our company's goals and building new projects.
Vikram Veturi, our Creative Director, brings 15 years of diverse experience in the animation industry. Having worked with renowned studios like Reliance Animation, India Today Group, and Maya Digital, Vikram has contributed to the success of projects such as "Pablo, The Little Red Fox," "Shaktimaan," and "Golmaal". His creative prowess and collaborative approach have made him an invaluable asset to our team.
Rajesh Bhosale, our Associate Producer, is a seasoned professional with nearly 27 years of animation industry experience. His portfolio includes working with studios like Silverton, Jadooworks, and Big Animation. Notably, Rajesh delivered India's first full-length 2D animated theatrical movie, "Hanuman," and his shows have garnered recognition with prestigious awards such as the New York Film Festival Golden Curser Award and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award.
Anand Pandey is a visionary animator, prodigious producer, and passionate storyteller with 24 years of experience. He has worked with studios including Reliance Animation, Tavrohi Animation, Nextgen Shopping, Animation Dimensions, Jadooworks, and Pentamedia. Currently, Anand is shaping the enchanting world of "Little Singham Tele Features" in 3D at Reliance Animation Studio. He has also developed captivating shows such as "The Bhoot Bandhus," "Naam Namak Nishan," and "Ghost Station." Anand has contributed to projects in the AR, VR, and MR industries, along with serving as a Line Producer for "Twisted Timeline of Sammy & Raj," "Little Krishna," "Krishna Aur Kans," "Shaktimaan," and "Higgly town Heroes." He is a proud winner of the Best Promo award for the mesmerizing "Ghost Station." Together, our talented team at Reliance Animation Studios brings a wealth of experience, creativity, and professionalism to deliver exceptional projects that captivate audiences.
Ankur Chauhan, our Creative Director, possesses 15 years of experience and has made a significant impact in the industry. Having worked with renowned studios like Reliance Animation and Tavrohi Animation, Ankur has directed projects such as "The Bhoot Bandhus," "So Sorry," and "OMG!" His artistic background and FICCI BAF award for "So Sorry" demonstrate his dedication to creative excellence.
Shashikant Kulkarni, our AGM of HR & Operations, brings over 21 years of expertise in managing Human Resource function. He ensures the smooth functioning of our operations, including recruitment, training, payroll, and employee engagement. Shashikant's proficiency extends beyond the HR domain, as he is also certified in NLP and has a keen interest in Cricket, Table Tennis, and Homeopathy.
Niranjan Kumar has 16 years of teaching experience in the 3D production pipeline. Additionally, he has one year of experience in 3D production at Shreyasee CSPL Mumbai. Niranjan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. He received the Best Character Modeling and Rigging Award for the "Lakdi ki Kathi" project from Pumpkin Academy Delhi.
Ankush Shinde has a total work experience of four years as a VFX editor and compositor, along with one year of experience as a VFX faculty member. He holds a Diploma in Advanced Visual Effects. Ankush has worked on films such as "Kesari," "Gatmat," "Mumbai Saga," "Tadap," and "No Means No" as a visual effects editor and compositor. His hobbies include arts and crafts activities like photography, sculpture, and painting. Ankush received the Best Employee Award in G7 Films Production.
Vishnu Salunke brings 21 years of experience in the animation industry, specializing in various roles such as animator, pre-production artist, character designer, concept artist, and storyboard artist. His work experience includes Digikoer Animation Studio, Coab Amravati (as a mentor), and Reliance Animation Studio. With a G.D. in Applied Art from Abhinav Kala Mahavidyalaya, Pune, Vishnu has contributed to projects such as "Krishna Aur Kans" F2D animation film, "Little Krishna" 3D episodes, "Little Singham," "Golmaal," "Pandeji Pehelwan," "Smashing Simmba," "Bhaiyyaji Balwan," "BLS," and "Time Twister." Outside of work, Vishnu enjoys playing cricket and reading books.
Prashant Karade has 24 years of overall work experience in graphic design and pre-production. He has worked with studios like Silvertoon, IRIPL, INDOSOFT Systems, Big Animation, Reliance Media Works, and Reliance Education. With a G.D. in Art (Applied Art), Prashant has contributed to projects such as "Hanuman," "Little Krishna" TV series, "Krishna Aur Kans" (2D Animated Movie), "John Carter," "Transformers," and "The Dark Side of the Moon." His hobbies include sketching, trekking, and book reading.
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