Marwah Films & Video Studios

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Marwah Studios Enterprise , NOIDA near New Delhi, has produced over 4,500 films and television shows during the past 21 years.[citation needed] It was founded by Sandeep Marwah who has been in films, television and theatre for the last 25 years.

Marwah Studios has been supporting the film and television producers in their work in the sprawling Marwah Films & Video Studio complex for the past sixteen years. The studio has been associated with the production of more than 4,000 TV programmes for over 70 television channels and 100 feature films in 15 languages.

Under the leadership of Sandeep Marwah, Asian Academy of Film & Television another part of Marwah Studios, has now become known as one of the best film schools in the world for short-term courses.[citation needed] This academy has trained 9000 men and women from 90 countries across the globe since it was established in 1993. He has over 36,000 hours of experience in the field of media education and research. Sandeep Marwah has produced over 1,800 short films with the support of Marwah Studios, in the last 19 years which is highest by any individual in the world.[citation needed]

Akshay Marwah son of Sandeep Marwah is the creative head of the Studio Enterprise.

Marwah Studios has many other International bodies that is International Film & Television Research Centre, International Films & TV Club, International Children's Film Forum, International Public Broadcasting Forum, World Peace Development And Research Foundation etc.

International Film & Television Research Centre[edit]

IFTRC is the first private film and TV research centre of India.[citation needed] The centre was established with the association of Marwah Studios.

International Film & Television Club[edit]

IFTC is one of its kind in India for interacting between the film makers of the world. IFTC is also the promoter of the Global Festival Of Films On Peace And Spirituality.

Marwah Films And Video Productions[edit]

MFVP is part of Marwah Studios and owned by Sandeep Marwah who has established himself as the only producer in the world to create 1,000 short films[citation needed] under the banner of Marwah Films and Video Productions and has given an opportunity to young and talented film makers of 65 countries.

Asian School Of Media Studies[edit]

Sandeep Marwah is also the Director of the First Degree college of Film and Television courses being operated from the 100-acre (0.40 km2) campus of Noida Film City. The complete facilities of Marwah Studios are available to the students of ASMS.

Asian Business School[edit]

In view of the growing demand for management personnel in the corporate world Sandeep Marwah established Asian Business School with an objective of providing Growth with education. ABS one of the leading B-school in the country offers full-time UGC recognised management programs, with dual specialisation and intensive interface.

Asian School Of Graphics And Animation[edit]

Multimedia is an electronically delivered combination of text, still and moving pictures, audio, video, and interactivity. Graphics are one of the key elements of multimedia. Computer generated images find numerous application in every day life. Animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. Career opportunities in new media include making animation movies, video game designing, digital art, e-marketing, e-education, Desk top publishing. The School of Graphics & Animation has been created at Asian Academy of Film & Television and its centre of higher media studies - Asian School of Media Studies - to offer education and training opportunities in new media studies. What distinguishes this centre of learning from similar other centres are the 17-year-long first hand experience of imparting education and training in traditional media, ready availability of infrastructure and equipment for making media products and the location in the fast-growing Noida Film City.

Asian School Of Performing Arts[edit]

A separate school has been created by the management of AAFT to emphasis on the art of Acting. World-class facilities have been provided to the institute. The most important part of the centre is that every student gets an opportunity to work in films. An institute with 100 percent placement.

International Children's Film Forum[edit]

International Children’s Film Forum (ICFF) is the first ever Forum of its kind in the private sector of India. ICFF has been established by Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah to support the govt. funded Children’s Film Society of India’s noble task of producing, distributing and exhibiting film for children. This Forum believes that moving picture could play significant role in shaping the mind, body and character of younger children

International Public Broadcasting Forum[edit]

IPBF is an Indian private sector initiative to support democratically elected government’s Public Broadcasting Service. International Public Broadcasting Forum would Create awareness of the need for non – commercial broadcasting for transforming the society for the better. Lend all possible support to the producers of radio and television programmes for Public Service Broadcasting, in their work. Organize debates, seminars, symposia and workshops on issues relating to the Public Service Broadcasting. Promote audience research for ascertaining their taste and need. Conduct short term and long term training courses on production of radio and television programmes. Facilitate exchange of non-commercial radio and television programmes and their producers across the world.

