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We are a community consistently empowering and inspiring
ICE (The Institute of Creative Excellence) is an ambition by Ekta Kapoor aspired at concocting and harnessing new talent in the field of Media & Entertainment. “ICE, The Institute of Creative Excellence is earmarked to be a leader in providing globally acknowledged training and industry guidance merged with state-of-art infrastructure, to evolve talented individuals.

We are example of quality being the first institute in India to receive ISO quality certification. The ICE Institute proposes over 18 courses with a widespread of specializations across academies, namely, ‘The Filmmaking Academy’, ‘The Acting School Academy’, The Young Stars Making Academy’, and ‘The Performance Art Supporting Academy’.

ICE is the sole institute in India offering every possible profession in the visual storytelling domain under a single roof to nurture next-gen talent!

Words from our Director

Our Directors at ICE harbor decades of leadership roles from Education, Business, Beauty, Media & Corporate Sectors

Hanumant Sabherwal

MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Institute of Creative Excellence

ICE is an institution of distinction that provides the blueprints to new-generation talent to navigate within the media and entertainment sector. I encourage all students to maximize their inherent potential by making utmost use of our diverse learning programs, expert faculty coaching, and state-of-the-art infrastructure facilitated with the latest technology and equipment devised to excel, influence, and enlighten within the industry.

History

Know When, Who, and Why ICE was founded ?

ICE was launched in the year 2010, with the exclusive intent of scouting and empowering new talent in the media and entertainment industry. We created new opportunities and gateways for talented people to become superstars in the making. We wanted to give hope to skillful people who dream big to rise above the ashes and set a stronghold within the film and entertainment sector. Since then, the ICE institute has become a benchmark community filling the industry with the finest talented artist.

ICE was an ingenious concept that started with Ekta Kapoor and was backed by Balaji Telefilm to facilitate students with a possibility to comprehend, train and sharpen their skills with the guidance of renowned faculties that exist from the same industry. ICE has attained numerous awards for setting a leading example of what film and performing arts schools need to be. We were also the first Institute to pilot in quality and receive an ISO 9001; 2015 certification. We now rank as the best learning institute within the industry with global recognition. The school has fostered some of the most influential artists within the film, media, and entertainment enterprise.

Our blended learning method emulates the functional realities within all facets of the film and television industries. ICE is the only institute in the country which offers every conceivable specialization in the industry domain under one roof. We cover all film and media entertainment industry-related professions and have expanded our reach to more than 13 cities across India becoming the largest network of centers in the country.

Since its inception ICE has not only aimed to train and buff talent but also create opportunities for students to learn on live sets while providing students a one-of-a-kind advantage with lifetime mentorship and placement on multiple projects. ICE has undoubtedly put its footprint in the history of the Indian film and entertainment learning academy and persists in remaining No1 as an Institute of Creative Excellence.

Awards And Certifications

Our Achievements Light Your Way to Success

Academic Council

The ICE Institute is managed by the best in the industry

Ekta Kapoor

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBER
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Jeetendra Kapoor

ACADEMIC COUNCIL MEMBER
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Advisory Council

An Institution is Only as Best as Its Decision-makers

Celina Jaitely

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
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Jayesh Sheth

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
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Shabinaa Khan

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
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Monty Sharma

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBER
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Management Team

Behind Every Successful Institute Exist a Strong Management Workforce

Mohit Nagpal

DIRECTOR
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Richa Bodas

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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Veenti Bhola

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
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Our Key Faculties

Train with Experts from the Industry

Yashwant Shekhawat

Direction

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Yashwant’s experience has no boundaries working in multiple roles within the industry from direction & playwriter to screenplay artist…..

Rajendra Sharma

Cinematography

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Rajendra is a film & television gold medalist with post-graduation from dramatics and a diploma in cinematography. He has worked with celebrated producers and directors ….

Laxmi Rawat

Acting

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Laxmi Rawat studied performing art in theatres and became a renowned scholar winning best female actor award by ‘Mahindra Excellence’…….

Jatin Negi

Acting

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Jatin is a qualified actor and instructor completing his Post-Graduate diploma in acting and a B.Tech in electronics and communication engineering ……

Sukeerti Sharma

Acting

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Sukeerti holds a bachelor’s degree in arts with two Post-Graduations from IIMC (radio & journalism and FTII Acting Academy (Pune). She continues to excel in films,….

Kundan Choudhary

Acting

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Kundan has +11 years of experience in the media domain including casting, direction, acting, event organizing, and production. Currently a faculty at ICE who played ….

