Board of Directors
Subhash Ghai is the founder and chairperson of Whistling Woods International. Mr. Ghai is one of the best filmmakers in India. He has written and directed 17 feature films in 30 years of his career in the film industry. Mr. Ghai received national as well as international awards. United States Senate honoured him for his achievements as a renowned director and producer. He has founded a well-known film production company; Mukta Arts Ltd. Mr. Ghai has been the holding following positions:
- Chairperson of the National Entertainment Committee of the CII
- Member of FICCI and NASSCOM
- Member of the IDBI Bank Film Financing Advisory
- Member of the Executive Committee of Producers Guild of India
- Director in United Producers Forum
Mr. Pradeep Guha is the Managing Director of Street Culture. The street culture is an outdoor entertainment division. Mr. Guha was the CEO of Zee Telefilms Ltd, which is the biggest television network in India. He spent almost 29 years in the media business. Mr. Guha has been associated with:
- Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. (Times of India Group)
- Femina (Leading women's magazine in India)
- Filmfare (India's premier film magazine)
- Femina Miss India Contest
- The Filmfare Awards
Meghna Ghai Puri
Meghna Ghai Puri is the president of Whistling Woods International. She has completed diploma in Advertising, Communication and Marketing. She possesses BSc Honours degree in Business Management from Kings College, London. She was related to blockbuster films including Yaadein, Pardes and Taal. She started her career as marketing manager for Mr. Ghai's company, Mukta Arts Limited, Mumbai.
Mr. Choraria is working as a Chartered Accountant (CA) and has done Bachelor in General Law. For the past 15 years, he has been engaged in financial markets and real estate. He is the director of:
- Sharyans Resources Ltd
- V.J. Finsecurities Pvt. Ltd
- Prebon Yamane Ltd
- Oracle Stocks & Shares Ltd
- Director of Mukta Arts Ltd. & of Siddant Cinevision Ltd
Mr. Shetty graduated from FTII and produced many films including Ardh Satya, Holi, Chakra, Aagahat and Hip Hip Hurray. He is the first person to open IMAX theatre in the country, which was the first multiplex cinema in Mumbai.
Manmohan Shetty is the founder of Walkwater Films. The Walkwater Film is a production house of animation feature content and motion pictures. He also established and effectively ran Adlabs for many years.
Managing Director, Filmcity
According to joint venture agreement with Filmcity, center of filmmaking in Mumbai, the present Managing Director of Filmcity has been chosen as a Managing Director of Whistling Woods International Institute for Films, Media, Animation and Media Arts.