Shekhar Kapur(2023)

Shekhar Kapur is a filmmaker, actor, TV presenter and entrepreneur. He is best known for films such as Elizabeth the Golden Age, Bandit Queen and Four Feathers, that have won or been nominated for numerous awards including the Oscars, BAFTAs and Filmfare Awards. He was the executive producer of the Bollywood-themed Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Bombay Dreams and of films such as The Guru for Universal Studios. Kapur set up Virgin Comics and Virgin Animation, and he has been on the jury of many international film festivals. He is passionate about the current challenges of environmental sustainability and the role of tech led storytelling to make an impact. He has been part of a number of boards and advisory committees, including the Prime Minister of India’s Special Advisory Board for Innovation and the International Global Water Challenge. He is a recipient of the Padma Shri and has been the President of the Film and Television Institute of India since 2020.

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