Indian Documentary Foundation Team

Jaaved Jaaferi
Co-Founder

Habiba Jafri
Foundation Director

Habiba oversees reporting and organizational decisions.

Sophy VSivaraman
Co-Founder and Foundation Director

Sophy is in charge of fundraising, managing partnerships for the organization and overseeing the operations of the foundation programs.

Manohar Kabeer
Outreach Director

Manohar makes sure the right people and organisations do not go unnoticed. Manohar besides research, creates knowledge resources and educational entertainment across mediums and platforms.

Shruti Sengupta
Program Manager

Shruti oversees the communication of the organization, research and team management, besides instituting all HR policies.

Suyog Gavas
Financial Officer

Suyog has been with Indian Documentary Foundation since its inception. He provides financial information to the management by searching and analyzing accounting data, in addition he prepares reports by compiling and analyzing account information.

Apexa Shah
Compliance officer

Apexa is a qualified Company Secretary and LLB. She maintains organizations standard as compliant to corporate laws, setting up the accounting procedures and implementing organizational auditing.

Consultants and Freelancers
PAUL SINGH

CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER

RUCHI BHIMANI

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Jamshed Mistry

Legal Counsel

Manoj Agiwal

Legal Counsel

Rashmi Naik Nimbalkar

Graphics and Illustration

Atanu Sinha

Podcast Sound Designer

Hana Masood

Podcast Producer

Advisers to Indian Documentary Foundation

- KHANDASWAMY BHARATHAN
Mr Kandaswamy Bharathan is a visionary producer and manager who saw professionalism and innovation as essential to growth of the Indian film industry, as the producer of films like Roja, Annamalai and Muthu.

- ALFRED ARAMBHAN
Alfred Arambhan is the Founder & Group Head of the Arambhan Group. A first generation entrepreneur, he is responsible for the vision, policy & planning for the Arambhan Group.

- ROHIT KHATTAR
Rohit Khattar is a creative entrepreneur with interests in Entertainment and Hospitality. He is Founder Chairman of Cinestaan Film Company and Cinestaan Digital Pvt. Limited, and the chairman of Mumbai Mantra Media Limited.

- PRAHLAD KAKKAR
Prahlad Kakar is the Advertising Film Director for Genesis Film Production, one of India's oldest and foremost Ad film production houses since its inception in 1977. He is known as the Ad Guru, for changing the face of advertising in India.

- BHAWANA SOMAAYA
Bhawana Somaaya is a noted Indian film journalist, critic, author and historian who has written over 13 books on history of Hindi cinema and biographies of Bollywood stars. She was honored with the Padma Shri in the year 2017.

- LILY PAUL
Lily Paul is a respected privately practicing Counsellor based in Bengaluru, she has been a Director with Hippocampus Learning Centres, and the Director of the Entrepreneur to Entrepreneur program for Ashoka Innovators for the Public.

- NUTAN LOHIA
Nutan Lohia is a Counsellor and Therapist dealing with issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Sexual Abuse. She speaks at corporate events on important topics like Stress Management, Work-Life balance, and parenting.