Films and programs produced[edit]

Production / facilitator for[edit]

Telefilms & TV programs[edit]

  • Tol Mol Ke Bol: 100 episodes (Zee TV)
  • Tana Bana: 40 episodes (RTI TV)
  • Physical Fitness: 6 episodes (Zee TV)
  • Dream Merchant: 6 episodes (DD I)
  • Turning Point: 90 episodes (Zee TV)
  • Aaj Ki Baat: 4 episodes (DD Metro)
  • Khali Haath: 13 episodes (DD Metro)
  • Kahani Ek Kanya Ki: 4 episodes (DDK Delhi)
  • Ayodua Talk Show: (Channel 4)
  • Lady Child: 2 episodes (Channel 4)
  • Aap Ki Adalat: 30 episodes (Zee TV)
  • Rang Barse: 4 episodes (Zee TV)
  • Faisla Aap Ka: 6 episodes (Zee TV)
  • Tele Film: Nazar
  • Tele Film: Saya
  • Time Pass Yaar: 13 episodes
  • Guest House: 4 episodes
  • Subha Savere: 300 episodes
  • Good Morning India: 180 episodes
  • Ji Mantri Ji: 21 episodes
  • Kahani Shahajanabad Ki: 13 episodes (DDK Delhi)
  • Sharma Bandhu's Ram Bhajan: 13 episode
  • New Year Program (ATN)
  • New Year Program (DDK Jaipur)
  • Gurbani Gao Sachi: 100 episode

Feature films[edit]

  • Shekhar Kapoor's Bandit Queen — Phoolan Devi (Hindi)
  • Bade Lariya Mohabe Wale (Bhojpuri)
  • Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
  • Prem
  • Mr India
  • Judai
  • Sirf Tum
  • Pukar
  • Hamara Dil Aap Ke Paas Hai
  • Koi Mere Dil Se Poochche
  • Badhai-Ho-Badhai
  • Run
  • No Entry
  • Bewafa
  • Milenge Milenge
  • Mrs Anand's Dil Ne Ikrar Kiya (Hindi)
  • Ashoke Kaul's Paramveer Chakra (Hindi)
  • Sawan Kumar Tak's Khalnayika (Hindi)
  • Kashm Ram (Tamil)
  • Prajapati (Telugu)
  • Ashok Thakaria's Beta (Hindi)
  • Dara Singh's Karan (Hindi)
  • Karan Maan's Annakh Wangaar De (Punjabi)
  • Julie
  • Abhay

Sandeep Marwah-An Early Life[edit]

Sandeep Marwah is a well known International film, Television and Media personality. He is the founder of Noida Film City. He has established the first professional film studios of North India. He is the Founder Director of Premier Film School Asian Academy Of Film & Television. Sandeep Marwah is the World Record Holder and has five International Records to his credit. He is a Film Maker, Educator, Social Worker, Philanthropist, Studio Owner, Journalist and recipient of more than 150 International, National, State and other awards.

Sandeep Marwah born on 3 January 1960 to Sheela Marwah [Mother] and Suraj Parkash Marwah [Father], a Delhi based business man migrated to Delhi in 1947 during partition-a self made person who established his business and supported his complete family to get establish.

Sandeep has elder brother Deepak Marwah and younger brother Atul Marwah. He has a sister Poonam Relan all stay in Delhi as a close nit family. Sandeep Marwah is married to Reena Kapoor daughter of film maker Surinder Kapoor. Reena’s eldest brother Boney Kapoor is a film producer and other two brothers Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor are renowned actors of Indian film Industry.

Sandeep’s eldest son Mohit Marwah is an upcoming actor and younger one Akshay Marwah is the CEO of Marwah Studios. His nieces daughters of Anil Kapoor are now in Cinema, Sonam Kapoor as actor and Rhea Kapoor as producer. His nephew Arjun Kapoor son of Boney Kapoor is also an established actor.

Sandeep Marwah is the product of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, one of the best schools of Delhi city where he finished his Higher Secondary Education. Sandeep was one of the outstanding students of the school used to participate in every activity possible including theatre, elocation, recitation, sports. Got double promotion in school and passed out in 1975 at the age of fifteen.