Ravi Choudhary

Acting

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Having a diploma in theatre and acting, Ravi has worked as a casting director for films, ads, and web series. His huge success with Rustom, Jagga Jasoos, Stardust, …..

Sanjay Kumar Sahu

Acting

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An FTII alumni working at Bollywood, A trained actor & mentor with a master’s in theatre art in film and Hindi literature. Sanjay has accomplished multiple films, web series, ….

Visiting Faculties

Special visiting guest sessions conducted by renowned artist from the industry

Vinay Kumar

Acting

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A successful Post-graduate Actor & Director. Known for his roles in films and episodes from Crime Patrol, Savdhan, Criminal Mind, and CID. Vinay mentored ‘India’s Best ….

Mohd Zorjis

Direction

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A graduate in mass media, a master’s degree in arts & aesthetics, and a post-graduation in film direction & screenplay writing. Mohd has directed countless short films, ….

Roshan Jose

Cinematography

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Roshan is experienced in all formats, from 35mm film to the solid-state of the Arri Alexa, Red Epic and 5D. He also has worked on many films and tv series like …

Mohit Raj

Acting

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Mohit has a master degree in history honours. An Alumni from Barry Johns acting. He has done multiple theatre projects from Mahendra mewati , FTC , and fulcrum films.

Lata Haya

Urdu Diction

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Lata has played eminent roles in serials and films like Kastoori, Great Maratha, Waqt ki Raftaar, Yaha Ameena Bikti Hai, Zamistaan, etc.

Shirin

Makeup

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From makeup, hairstyling, sfx and prosthetics, Shirin is a pro having a vast experience in film, ads, videos and songs. She is an associate partner with ‘Face of Mumbai’  ….

Samudra Samrat

Editing

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Samudra hails from Pune (FTII) Academy specializing in film editing and has training from La Femis Film School in Paris, France. He has worked editing on short films,  ….

Sayalee Narvekar

Classical Dance

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Sayalee has an M.A in kathak, a DPLC course in Terence Lewis Academy. She choreographed for various functions, dance competitions & corporate events….

Diksha Tiwari

Acting

The Institute of Creative Excellence

Diksha graduated from drama school with numerous roles in Abhiyan Theatre Gorakhpur, Dangal TV, Rang Vinayak Rangmandal, theatre play GulabJaan, Dar ki Dastak, etc.

Narendra Pandey

Martial Arts

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Narendra is a 3rd Dan Black belt in taekwondo from kukkiwon, south korea. He is also a national-level instructor and gold medalist. He works as a celebrity and ICE student trainer

Gurmeet Garha

Grooming

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Gurmeet bears an HB.Sc. (Gold Medalist) & M.Sc. degree with a knack to mentor in grooming & personality development for modeling & beauty pageants.

Kamal Singh

Modelling

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An alumni of dreams modeling & acting institute having catalogue shoot experience with designers like Gurvinder, Scootart, Dewan Bros, and AG Studio.

Mandar Tandel

Grooming & Styling

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Mandar graduated in fashion designing from IITC and has completed his basic and advanced fashion from NIFT.

Ajinkya Sonawane

Western Dance

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Trained by celebrated professional Terence Lewis, Sandip Soparrkar, and Ashley Lobo, he assisted several Bollywood movies and Dance India Dance (Little masters).

Rajesh Bakshi

Acting

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He is a professional actor and theatre director, starting his theatre journey in 1998 with most renowned Delhi theatre groups like Asmita Theatre Group, Kshitij repertory, Aaj repertory, and many more.

Renu Dongra

Skin Care

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Renu is an adept nutrition professional trained by VLCC. She brings to ICE +15 years of talent with a masterful specialization in skincare, nutrition, and media.

Bhupendra Chouhan

Acting

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Bhupendra is an electronics and telecommunication engineering graduate. He pushed on to pursue his master’s in acting from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune.

Vivek Kumar

Acting

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Vivek is an Alumni of the National School of Drama. He is a proficient actor, instructor, and director in the industry. Vivek is a visiting faculty for acting at ICE Institute …

Sheel Kalia

Acting

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She holds a master’s in mass communication from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar, and another Master’s in Dramatics & Theatre from Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bhopal.

Ankush Verma

Acting

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Ankush is an alunus of FTII, Pune. He carries a master’s degree in mass communication from Shimla University, Himachal Pradesh, and is a Ph.D.

Raju Orpe

Makeup

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He has likewise worked as a senior makeup artist with Balaji Telefilms’ famous characters such as Ramola Sikand, Tulsi, Parvati, and many more.

