FTII Current Affairs

Anupam Kher appointed as Chairman of FTII

Veteran actor Anupam Kher (62) was appointed as new Chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune. He will succeed Gajendra Chauhan whose tenure ended in March 2017.

Earlier he had held post of chairman of the Central Board of Film Certification and the National School of Drama in India. He is currently the chairman at Actor Prepares.

Anupam Kher

In span of his 35 years acting career, he has appeared in over 500 films and many plays. He is best known for his roles in Saaransh, Daddy, Ram Lakhan, Lamhe, Khel, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara and A Wednesday among others. He has also acted in international films like Bend It Like Beckham, Bride and Prejudice, Silver Linings Playbook and The Big Sick. He is recipient of the Padma Shri (2004) and Padma Bhushan (2016).

Film and Television Institute of India

FTII is premier institute in country that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production. It is an autonomous body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.It was established in 1960 and is situated in Pune on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company. Since its inception, FTII has become India’s premier film and television institute. Its alumni have become technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.

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Bhupendra Kainthola takes charge as FTII Director

Indian Information Service (IIS) officer Bhupendra Kainthola took charge as Director of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII).

Kainthola replaced Prashant Pathrabe, who had served as interim Director and shall have tenure of three years.

About Bhupendra Kainthola

  • Kainthola is a 1989 batch IIS officer. He holds a Masters in International Relations from the University of Mumbai.
  • Prior to this appointment he was serving as Director (News Room) with DD News since January 2015.
  • He was responsible for ‘management of news operations and output’. Previously, he has worked with PIB, Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP), Directorate of Film Festival (as Director, National Film Awards and Indian Panorama) and also with the Lok Sabha Television.

About Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)

  • FTII is premier institute in the country that provides training for acting, film making, video editing, direction and production.
  • It is an autonomous body under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.
  • Established in 1960 and is situated in Pune on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Film Company.
  • Since its inception, FTII has become India’s premier film and television institute. Its alumni have become technicians, actors and directors in the film and television industry.

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