About Our Team

Meet Our Team @ Sanchi

Abhay Simha

He is a Film and Television Institute graduate Film Director. His first film Gubbachigalu won the National Award for the Best Children’s film (2008) and was screened in several National and International Film Festivals. His second film Shikari too was screened in Kolkatta and Bangalore International Film Festival. He is also an avid documentary filmmaker who has made more than 20 documentaries on culture and environmental issues. He was recently the jury member for Filmfare South. He was a part of Indian delegation of filmmakers at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2009. Abhaya Simha also has experience of conducting workshops in various prestigious institutions on filmmaking such as in Manipal University, Pune University and BITS – Pilani.

Ismail NAM

He is the Chief Sub Editor at Prajavani, the most reputed newspaper of Karnataka. Ismail also heads the technology and multimedia section of the organization. He has deep interest and experience in photography and film making. His story, adapted as a film won the National Award (Gubbachigalu – 2008). He was also a member of jury for State Film Awards in 2007.

Omshivaprakash H L

He has been a Kannada technology blogger at Linuxaayana, Kannada Wikipedian and a FOSS evangelist. He has been engaging in building communities around Kannada for technology development, Free and Open Knowledge initiatives. Founder member of Sanchaya and Kannada Sanchaya. Apart from being active around technology sphere, he has immense interest around literature, photography, trekking, cycling etc.

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