Core Team


Course Type
Courses

Sanjeev Sharma, Founder, RONKEL MERI (Film Writer, Director & Producer)

• Film Writer, Director and Producer Sanjeev Sharma has marked his difference in the field of cinema through his unique ideology and one-of-a-kind approach. His films have frequently proved and showed us a glimpse of how powerful cinema can be in individual and societal transformation if made with right intent and competence.

Awards & Honours
1. A Road has been named after his Film, “Road to Reform”.
2. D.G (Director General, IPS) Commendation Roll.
3. 18 Commendation Letters, Govt. of India.
4. 3 Limca Book of Records.

Film Projects
1. Road to Reform: First of its kind feature film in the history of world cinema where the entire film was shot inside a Real Prison with Real Prisoners and Prison Officers as Actors.
2. Veergatha:Amitabh Bachchan as Dharmachakra in the soul-wrenching and awe-inspiring tale of 12 Paramvir Chakra Awarded soldiers of the Indian Army.
3. Shradhanjali: An Audio Visual to actualize the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi featuring Randeep Hooda.
4. Shuddhi - A New Beginning: A short film on Gandhian Philosophy of Change Within which brought one-month remission to the sentence of 12 real prisoners serving life time imprisonment.
5. Anubhuti - Taking the Legacy Forward: First time a film highlighted the sacrifice and contribution of Army officers’ wives presenting them as the unsung heroes of Indian Army.
6. Forever Ahead:A beautiful film that innocently conveys the message of patriotism showing it through the purest lens of children's heart and mind.
7. Natyashastra: A documentary featuring the stalwarts of Indian Theatre including Padma Bhushan Shri Kavalam Narayan Panniker, PadmaShri Ratan Thiyam, Dr. Radha Ballabh Tripathi (Sahitya Academy Awardee), Dr. Kamlesh Dutt Tripathi (Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee), Dr. K. G. Paulose and others.

Theatre Projects
Worked as a Director for legendary Playwright Padma Bhushan Shri Kavalam Narayan Panniker for 6 of his highly acclaimed and multiple national as well as international award winning Plays.
1. TheyyaTheyyam
2. Malavikagnimitam
3. Karnabharam
4. UttamRamcharitam
5. MadhyamaVyayogam
6. Kalivesham

Major Productions Houses that he worked for
1. Rajshri Production Pvt. Ltd.
2. Vishesh Films
3. Ashtavinayak Cine Vision

Swadhin Padhy, Academic Director, RONKEL MERI (Actor, Writer & Director)

Swadhin Padhy, an Alumnus of IIT Bombay, is an engineer turned creative industry professional. His main expertise is in Acting, Writing and Direction. His meticulous approach, in-depth subject knowledge and unique teaching methodologies have brought miraculous results in students.
Awards & Honours
1. 3 Best Actor Awards in Theatre.
2. 1 Best Writer Award in Theatre.
3. Appreciation from 3 times Oscar Award Winning Hollywood Star, Sir Daniel Day-Lewis.
4. Invited as Panelist for ‘The Changing Landscape of Indian Media (CLIM)’ event organized by The Symbiosis Centre for Media and Communication (SCMC), Pune, in collaboration with Birmingham City University (BCU) to celebrate 75 years of India's independence.

Film Projects
1. Road to Reform: First of its kind feature film in the history of cinema where the entire film was shot inside a Real Prison with Real Prisoners and Prison Officers as Actors.
2. Veergatha:Amitabh Bachchan as Dharmachakra in the soul-wrenching and awe-inspiring tale of 12 Paramvir Chakra Awarded soldiers of the Indian Army.
3. Shradhanjali: An Audio Visual to actualize the vision of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

Theatre Projects
1. Pahal (As Actor)
2. Aaghaz (As Writer, Director and Actor)
3. Shart (As Writer, Director and Actor)
4. Muntazir (Actor)
5. Chakravyuh (Director and Actor)
6. Nazariya (Writer, Director and Actor)
7. Maanjhi Re (Actor)

Academic Projects
· India-UK Creative Industries at 75: Opportunities and Challenges project

https://www.bcu.ac.uk/media/research/research-groups/creative-industries/research-projects/india-uk-creative-industries-at-75