Payal

Makeup

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Payal runs her salon by the name ‘B Beautiful’. She has also worked as a make up faculty expert at Divine Institute of Hair & Makeup.

Pradeep Shadangule

Direction

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Pradeep is an Indian film & television director and writer. He is passionately engaged, as a director and writer in various films and television projects for decades.

Ramen

Set Designing

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As an art director, he worked on several hit movies like ‘Hate Story’ (2012), ‘Thuppaki’ (2012), ‘Arrambam’ (2013), ‘Ishqe Darrian’ ( 2015), ‘Sanam Re’ ( 2016), ‘The Dead End’ (2016), ‘Ye Mard Bechara’ (2021), ‘Kuttey’ currently in pre-production and many more.

Urmil Pandya

Sound

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Urmil is an alumnus of the Film and TV Institute of India, Pune. He is an undergrad in communication engineering has was always been inclined towards audio-visual communication.

Anurag Jha

Acting

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An amazing multi-talented actor by profession, who is an alumnus graduate from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and has since dabbled in various horizons in the field of entertainment.

Deepak Sharma

Film Stunts

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Deepak is currently an action director with vast knowledge in croma work, VFX, multiplication, sword fights, crowd fights, hand fights, bhala and gadha fights, cable work, and much more.

Media

Follow ICE stories making headways in the media

ICE sets a quality benchmark for all film institutes

ICE gets media coverage after offering world-quality standards on all film, media, and entertainment courses to students to pursue their dreams in the industry.

ICE institute nurtured under quality oversight

The Institute is overseen by A-listed academic members and management who excel in their background. The key to a good institute is its infrastructure and leadership.

ICE pushes film making ambitions across India

Media once again spotlights ICE for its
example triumph in quality and eclectic course opportunities with expanding locations across the nation.

Mohit Nagpal

DIRECTOR
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The heart of the ICE Management team, Mr. Mohit, a graduate in marketing & HR bears two decades of expertise in Business remodeling, productivity enhancement, new channel development, building a trusted business, and managing assignments. He has worked at leading brands like Cadbury’s, Coca Cola, ICICI, HDFC, and SBI and has built brands in SME segments in the education & beauty Industry.

Richa Bodas

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
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Richa is a pioneer in oversight and management. The backbone to handling the administration of ICE institute. She retains a Masters Degree in Computers and harbors +24 years of experience in Education & Training outstretched with various leadership roles in organizations like NIIT Ltd, CMC Ltd, Frankfinn Institute of Air Hostess Training to name a few.

Veenti Bhola

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
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Veenti carries an MCA degree under her belt and proceeded on to be employed with NIIT for 12 years in the Sales habitat. She maintains an expert perspicuity on all film and TV-related programs like Acting, Modelling, Direction, Cinematography, etc. She is an enthusiastic management personality at ICE that enjoys counseling aspirants to make the right career choices.

Yashwant Shekhawat

Direction
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Yashwant’s experience has no boundaries working in multiple roles within the industry. A true by heart veteran novelist and playwright. He has written a Hindi novel, ‘Aras-Pras’, and a play ‘Premchand Ghar Main’, based on the memoir of Shivranidevi, wife of Premchand, Published by Bodhi Prakashan available on Amazon. He was an Associate Director with Ribhu Dasgupta for the film ‘Michael’ (Viacom and Anurag Kashyap) and an Associate Director with Kunal Vijaykar for the film ‘Fruit & Nut'(Viacom). A Chief Assistant Director with Ahemad Siddique for the film ‘Jai Santoshi Maa’ (Percept). Chief Assistant Director with Paresh Kamdar for film ‘Jonny Jonny Yes Papa’.

Rajendra Sharma

Cinematography
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Rajendra is a proficient experienced cinematographer and director who completed his Diploma in Cinematography, with ‘Gold Medal, Asian Academy of Film & Television, New Delhi, and post-graduation in Dramatics, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. He has worked with many renowned filmmakers like Mr. S. Pappu for ‘Killa, Soldier, and Gang’, Mr. Rajan Kothari for ‘Hu Tu Tu’ & Mr. Gururaj R.J. for ‘Shootout At Lokhandwala’ as a first assistant to name a few.

Laxmi Rawat

Acting
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Laxmi Rawat graduated in performing art in theatre from Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts (2001-2003) and National School of Drama (2003-2006 with the specialization in acting) in India. In the field of theatre, she was elected as a national scholar by the Ministry of Tourism and Culture (India). She worked with eminent theatre personalities like Shri Ram Gopal Bajaj, D.R. Ankur, Kriti Jain, Tripurari Sharma, Dr. Anuradha Kapur, Mohan Maharishi, H. Kanhailal, K.N. Pannikar, etc. Laxmi has performed in prestigious theatre festivals in India and abroad. In 2009 she was awarded the ‘Mahindra Excellence In Theatre Award’ for the Best Female Actor. Since then, she has worked on different TVC’s, Telefilms, and feature films as well.