He was part of the school music coir, organizing committee. He started 1975 The Old Students Association of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and was the founder President and president for 20 years till 1995. He was the disciple of renowned theatre genius B.V. Karant, Meena Williams and Nadira Zaheer, Uma Shankar Chandola. He was the most popular artist of the school.

Sandeep Marwah joined Delhi University’s Shaheed Bhagat Singh College in the Commerce stream in honors and passed in flying colors. He was one of the most prominent popular student of the college. He started number of organizations in the college and received largest number of awards, appreciations and certificates of honours on the final day of convocation. He headed many forums and clubs of the college during all these three years.

Sandeep Marwah fought Delhi University elections 1n 1977 and got the largest number of votes to an extent that his designation was changed from central councilor to Supreme Councilor and was in the main body of Delhi University along with Vijay Goel as President and Rajat Sharma as Secretary of the Delhi University. Sandeep was handling the Cultural post of the college and University and has organized number of programs in the college and Delhi University.

Sandeep Marwah joined his father Shri S.P. Marwah’s business in 1978 as intern for two years till he started his own venture under the banner of Continental Exports and got into the manufacturing of Carpets and durries from all over India. It helped his understanding the people of India from all the states and visits all the carpet manufacturing centres of India. His interest was still in theatre, music and cultural activities.

During all these years he was involved with theatre group which he constituted with Nadira Babbar with Anupam Kher, Pankaj Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Vijay Kayshap, Dolly Kapoor, etc. as its member. This group conducted number of plays all over North India. Sandeep Marwah was an approved artist of Doordarshan and All India Radio. He has performed many programs on the premier television Channel Doordarshan and Radio Station and more than 100 shows on stage.

Theatre Plays
  • Taash Nagri-B.V. Karant
  • Hai Watan-B.V. Karant
  • Andher Nagri Chaoupat Raja-Meena Williams
  • Bhaiye Ka Devta-Nadira Zaheer
  • Jasma Oddan-Nadira aheer
  • Oh Mere Sapne-Sandeep Marwah
  • Hum Do Hamare Do-Sandeep Marwah
  • Baqi Ithihas- S.C. Sehgal/Sandeep Marwah
  • Rustam Saurab- Nadira Zaheer
  • Ghalib- Nadira Zaheer
  • Meha Ujjali- Nadira Zaheer
  • Dial M Murder -Umesh Luthra

Sandeep Marwah also managed the taste of Politics by joining Indian Youth Congress in 1980 to 1985 and rose up to the level of Incharge International Affairs under the guidance of Rajiv Gandhi. Self less service to the nation could not continue as he never wanted to make it its profession.

Sandeep Marwah was always interested in serving the nation through Uniform. He was in Scouts, N.C.C. in school and college. He was selected as Special Police Officer and later as Honorary Battalion Commander in Delhi Home Guard selected by then the Lt. Governor Of Delhi. He rose up to the rank of District Commandant and has given more than 8 years to services.

Sandeep Marwah-Professional Life[edit]

Sandeep Marwah always wanted to be in films and that was for sure that it had to be more than acting. After gathering ample information from theatre, television and radio he thought of having a film city in North India.

1986 Sandeep Marwah submitted a project of Film city to Noida Authority, an idea which was out right rejected by all the different authorities of Delhi Administration for lack of interest and space. Then the Chairman & CEO of Noida Yogesh Chandra accepted the project which was cleared by Late Chief Minister Veer Bahadur Singh of Uttar Pradesh Government in 1987 December. In 1988 allotments were made and Sandeep Marwah was quoted as FOUNDER OF NOIDA FILM CITY.

The name of Marwah got connected with Gulshan Kumar of T Series Yash Chopra of Aditodya Studios, Ramesh Prasad of LV Prasad Studios, Boney Kapoor of Surinder Kapoor Studios and F.C. Mehra of Eagle Studios to whom he brought in to establish the film city.

MARWAH STUDIOS- In 1991 Marwah Films And Video Studios became the first professional Studios of North India. It has been 21 years Marwah Studios providing its services to the Nation and has churned out more than 4000 television programs for more than 50 channels and 120 feature films in more than 8 languages and approx. 5000 training films. Marwah Studios is also the birthplace for number of channels like ZEE TV, Sahara, Pragya, Mahua, ETV, NDTV, STAR NEWS, etc.

