Nandini Gupta : Senior Executive Producer, Sony Entertainment Television

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Name: Nandini Gupta

Designation: Senior Executive Producer, Sony Entertainment Television

Sun Sign: Capricorn, 27 December

Education

After my higher secondary at HR College of Commerce in Mumbai, I joined Osmania University for undergradute studies. After completing B Com, I pursued Masters in Commerce from Hong Kong University.

Experience

Currently I am working as a senior executive producer with Sony Entertainment Television (SET). Prior to this, I worked with with Television 18 for seven years. At Sony Entertainment Television I am directing a wide variety of shows.

I have been the programme director for the India special series of the Australian show AXN Who Dares Wins, anchored by Mike Whitney. I have also been associated with the studio-based talent-cum-entertainment show on Star Plus Kya Masti Kya Dhoom. Anchored by Sonali Bendre, the show was directed on a eight camera.

I have also directed a film personalities based chat show anchored by Ruby Bhatia called Kinetic Mega Show. During the course of this show, I got an opportunity to interact with celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Madhuri Dixit, Shah Rukh Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Akshay Kumar.

Among the memorable shows that I was associated with was a one hour special on the homecoming of Miss World and Miss Asia Pacific on Sony Entertainment, We are the World. I directed the show organised by the Times of India for the homecoming of Priyanka Chopra and Diya Mirza. It was shot in Mumbai, Delhi, Bareilly and Hyderabad. Later I also directed the one hour feature on the homecoming of Miss Universe Lara Dutta, which was again organised by the Times of India. It was shot in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

During my tenure with Television 18, I was an associate director of a pop music countdown show Popularly Yours aired on Home TV. Besides, I was also associate director for a one hour, on-the-road music countdown show, hosted by Mahima Chowdhary and Roshan Abbas called Public Demand.

Prior to that I had worked on a celebrity chat show hosted by Nikki Bedi on Star Plus called Nikki Tonite and a daily Game show aired on SET, A Double O Slip. Prior to that I was a correspondent on Star Plus' lifestyle-cum-entertainment show Amul India Show.

While I was at Hong Kong, I had filed stories for a picture based entertainment news show on Star Plus, anchored by John Moorhead and Kamal Sidhu. Called India Business Report, it was a weekly business show, anchored by Raghav Bahl BBC.

Job Profile

Currently I am the executive producer of various shows on Sony Entertainment Television. Primarily, I am in charge of Naved Jaffrey and Ravi Behl anchored talent hunt show Boggie Woogie.

Television as career choice

I would have never been satisfied doing a routine nine to five desk job. Which is why the media industry suits me. Here, every day is different, every show is different.

Current Television scenario

Everything is driven by TRPs. Anything that works, is copied. Which is why all programmes look similar. No one wants to risk trying a completely new genre of programming.

Five years from now

I don't know. I take each day as it comes

Hobbies

I love reading and travellingIdea of enjoyment

Watching a really hilarious movie

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