Jatin Negi

Acting
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Jatin is a well-qualified actor and educator. He completed his post-graduation diploma in acting from ‘Film and Television Institute of India’, (FTII) Pune, and bears a Bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering (B.Tech). With more than 12 years of experience in theatre, he has featured in several Ads such as Havells led, Britannia, Zeno, short films, web series, and feature films such as ‘Bell Bottom’.

Sukeerti Sharma

Acting
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Sukeerti holds a bachelor’s degree from the College of Art, Delhi, a post-graduation from IIMC (Radio and TV journalism), and another post-graduation from (FTII) Pune. She has worked in countless short films, films, web ads and has even done theatre and nautanki. Sukeerti has also worked as an actor with blush channel, ‘Culture Machine, Mirzapur Season 2’, to name a few.

Kundan Choudhary

Acting
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Kundan is an alumnus of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune (AUG 2011 – DEC 2013). He was awarded for organizing the first ‘National Students Film Awards’ (NSFA) & ‘Film Festival of India’, Pune (19th April 2013 – 24th April 2013). Kundan has over 11 years of experience in the media field including Casting, Direction, Acting, Event Organizing, and Production. He has a competent skill-set with expertise in the domain of relations management & creative supervision. He coaches at ICE with in-depth knowledge and understanding of all aspects of media production and has excellent project management skills with a focus on quality management and timely delivery. He harbors the dexterity for being a good conceptualizer with brilliant planning & presentation capability. Kundan has also played roles in KBC Promos, Crime Patrol, NDTV.

Ravi Choudhary

Acting
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Ravi retains a diploma in theatre from Himachal Pradesh, mandi 2007 & a post-graduate diploma in acting from FTII (Film and television institute of India, Pune. He has worked as a casting director for several advertisements, films, and web series. His highlight films consist of ‘Rustom, Jagga Jasoos, Sarabjit, Bhoomi. Web series such as ‘Die trying, The trip 2, Lakhon me ek session 2. As a casting director, he has done +100 advertisements and trained Bollywood stars like ‘Sonakshi Sinha’, ‘Saqib Salim’ and many more. His other collaborations consist of movies such as ‘Kakuda’ (horror comedy film), working with Nawazuddin Siddiqui for the movie ‘Tiku weds Sheru’ & with the director, Vikramaditya Motwani’ for the web series ‘Stardust’.

Sanjay Kumar Sahu

Acting
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Sanjay is an alumnus of FTII, who currently works in Mumbai at Bollywood and a faculty at ICE. A trained actor & professional acting coach working for several years. He completed his master’s in theatre art in film studies from MGAHV and possesses a master’s in Hindi literature. Sanjay has spent more decades in academics and holds a couple of films, web series, TV episodes, and short films under his belt with additional experience in mature theatre.

Vinay Kumar

Acting
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Vinay is am an actor & director (Film, TV & Theatre). He is an alumnus post-graduate from Film Acting from Film & Television Institute of India Pune). He also graduated from Bhartendu Natya Academics arts Lucknow. Since then he has worked as an assistant professor in the film studies department at Chandigarh University. He has acted in several Bollywood movies like ‘Satellite Shankar’ as the main lead by Sooraj Pancholi where he played an army officer. He has also worked in different TV episodes like Crime Patrol, Savdhan India, Criminal Mind, CID, Balika Vadhu, etc for various illustrious TV channels such as Sony, Colors, Life Ok, and more. His experience shadows many web series, short films for film festivals, add films for various products. He also has mentored in a famous talent TV show called ‘India’s best dramebaaz’, for Zee TV Channel. He now works as visiting faculty in various film and theatre institutes in Mumbai & all over India. He continues to act and has even directed many theatres plays collaborating with renowned theatre personalities and theatre groups in India.

Mohd Zorjis

Direction
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Mohammad graduated in mass media studies from Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. He studied arts and aesthetics (Cinema & Visual studies) and holds a master’s degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Mohammad also did his post-graduation in film direction and screenplay writing from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. He has successfully directed multiple short films, documentaries, and music videos. He currently is a high-demand freelance filmmaker and screenplay writer in the industry.

