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”.

Our Team

Razia Mashkoor

FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Razia Mashkoor

Razia founded the 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.

Brahmanand Singh

DIRECTOR (BOARD)

Brahmanand Singh

Brahmanand S Siingh feels passionate about Music, Cinema, Literature, Entrepreneurial Spirit, Excellence, Innovation, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Mindful, Meaningful, Joyous Living. He is a REX-Karmaveer Chakra Awardee (an UN-driven International award for bringing about positivity in people’s mindsets through one’s works) and a National-Award-winning filmmaker, author, and speaker. Known for making award-winning feature films and feature-documentaries on subjects like RD Burman, Jagjit Singh, Human Trafficking & Child Labor, Backpacking traveling, Educational Excellence, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many other sensitive and exciting subjects, he is a much sought after speaker and writer across platforms. He can be reached out at www.brahmanandsingh.com / www.mobiusfilms.net

Dr. Rohit Chandra

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Dr. Rohit Chandra

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Arundhati Datye

CURATOR

Arundhati Datye

She has worked in the medical device industry as a director of patient safety for more than 15 years. She is very passionate about music, cinema and literature. Over the last 10 years, she has organized many music concerts and plays from renowned artists from India such as Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Shridhar Phadke, Dr. Saleel Kulkarni, Rahul Deshpande, Prashant Damle, through her non-profit organization, Kalavaibhav. She is also a part Marathi Cinema Boston, through which many Marathi movies have been screened for the Boston audience over the last several years.

Suhaib Siddiqi

CO-FOUNDER IIFFB

Suhaib Siddiqi

Originally, I am from India. I migrated to the USA in 1980. I did high school with M.Sc in Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University, India, followed by M.Sc in Organic Chemistry from Canada and Dr. Technische Chemie (US Equivalent, Ph.D.) from Vienna. My Hobbies are Photography, pool and Programming. I created and originally lead the Linux Xfree port to Windows Open Source Project at http://xfree.cygwin.com (I am no more active at it.) I also ported EMBL’s WHAT IF Protein Modeling software for Unix to Windows. It was a long project, of porting hundreds of thousands of computer code to Windows and fixing bugs. find more about me at
ssiddiqi.com

Zaigham Imam

DIRECTOR (BOARD)

Zaigham Imam

Zaigham Imam is an award-winning Indian film Writer and Director known for his critically acclaimed films Nakkash (2019), Alif (2017) and Dozakh in Search of Heaven (2015). He has written two novels ‘Main Mohabbat” and ‘Dozakh’. His novel ‘Dozakh’ is included as reference material of several universities in India. Religious identity and communal harmony have emerged as key themes in his work.

Meera Siddharth

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE

Meera Siddharth

I'm thrilled to participate in the prestigious forthcoming IIFFB of Boston 2019. This is a crucial venue for social issues to be addressed. I was first exposed to Hindi cinema as well as English and American films when I was a young child growing up in India. I can still remember how much I enjoyed seeing the Disney cartoons after the newsreels. My uncle was a financier, exhibitor, and distributor who helped introduce me to the Hindi film industry.

Sugandha Gopal

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY & MEDIA REACH-OUT

Sugandha Gopal

Sugandha Gopal is an Attorney licensed in New York. She is a pageant coach and mentor. She was crowned MrsBharatUSA2017, MrsIndiaEarth2018, MrsEarthInternationalAir2019. She is also a theater actor with SETU and Bravo Arts. She believes that art and culture is a powerful medium to bridge the cultural gap and celebrate diversity.

Tapasya Srivastava

MD MPH PR AND VICE-PRESIDENT OF IIFFB/ CO-FOUNDER OF BDCTV

Tapasya Srivastava

Tapasya is US trained Internist She is ABIM certified in Internal medicine She is a PCP and runs her own practice in Andover. Her passion is Movies, fashion, films, and cooking. She started her journey with BDCTV with Razia from its inception. She did her cooking show with BDCTV. She then did a series of talk show called ‘Salute to heroes’ during the pandemic last year. She became involved with IIFFB since 2018. She is now working passionately to bring IIFFB to greater heights.

Dr. Suraja Menon Roychowdhury

PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE/ VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Suraja Menon Roychowdhury

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.

Sonali Doshi

Public Relation

Sonali Doshi

Sonali Doshi is a resident of Lexington, MA, and mother of 2 children, ages 14 and 12. Prior to this, she and her family lived in Bangalore, India, where they took a temporary move from Somerville, MA. While in India she started Eco Earth Bags to supply environmentally friendly shopping bags to local stores and corporate companies. She started this business to sensitize people to the critical importance of living an eco-friendly life. We all must be sensitive to the needs of all living beings and for future generations.

Anu Sharma

HOST AND DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA PROMOTION

Anu Sharma

I am a pharmacist, a fashion model, a dancer, a theater artist, and an IIFFB red carpet host. As I walk down the ramp of my life, empowered by my skills, knowledge, and my passion for life, I look into the eyes of the world through the camera lens. The feeling of glamour, beauty, and sheer joy is unparallel and strengthens my belief in the metamorphosed Femina…the all-powerful.
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