SIKH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2010: RED CARPET
October 22-23, 2010 at 6pm | Asia Society & Museum
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York, NY
Red Carpet Hosts
Rohini is the Director of Strategic Entertainment for Saavn, the world's largest digital marketer and distributor of Bollywood entertainment. In her role, she leads the company's entertainment properties and partnerships across web and television. Notably, Rohini was instrumental to the success of Saavn's IFC partnership on Bollywood Hero and Wake-up to Bollywood and brought a variety of skills to the table including casting notes, marketing direction, public relations support, music supervision, and film curation. Currently, she is executive producing a soon-to-be-announced television show on a cable major network. Rohini is passionate about entertainment and modeled in India for a brief period. In that time, she met the top players in the industry and landed several prestigious gigs including major TV commercials for Bombay Dyeing, Kit Kat, Siyaram, Fair and Lovely and print campaigns for Godrej, Spykar, Roopkala, and Ghanna Singh Jewelers. She even had a cameo in the blockbuster Jab We Met starring Shahid Kapoor.
Neelu is a New York based actor, model,and host and has been involved in the entertainment industry for the last three years. She has successfully worked in various television commercials and print advertisements for Bloomberg, Amazon Kindle, Lilly Pharmaceutical, Vibe magazine, Everyday magazine and many more. She has also hosted events and shows for a number of South Asian television channels such as Sahara One and Sony television. For the past few years Neelu has been studying acting under Wynn Handman, Artistic Director and Co-founder of the American Place Theatre and is currently shooting her next short film. She has performed improv at the People's Improv Theater and is taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade. After completing her undergraduate degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Connecticut, Neelu went on to join the financial industry here in New York. She worked for major firms such as Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Trust Company of the West (TCW) where she worked in investor relations within the Leveraged Finance Group. Neelu wanted to follow her dream and felt compelled to pursue her true passion of acting. She is currently working on several projects across the industry.