Roshan Jose

Cinematography
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Roshan is an alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune. He has vast experience working with all formats, from 35mm film to the solid-state formats of the Arri Alexa, Red Epic, and the likes of 5D. He also has worked non-stop in the world of stills, film, and television as a photographer and director of photography. His work envelopes many films like ‘Karwaan’ a 2018 Hindi feature, ‘Ishaq’ in 2019, a Malayalam feature, ‘Kathmandu Connection’ 2021 TV Series, ‘Tabbar’ 2021 TV Series, ‘Phir Ek Subah’ (short film), and more.

Mohit Raj

Acting
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Mohit has a master’s degree in history honors. He is an alumnus of Barry Johns Acting Academy, and has refined his acting skills from Anupam Kher and Roshan Taneja School of Acting, He has done multiple theatre projects from Mahendra Mewati, FTC, and Fulcrum films. He continues to play an important role at ICE Institute training and coaching new acting talent.

Lata Haya

Urdu Diction
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Lata is an international Urdu poetess, television actress, and a social activist who has won awards like ‘Naaz on Mahila Diwas’ & ‘Sahitya Puraskar’, for Poetry. She has played preeminent roles in TV serials like ‘Kastoori, Amanat, Kashmkas, Kasak, Tipu Sultan, Great Maratha, Zara Ki Zindgi, Adhikaar, Nanhi Pari, Savera(Urdu Serial), Krishna, Alif Laila, Waqt ki Raftaar’ and movies like ‘Yaha Ameena Bikti Hai’, Zamistaan(Wrote and acted in this short film) and many more.

Shirin

Makeup
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From makeup, hairstyling, SFX, and prosthetics, Shirin is a pro having vast experience in film, ads, videos, and songs. She is an associate partner with ‘Face of Mumbai’ and part of projects like ‘Kisko tha pata’, ‘Jalsa’, ‘Rocket boys’, ‘Kuttey’, and more.

Samudra Samrat

Editing
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Samudra is an alumnus from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (FTII) with a specialization in film editing. He has a deep interest in cinema and theatre and completed his training in film making and editing from ‘La Femis Film School’, Paris, France. He holds under his belt exceptional experience of working on multifarious short films, documentaries, music videos, etc as an editor and a director. Samudra has performed in more than 200 street plays & 10 full-length stage productions.

Sayelee Narvekar

Classical Dance
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Sayalee graduated with a master’s in kathak & completed a DPLC course at Terence Lewis Academy. She choreographed for various functions, dance competitions & corporate events. Sayalee specializes in several dance forms and has performed for various international & domestic dance & drama shows.

Diksha Tiwari

Acting
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Diksha is an alumnus graduate of the National School of Drama (NSD), She has played eclectic roles in Abhiyan Theatre Gorakhpur, Dangal TV, Rang Vinayak Rangmandal while also performing in theatre play for GulabJaan, Dar ki Dastak, etc. She continues to empower and coach students at ICE with performing arts and acting experience.

Narendra Pandey

Martial Arts
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Narendra is a Martial arts Instructor with a 3rd degree Dan Black belt in Taekwondo from Kukkiwon, South Korea. He is also a national-level instructor, national referee, and gold medalist. He works with renowned Bollywood celebrities and as an ICE student trainer teaching martial arts, flexibility, strength training, balancing, stamina improving, self-defense techniques, etc.

Gurmeet Garha

Grooming
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Mr. Gurmeet Singh Garha is a highly qualified professional with rich work experience. After completing his Studies as a B.Sc (Gold Medalist) & M.Sc (First Rank), he joined Sales & Marketing and worked for more than 15 years for various Indian & Multinational Companies. His last position was Country Manager based at Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. He soon had an inclination to become a certified trainer and completed a ‘Train the Trainer Program from TAP International Institute, Bangalore. Gurmeet started his voyage by spreading knowledge & transforming students’ lives at Schools, Colleges, corporates & professional institutions. This soon followed with him becoming a Grooming & personality development mentor for modeling & beauty pageants. Mr. Gurmeet is now a grooming mentor for the modeling & advanced acting course with ICE. Gurmeet Garha’s Grooming School is the only Institute based in Navi Mumbai for Modeling, Personality Development, Beauty Pageants & Fashion Shows. Students who coached under him are now featured in TV Commercials, Print Ads, TV Serials & Bollywood Movies having represented India on International platforms.

Kamal Singh

Modelling
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Kamal is an alumnus of Dreams Modelling & Acting Institute, Noida film city. He has Worked With many designers like Gurvinder Arora, Arka Mrigank, Pragya Samor, Aashi Malhotra, Deepak Singh, Deepak Trimurti, NIFT, NIFD in different Ramp Shows. He has several catalog shoots under his belt with designers Like Gurvinder Arora, Scootart, Dewan Bros. He also has done a couple of calendar shoots for AG Design Studio and more.

