Learn from the experts
Our students will get an unparalleled chance to be mentored in acting by some of the leading names from Bollywood, television industry and the theatre. These visiting experts will provide amazing insights into the real-world functioning of the industry whilst providing tips for a successful career.
Smita Bansal is a renowned television actor, widely known for her role as Sumitra, Anandi’s mother, in the path-breaking show Balika Vadhu. .
With a career spanning over a decade including television, movies and theater, she has also been recognized and awarded for her stellar performances, roles in Amanat, Aashirwad and Sarhadein being just a few of them.
Geeta Tyagi, an industry regular for more than a decade, has been a part of critically and commercially acclaimed shows such as Punar Vivah, Doli Armaanon Ki and Ek Boond Ishq.
She has also been seen in movies like What’s Your Rashee?, Zor Lagaa Ke…Haiya! and Shikhar.She is one of those rare actors who can pull off both positive and negative roles with aplomb.
Rishab Shankar, a young Turk from the Jaipur Gharaana, has taken the Bollywood music industry by storm. An expert drummer and percussionist, he excels at almost every instrument.
He has performed with music legends such as Shri Talat Aziz, Ustaad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Grammy Award Winner Pandit Vishwamohan Bhatt, Sonu Nigam, Shaan, Jagjit Singh, Anoop Jalota and Shreya Ghoshal to name a few along with performing in reality shows such as India’s Got Talent and Indian Idol.
Jeetu Shankar is a world renowned, highly accomplished Tabla player who has performed shows the world over.
He is often seen as a star Tabla player in popular shows such as TVS Sa Re Ga Ma and Star Voice of India, and is an industry favourite. He has played for the likes of Talat Aziz, Pankaj Udhas, Mehendi Hassan, Sonu Nigam and Shaan while being a favoured accompanist to our greatest classical musicians and performers including Pt. Birju Maharaj and Pt. Ravi Shankar.
Neeta is a certified professional makeup artist and hair stylist with her techniques deeply rooted in her education and exposure gained in India and globally. She is a specialist in red carpet, editorial, special effects and bridal makeup.
She has showcased her talent in Lakme India Fashion Week, worked with international models and designer such as Monisha Jaising and with the likes of Karolina Kurkova, a supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel.
Piyush Shankar carries forward the famed Shankar lineage. At 23, he is, as of now, the youngest music composer in Bollywood and has been signed by T-Series. Having performed reality shows such as Indian Idol and India’s Got Talent,
his admirers include Mukesh Ambani, Ashok Chauvan, Udit Narayan and Mahesh Bhatt. He has his own single to his name, Darmiyaan. His compositions have been sung by Arijit Singh, Jubin Nautiyal, Amit Mishra and Palak Muchhal.
Hemang Vyas is a deeply involved writer, director and theatre actor with almost two decades worth of experience in his kitty.
He is an alumnus of the National School of Drama and holds a postgraduate in Mumbai University's Master of Theatre Arts. He is skilled in realistic acting, and voice and speech techniques. He has innumerable plays, movies, one-act plays and TVCs under his belt.
Sujata Trivedi is a playback singer with over 1600 performances and 25 Bollywood movies in her repertoire. Her solid training in classical and light music from Padmashree Ustaad Ghulaam Mustafa Khan and Ustad Asad Ali Khan forms the basis of her tremendous vocal abilities.
She has sung for A.R. Rahman in films such as Taal, 1947:Earth and Thakshak, and has associated herself with other outstanding playback singers such as Sonu Nigam, Kumar Sanu, Kavita Krishnamurthi, Sunidhi Chauhan and Shaan.
Sunetra Banerjee is a vocal trainer who was under the tutelage of Pt. Ajoy Chakraborty ji and Kaushiki Chakraborty ji for 18 years, and learnt the nuances of Ghazal from Sri Baloo Dutta ji. She taught at Shrutinandan from 2005 to 2012.
She excels at voice grooming and training for Hindusthani, Ghazal and Contemporary music. She has lent her voice to Bangla and Hindi TV industry and performs with leading Bollywood singers all over the globe.
Preeti Seth is a naturally-gifted, extremely versatile singer. Trained by Suresh Wadkar ji, it is no surprise that she has over 1000 concerts to her name. Partnering with Anup Jalota, her first Bhajan album was released by HMV Saregama.
She continues to be mentored by him. Her voice is most easily recognizable from the popular TV adverts of Ghadi and Asian Sky Shop
Ganesh V Palav
Ganesh V Palav is a celebrity makeup artist, excelling in his field for the past 15 years. He has worked as a personal makeup artist of more than 20 film and television stars. He has worked on some mega-projects such as Barfi, Jagga Jasoos and Agent Vinod.
Vogue, Lakme India Fashion Week, Karan Johar and Neha Marda are just some of his regulars. He continues to work across multiple Bollywood and television projects.