Team

India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB) engages the cultural diversity of India through our programming. India with its many languages, religions, and traditions offers a challenge to share all of its unique stories. The IIFFB programming committee and staff are committed to open minds, change perceptions and engage one another as we explore the films that highlight the story of us
Razia Mashkoor
Founder & Managing Director

Razia is an avid Urdu short stories writer.  She founded Urdu literary groups where world renowned Urdu writers participate in various literary discussions.  She also founder an online News and Video portal, BDC TV, which specialize in the entertainment industry, particularly Bollywood (Indian Film Industry.)  

Razia founded India International Film Festival of Boston in 2018. India International Film Festival of Boston (IIFFB) engages the cultural diversity of India through our programming. India with its many languages, religions, and traditions offers a challenge to share all of its unique stories. The IIFFB programming committee and staff are committed to open minds, change perceptions and engage one another as we explore the stories that highlight the story of us..

Amit Dixit
Consultant

Amit Dixit is the Executive Director of the South Asian Arts and Cultural Council. He brings expertise that revolves around helping local & international organizations/non-profits create greater visibility through media, technology, and networking to better deliver their core message to a wider audience. His approach is simple; we must find common ground in our diversity and build bridges of communication for future collaboration. Amit helps our team think outside the box and develop programs in diversity through a non-traditional approach.

Sunayana Kachroo
Curator

She is a well poet and had written dialogues for several films.  She has recited poetry at the renowned Literature Festivals in India.

She has written dialogues for 2 Hollywood films. Sonu Nigam has recited her poetry for a film

  • “First Love”- Released
  • “Half Widow” (Feature)- Audience award -Best Film New York
  • “Illegal” (Feature)- Dialogues, lyrics

Assisted director Danish Renzu during the filming in LA.

Producer and Writer: “Pashmeena” Feature film on Kashmir currently in Pre-production.

Priya Samant Parulekar
Curator
Meera Siddharth
Programming Committee

I feel honored to be part of this esteemed, upcoming event, the IIFFB of Boston 2019. This is an important platform for issues for society to take up. Growing up in India, at a young age I was introduced to the Hindi Cinema and films from England and the USA. I remember looking forward to the newsreels followed by the Disney cartoons. My uncle was one of the earlier pioneers of the Hindi Cinema; a financier, exhibitor, distributor that exposed me to this industry and helped me to a cultivated love & passion for classic black & white movies, music, and later enjoying Operas and Broadway shows. I am compassionate about travels to other countries and its exposure to culture. I studied for a Masters degree in Archeology and later worked in the finance industry for 28 years.

Ikhlaq Khan
Programming Committee

Started my career with modeling with Prahlad Kakkar as my God father, gave me a break in his commercial for Nescafe then went on doing major ads did almost a few hundred ads
In 1992 when the first satellite channel Zee TV started in India I started my acting career with Banegi- apni- baat , Jaane kahan mera jigar gaya ji, Kashmakash, dil se dosti, pyaar ki kashti mei and many more Feature films I did was Apradhi with Anil Kapoor, Joggers park, Gayab, Dor, Yours emotionally and few more…

 

Dr. Suraja Menon Roychowdhury
Programming Committee

Dr. Suraja Menon Roychowdhury is a Chinese Medicine practitioner and owner of Crossing Point Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Lexington, MA. She is also an award winning poet who writes in the Japanese and Chinese traditional forms of haiku, tanka and haibun. Her poetry has been published in Oriental Poetry anthologies as well in journals and the Japanese daily newspaper Asahi Shimbun. She teaches Advanced Haiku online. Besides writing, she loves reading, Indian classical music and travel.

Rohit Chandra
Programming Committee
Shehla Gull
Guest Hospitality

Shehla Gull is responsible for the Guest Hospitality and Community Outreach at the IIFFB. As a licensed Agent of New York Life Insurance Company, she offers a variety of products that can help you meet the number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies. Please contact me to help you fully analyze your needs and recommend appropriate solutions.

Shweta Shangari
Venue Management Director/Costume Director

Shweta is a IT Solution Manager works at Zeta Global. She has done Masters in business administration and Masters in science. She is married and have one kid.
She is a corporate worker, dancer and model. She is very involved in Indian community. She has been involved with Indian film festival since last year.

Pooja Tiwari
Entertainment Director
 Pooja Tiwari is  Kathak Indian Classical dancer, choreographer, Model,Actress and Educators. She’s Director  and founder of Shri Shivam  performing Arts and Dancing Divas. She awarded and Honor to hold the Title “ Nrityashri’. Some of her Performance and achievements included, Kathak Show at the Cambridge Square, Performances at the Incredible India Road Show, Kathak dance workshops and concerts at the Tufts' Library, Milton Catholic public school & Thomas crane public library Quincy MA, International Yoga Day.
http://www.instragram.com/poojatiwari24boston
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