Mandar Tandel

Grooming & Styling
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Mandar graduated in basic & advance fashion designing from IITC, Ghatkopar, Mumbai, and fashion graduated from NIFT, Kharghar, Mumbai. Since then, he has worked as a fashion stylist for Star Plus and MTV channel. His profession also reached global recognition where he worked as a fashion illustrator in UAE. Mandar has collaborated with numerous brands like Anita Dongre, AND brand, Gini Jony, and Raymond. He gained a celebrity reputation by getting the ‘Best designer Award’ in 1997 in Mumbai and the Best Designer in the northeast, even winning the Best Illustrator award’ from Canada.

Ajinkya Sanawane

Western Dance
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Ajinkya was trained by celebrated professionals such as Terence Lewis, Sandip Soparrkar, and Ashley Lobo. He assisted several Bollywood movies and Dance India Dance (Little masters). Ajinkya won the ‘Open Asia Championship’, (Bachata pro couple division), & a national level winner in various dance forms like Latino Dance, Ballroom Dancing, Hip-hop, and Contemporary.

Rajesh Bakshi

Acting
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Rajesh graduated with honors in history from Delhi University. He is a professional actor and theatre director, starting his theatre journey in 1998 with most renowned Delhi theatre groups like Asmita Theatre Group, Kshitij repertory, Aaj repertory, and many more. He further refined his skills with intensive practical training under famous directors like Arvind Gaur, Bharti Sharma, Vipin Kumar. This crafted him as an actor and soon led to him meeting his mentor, the eminent theatre Director Shri Bhanu Bharti. Since then, Rajesh has acted in more than 50 plays and famous theatre festivals including Bharat Rang Mahotsava, Jashne Bachpan, Nandikar Rang Mahotsava, Bhartendu Natya Utsav, Bharat Muni Theatre Festival, and Yuva theatre festival to name a few. He also directed 22 plays for the children and 8 professional plays for adults (professional). As an independent freelancer, he was a voice-over artist in All India Radio and worked with organizations like Sahitya Kala Parishad, Hindi Academy, Multivalent Co, Aayam, CCRT, Dramabaaz Company, etc. Rajesh directed some plays like Jasma Odan, Aankh Micholi, Ek Mamooli Aadmi, Char Tang Ka Koyal, Chekhov Ki Kahniya, and ILA. In a nutshell, his experience extends from professional theatre, media experience, events to big events to government organizations like Bharat Utsav, Olympic Relay India Gate, and even performance play direction abroad. He currently coaches as a visiting faculty at ICE, Shri Ram Centre for Art and performance, Dramabaz Co, and Theatre Actors Studio.

Renu Dongra

Skin Care
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Renu is an adept nutrition professional trained by VLCC. She brings to ICE +15 years of talent with a masterful specialization in skincare, nutrition, and media. Her delight and reward at work revolve around empowering her students with significant guidance and then retaining that practice resulting in a flourishing lifestyle and career in the industry.

Bhupendra Chouhan

Acting
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Bhupendra is an electronics and telecommunication engineering graduate. He pushed on to pursue his master’s in acting from the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. He currently has multiple projects working with big production houses like Eros with ‘Date g wrong’, collaboration with renowned director Suman Gosh for’ Adhar’, working with celebrated director Atul Sabharwal for Netflix’s very own ‘Class of 83’. His triumph and recognition further extend on other project collaborations with famous directors Ankahi Kahaniya for a Netflix original, director Ashwiny Iyyer Tiwari, director E. Niwas for Sony Liv’s, ‘Your Honor session 2’. His acting journey is still on a roll with upcoming projects like director Ashwiny Iyyer Tiwari for ‘Faadu’ & director Tigmanshu Dhulia for Garmi with Sony Liv

Vivek Kumar

Acting
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Vivek is an Alumni of the National School of Drama. He is a proficient actor, instructor, and director in the industry. Vivek has trained in advanced elements of Red Nose Clowning, Chhau, Kudiyattam, and Alexander Techniques. He was awarded and appreciated by Inlaks India Foundation for his project, ‘Process of a Performer’. He carries on his belt decades of experience with an additional voyage in the theatre where some of his significant screen works include Omung Kumar’s film ‘Bhoomi’, a Hindi-film ‘376D’. He also performed in Chandraparakash Dwivedi’s`TV series, ‘Surajya Sanhita’ and a couple of ad films and upcoming web series yet to release. Vivek is a visiting faculty for acting at ICE Institute of Creative Excellence, Whistling Woods International, Kreating Characters, and CRAFT (Delhi).

