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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tanuja Shankar

2012, March-Present
Feature Film, ‘Music Meri Jaan’, Duration 2, Hr, 30 Mins
2010-12, March
Directed & Produced documentary on Naxalism, titled, ‘The Red Terror: Naxalism’
Directed & Produced documentary on West Pakistani Refugees in Jammu seeking subjecthood, titled, ‘ Azad Desh Ke Ghulam Log’
Worked on a series of 13 episodes for a Health Show on NDTV Imagine Channel.
Directed 3 Travel Documentaries on Rural Tourism for Uttarakhand Tourism, titled, ‘ Devbhoomi’
July 2009-Dec 2009
Written Scripts for Radio Drama, ‘Life Gulmohar Style’ for BBC World Service
Scripting for a documentary on Kandhmal Riots in Orissa
Oct 2008-July 2009
Direction & Production of a Documentary for UNICEF on the problem of education for migrant workers and nomads & the concept of Mobile Schools for them, titled, ‘ Drops Of Sunshine’

May 2004 – Sept 2008                       

Aug 2003 – May 2004
 Directed/Scripted a documentary series called ‘Vanputri’ under Ministry Of Tribal Affairs, on a rare Paleolithic tribe of Madhya Pradesh, called Bharias which was telecast on Doordarshan.

May 2003 – Aug 2003
Director/Senior Executive Director
New Channel Nepal 1
This GEC (general entertainment channel) is run by the company TVLIVE, focusing on Nepalese programmes of all non fiction genres. Was in charge of revamping and re-packaging some of the existing fashion and women based shows.

Oct 2002 – May 2003

Directed a series of 52 episodes on Rural Development, for the Ministry Of Rural Development, telecast on Doordarshan. Also conceptualized Documentaries, Spots and promotional films for NGOs for Miran Productions.

Aug 2002 – Oct 2002

Worked as a Content Head for a quiz show, ‘Sone Te Suhaga’ for Zee Alpha Punjabi. Also worked as the Director/Scriptwriter for two corporate Films on the Jharkhand Tribal Co-operative Development Corporation

Dec 2001 – Feb 2002
Program Executive
Enadu Channel

Eenadu Channel is a private channel operating from Hyderabad. Worked as the Program Executive, for the Children’s Cell Programming and handled three shows from concept to direction and production. They were:
  • Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin: An inter-school fun & game show(Six Camera-shoot)
  • Bal-Dhamaal: A road show for children & teenagers having games, quizzes and prizes(single-camera shoot)
  • Hasti Ke Sang Masti: A kid’s celebrity chat show with five local children as the interviewers. A fun interview show of the local celebrities(double-camera shoot)

Oct 2001 – Dec 2001
Associate Director

Multimedia Communications is a top rated TV Production house in Delhi, which has carved a niche in producing women/fashion/cookery shows. Worked as an Associate Director for ‘Meri Saheli’, a daily women’s TV magazine for Star Plus channel. The work entitled doing daily soft and humane stories on legal, health, relationship, psychological and astrological issues related to women in general. The language was English-Hindi.


Aug 2001 – Oct 2001
Associate Director
Celebrity Chat show on Doordarshan

Worked as an Associate Director for a celebrity chat show, called ‘Let’s Talk’ for Doordarshan. The job entitled liaison with the celebrities like film stars, sports stars, politicians, singers etc, research and scripting, editing and final packaging of the episodes.

Jan 2001 – Aug 2001
Yahi Hai Right Pop’

As Director, handled 13 episodes of an Anchor based, musical countdown show on Indian Pop-songs. The work entitled, scripting, researching, shooting & packaging the episodes for ‘Sahara TV ’.

Nov 1997– Aug 2001
Director-Scriptwriter For BAG Films Ltd
Worked as Scriptwriter/Director programming for B.A.G Films Ltd, one of the leading TV production Houses in India which makes television software for all the leading national & private television networks

 -As the Creative Director for ‘Zaike Ka Safar’ , a unique food and travel show for 200 episodes on Zee TV.

-As the director/scriptwriter for 52 episodes of  fashion designers’ magazine show called, ‘Designer’s World’ featuring the top-notch fashion & product designers of India, their styles and lives which were telecast on the National Network of India, Doordarshan. The show was the first of its kind to be made in India and was in English.

-Also worked as the director/scriptwriter for 52 episodes of a travel magazine for Doordarshan, called ‘Colors Of India which was an in-depth exploration into two exotic locations of India, in one episode. This was also for Doordarshan.

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