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The Board

Our Board of Directors

Your diverse minds and unwavering commitment to qualitative standards form the foundation of our cinematic dream. Thank you for being the driving force behind Cinedreams’ excellence. Together, we soar to new heights.

Zarina Wahab

Actress

Zarina Wahab, an acclaimed Indian actress, is known for her roles in Hindi and Malayalam films. Noteworthy performances include Chitchor and Gopal Krishna in Hindi, and Madanolsavam, Chamaram, Palangal, and Adaminte Makan Abu in Malayalam. Initially cast as a middle-class girl post her debut in Chit Chor (1976), she appeared in films like Agar, Jazbaat, Sawan Ko Aane Do, and Raees Zada. Nominated for a Filmfare Award for Gharonda (1977), she has worked across Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil cinema. After a hiatus, she made a comeback with Calendar in 2009, continuing her presence in Malayalam movies. Notable for her role in Adaminte Makan Abu, she also featured in My Name Is Khan. Currently, Wahab takes on older roles in television serials.

Pahlaj Nihalani

Producer

Pahlaj Nihalani is an Indian film producer. He was the former chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He was also the president of the Association of Pictures and TV Programme Producers for 29 years until he resigned in 2009. He was sacked as CBFC chief on 11 August 2017 and soon Prasoon Joshi appointed as CBFC Chief by Smriti Irani.

Rais Ahamad​

CMD Rassaz Group

Rais Ahamad, Founder and CMD of Rassaz Group, is a visionary, Mumbai’s leading builder, developer, educationist, philanthropist, social worker and a politician, he is an astute businessman with the power of determination, grit and talent – over the last seven years, The Rassaz Rassaz Group The International School is flourishing under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Rais Ahmed, Founder and CMD. Integrated with the latest venture Rassaz Studios, Cinegrow Film Academy aims to provide proper guidance to aspiring actors to realize their dream.

Shhyam R Singhaniya

Chairman ENAAR Group

Chairman of Enarr Group, a boutique investment bank, Mr. Shhyam R Singhania has more than 30 years of experience in Textile, Media & Entertainment and Agriculture. Mr. Singhania with a team of sector professionals set-up Enarr Media and Entertainment Fund and Enarr Agri Fund in the year 2011/12. Mr. Singhania is a General Partner at Enarr Venture Capital Fund, a proposed hybrid structure venture capital fund investing in start-ups. Mr. Singhania has hands on experience producing movies that provide a platform for genuine talent. We back films that are meaningful, theme based and packed with passion and commitment. Mr. Singhania has a graduate degree in business and commerce from the University of Mumbai and post graduate degree in marketing and finance.

Sameer Anjaan​

Lyricist

Shitala Pandey, widely recognized as Sameer Anjaan or simply Sameer, is an accomplished Indian lyricist renowned for his work in Bollywood films. Holding a Guinness World Record for writing the highest number of songs, Sameer is the son of the renowned Hindi lyricist Lalji “Anjaan” Pandey. He has clinched three Filmfare Awards, with additional wins in 1993 and 1994 for songs in “Deewana” and “Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke.” In 1998, he secured a Zee Cine Award for the song “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” from the film of the same name. Sameer’s prolific career includes hit songs in films like Beta, Saajan, Raja Babu, Coolie No. 1, Raja Hindustani, Anjaam, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Fiza, Dhadkan, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Devdas, Raaz, Dil Hai Tumhaara, Ishq Vishk, Dil Maange More, Tere Naam, Asambhav, Fida, No Entry, Aksar, Dhoom 2, Saawariya, Race, Damadamm!, Housefull 2, Rowdy Rathore, Son of Sardaar, Dabangg 2, Balmaa, and many more.

Quaiser Khalid​

DIG Mumbai Police
Quaiser Khalid, born on 19 July 1971, stands as an embodiment of dedication and excellence in the Indian Police Service (IPS). Currently serving as the Inspector General of Police, Motor Transport, Maharashtra State, Pune, Khalid exemplifies the values of service and leadership. Beyond his distinguished career in law enforcement, Khalid is a soulful poet, weaving verses of inspiration and emotion in both Urdu and Hindi. His poetic journey is reflected in two anthologies filled with the beauty of ghazals and nazms. A true artist in every sense, Khalid’s contribution to literature has been recognized with the prestigious Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy Award. In the relentless pursuit of justice and the artistic expression of the human experience, Quaiser Khalid continues to inspire, leaving an indelible mark on both the realms of law enforcement and literature.

Adv. M I Zarger

National Human Rights President India

M I Zarger, a distinguished lawyer specializing in human rights and civil cases, armed with a formidable educational background including M.A in Political Science, Economics, LL.B, and LL.M. With over two decades of experience, he serves as the Director General (HR) for India and International Chief Secretary General at the National Human Rights (Social Justice Council) India Global. His multifaceted leadership extends to various social organizations, including executive roles in women’s empowerment, social justice, and youth advocacy. Recognized globally for his contributions, he’s a beacon of change, fostering peace, justice, and empowerment worldwide.
Thank you for being the pillars of strength, the architects of vision, and the champions of quality that make Cinedreams an extraordinary venture. Here’s to the incredible journey ahead, where your diverse minds continue to shape the narrative of excellence in the world of cinema.

Screening

27th & 28th August 2024

Venue

PVR, Juhu

Award Ceremony

29th August 2024

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