Sheel Kalia

Acting
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Sheel completed her graduation from government college Chamba, H.P. University. She holds a master’s in mass communication from Guru Jambheshwar University, Hissar, and another Master’s in Dramatics & Theatre from Atal Bihari Vajpayee University, Bhopal. She has also studied drama & acting at Shri Ram Centre of Performing Arts, Mandi House. Sheel carries decades of experience giving lectures as a visiting faculty at Delhi Film School (South extension), Theatre workshops, and Film-making workshops in Insipiria Knowledge Campus of Mass Communication, Siliguri (West Bengal), PACT Society, an Acting Coach for Rising HumanActing Studio, Alphabet School programs, Satyug Darshan Sangeet Kala Kendra School. Global Khushiyon ka Mela and ICE Institute. Her tenure in the industry has given her projects like acting in ‘Yahan Ke Hum Sikander’, Serial for Doordarshan, an assistant director & production assistant in Dilip Sood Films. Acted in cinema productions for Vikram Vivek, a feature film with independent filmmaker Saurav Naag, Actor and associate producer with Dinkar Rao in ‘Gloves of Monalisa’, where the film is submitted to Cannes. She also performed in plays like ‘Ek Khyali Bimaar’, ‘Sunday Cost five pesos’, (Mexican Play in English), ‘Jaal’, and was a judge for Yuva Utsav, with the Department of Social and Human Development at (YMCA). She was recently awarded ‘Best Actor in a Negative Role’ at Asian International Film Festival, Berlin, for the film ‘Rape Me’.

Ankush Verma

Acting
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Ankush is an alunus of FTII, Pune. He carries a master’s degree in mass communication from Shimla University, Himachal Pradesh, and is a Ph.D. scholar in cinema studies. He is a visiting faculty for top colleges across India for filmmaking and visual communication. He is a 3-time international film award winner. Working currently as an associate professor for Chandigarh Vishwavidyalay for acting and film Making. He also works as a multi-faceted professional casting director, creative & film director, and writer. His recent acting movie ‘Duvidha’ directed by Amit Kashyab’, won an award at the Bangalore International film festival while his documentary ‘Main Shaheed Aur Shajapur’ won the ‘Best Documentary’ award at the Shimla film festival. He is also quite active on stage performing over 50 stage shows, directing +100 Stage shows wrote +50 stage scripts. His new venture was a book ’99 Monologue for Actors’.

Raju Orpe

Makeup
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Raju is a professional Bollywood makeup Artist with over 30 years of experience. He has worked with famous Bollywood films like ‘Dil wale dulhaniya le jayenge’, ‘Dil to pagal hai’, ‘Kuch kuch hota hai’, Dar’ & many more. He has likewise worked as a senior makeup artist with Balaji Telefilms’ famous characters such as Ramola Sikand, Tulsi, Parvati, and many more.

Payal

Makeup
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Payal runs her salon by the name ‘B Beautiful’. She has also worked as a make up faculty expert at Divine Institute of Hair & Makeup. She carries loads of make up experience being personally trained under Mr. Raju Orpe (Bollywood Makeup Artist), Mumbai. She is now a proud faculty for makeup at ICE Institute.

Pradeep Shadangule

Direction
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Pradeep is an Indian film & television director and writer. He is passionately engaged, as a director and writer in various films and television projects for decades. Writing poetry and stories in Hindi since childhood led him to work on various theatre groups and reputed institutions in his hometown at Bhopal. His interest in literature theatre and writing eventually unfolded into his passion for filmmaking. After completing a diploma in film making, he worked as a chief assistant director in many television serials. His film career debut with the most popular film director and his mentor Mr. Rajkumar Hirani with ‘Munnabhai MBBS’. Since then, he has made many films including his short film named “Titli”. As a writer, he wrote multiple episodes for the TV show ‘Roz Sunday’, on Epic channel for Mazaa films, and short stories published on ‘First post’ Hindi Web channel.

Ramen

Set Designing
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Ramen is a professional art director and production designer. As an art director, he worked on several hit movies like ‘Hate Story’ (2012), ‘Thuppaki’ (2012), ‘Arrambam’ (2013), ‘Ishqe Darrian’ ( 2015), ‘Sanam Re’ ( 2016), ‘The Dead End’ (2016), ‘Ye Mard Bechara’ (2021), ‘Kuttey’ currently in pre-production and many more. As A production designer. he has designed for ‘Ye Mard Bechara’ (2021), ‘Gul Makai’ (2020), ‘I am alone, So are you’ (2019), ‘Kashi in search of Ganga’ (2018), ‘T for Taj Mahal’ (2018) to name a few. He is a visiting faculty at ICE institute.