ASIAN ACADEMY OF FILM AND TELEVISION-Sandeep Marwah realized the need of man power in this country. He founded & established the first private film school of the country under the name and banner of Asian Academy Of Film & Television in 1993. There were only three training centers in the country earlier including FTII Pune, Cheenai Film School and Jamia Milia Mass Communication & Research Centre. It has been 19 years and institute has churned out more than 9000 students hailing from 28 states 7 union territories of India and 90 countries of the World.

AAFT has given some of the finest names to the film, television and media world. The former Minister of Information and Broadcasting Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Miss Universe Ximenna Navarrate, Miss India Hasleen Kaur, Writer Rajat Arora, Director Atul Sabarwal, Luv Ranjan, MR Gladrax Ahran Choudhary, Actor Arjun Kapoor, TV Presenter Ajay Kumar, Anurag Tomar, Preeti Tripathi are some of the successful names.

INTERNATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION CLUB- Sandeep Marwah established IFTC in 1993 to promote films culture in North and to give value addition to education at AAFT. IFTC conducts many film related programs and started film festivals for the country including AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films [77th Edition], ASMS Festival of Short Films [10th Edition], International Festival of Cellphone Cinema [6th Edition], WECARE Film Festival [10th Edition], ASC Festival of Films [2nd Edition], International Sufi Film Festival [3rd Edition] and Global Film Festival [6th Edition].

INTERNATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION RESEARCH CENTRE-Sandeep Marwah also started IFTRC in 1993 to give a higher platform to film business and to add sincerety to film education. IFTRC has been conducted workshops, seminars, symposiums, interaction programs, research programs related to films and television. It has a documentation department where books, journals, news letters, papers are being published and distributed.

MARWAH FILMS AND VIDEO PRODUCTIONS-Sandeep Marwah started MFVP in 1993 to give opportunity to young talent to get their beginning from the day one. Marwah has produced more than 1800 short films under the banner and also created a World Record for himself. He has worked with 1100 new directors and technicians & artist from 90 countroies of the World. MFVP has a film production wing where films like Arrial, Coffee House, I AM, Riyasat, Naazuk Sa Modh etc. have been produced.

ASIAN SCHOOL OF MEDIA STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF MEDIA ARTS Sandeep Marwah always wanted to give a very serious look to the studies of Indian Cinema and created first ever film university for Cinema in the World. A University under the name and banner of University of Media Arts was created by Act of Law in 2003. Sandeep Marwah was nominated by the Government as the first Vice Chancellor of the University. Undergraduate and Post Graduate Courses were started in no time with a huge plans. Unfortunately after three years Government could not sustain the University and had to close down. That gave birth to Asian School Of Media Studies-the first film degree college of the country. ASMS with its 8 degree courses now a very popular & exclusive media school of the country with twin certification programs.

ASIAN BUSINESS SCHOOL- With the rising demand of educated professionals in different industries and technical fields Sandeep Marwah decided to open a Management and Business School in this part of the country. Seeing its exclusivity and standards Government of India empowered Marwah to bestow its own approved AIECT Diploma on the lines of IIM in the country. Masters in Business Administration MBA is the most powerful course running in the World Class infrastructure in Noida at Marwah Studios Complex II.

INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FORUM- ICFF is an exclusive body of Sandeep Marwah which is contributing to the society especially to children through films. Children’s Courses, Film Shows, Film Festivals, Workshops, training programs, screenings at villages and slums and helping Children’s Film Society of India is the purpose.

Under this forum more than 10 schools called Apna School are being taken care of consisting of 1000 unprivileged students from slums. Apni Library, Apni Silai Ghar are some of the other programs are being taken care too.

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC BROADCASTING FORUM- IPBF A forum has been created to look into the film, TV and Radio productions. The Marwah management commissions programs to other film, TV and media professionals to come forward to contribute to the society through social programs.

A World Record has been marked during 19th Commonwealth Games Delhi when Marwah Team walked with the Queen’s Baton and covered 1000 hours of filming, 10,000 pictures, 102 short films of 2 minutes for daily international telecast, 102 radio programs by covering 28 states, 7 union territories, 20,000 km, 300 events, 900 cities in 102 days. Government of India rewarded Marwah with A WORLD RECORD.

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