Urmil Pandya

Sound
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Urmil is an alumnus of the Film and TV Institute of India, Pune. He is an undergrad in communication engineering has was always been inclined towards audio-visual communication. At present, she works as a production sound mixer/sound designer in and around Mumbai. Urmil is an independent and successful freelance sound artist who works with multiple big names in the industry be it Bollywood, Gujarati Movies, or Other regional films. His projects include Bahubali, Before the Beginning (Web series). where he worked as a production sound mixer. Gandhi and Co (production sound Mixer) Bodhi, (Additional production and mixer) Raja Rasoi Ur Anya Kahaniya S3 Documentary production sound mixer for a couple of episodes, Powai (Sound Designer), Inside Edge (TV Series), (Additional Production Sound Mixer – 10 episodes, 2021), (additional production sound mixer – 1 episode, 2021), Cricket is the Winner (2021 Additional Production Sound Mixer), Castled (2021 Additional Production Sound Mixer), Test (2021 Additional Production Sound Mixer), Sticky Wicket (2021 Additional Production Sound Mixer), Not Quite Cricket (2021 Additional Production Sound Mixer), Swing and a Miss (2021 Additional Production Sound Mixer), and more.

Anurag Jha

Acting
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Anurag has been in the business for more than a decade. An amazing multi-talented actor by profession, who is an alumnus graduate from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, and has since dabbled in various horizons in the field of entertainment. He has directed various plays and conducts timely theatre and acting workshops for students in different film institutes. He harbors a strong experience in the industry working as a talented script supervisor for a network TV channel. At present, he is a visiting faculty at ICE and continues to write for films, web shows, and commercials.

Deepak Sharma

Film Stunts
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Deepak is currently an action director with vast knowledge in croma work, VFX, multiplication, sword fights, crowd fights, hand fights, bhala and gadha fights, cable work, and much more. He is his super talent hero being admired with the Komal Nahta Special Appreciation for films like ‘Shorgul’ and ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dhulaniya’. His experience can be seen in films like Agneepath, Mahasangram, Khoon Ka karz, Naam Cheen, Sindhur Aur Bandook, Pyaar Karke Dekho, Sone Pe Suhaga, Jhulm Ki Huqumat, Aurat Teri Yeh Hi Kahani, Mein Azaad Hoon, HUM, Ghair Kahnooni. If that’s, not the least of his achievements, he also worked as a stunt man artist since his golden years as Amitabh Bachan’s body double for 14 years with movies such as Lal Badshaah, BhootNath, Armaan, Family, Aetbaar, Ankhein, Ek Ajnabee, etc. He soon became an assistant action director portraying his skills in films like Fanaa, OM Shanti Om, Mausam, Creature, Son of Sardar, A Wednesday, Abara Ka Dabara, Hum Hai Bemisaal, Kya Kehna, Bol Bachan, Ravaan, Gopi Kishan, Singham, Jodha Akbar, Drona, Swariya, Barfee, Ghulam –E- Mustafa and TV Serials like OM Namaha Shivaay, Jai Hanuman, Jap Tap Varat, Nau Grah Shakti, Jai Santoshi Maa, Mata Vaishnu Devi, Shorgul, Bhoot Aaya (TV Serial), Bornvita, Philisbury Atta, Saavn, Goibibo (Ad Films), Happy New Year, GST (Galti Sirf Tumahari), Bhangover, Thug Life (Punjabi), Chor Bani Thangaat Kare (Gujarati), Full to Dhamaal, Sati Savatri (TV Serial), Muda 370 J k(Film), Bhaghte Raho (Film), The wife (Zee studio), Subhedar Joginder Singh, Forest (Hindi). His talent is endless and he not only coaches students at ICE as a visiting faculty but also will soon showcase his action direction in collaborating on upcoming movies like Mil Baithenge Teen Yaar, Life Biryani, Danger Husn, Comedy Bhoot, Fight Back (Punjabi), Kisa Ek Bhaagi Ka, Nastik, Chattann, Tujheatmi (Marathi), Kartoon (Marathi), Jesus (Marathi), Tonu Sharma (Film), Banda (Film), AK -47(Web series Endemol), Azadi(Web series). Free Fire, and Devi Anusuiya(Marathi).