|Industry||film production, television production|
|Founders||Nitin Chandrakant Desai|
|Owners||Nitin Chandrakant Desai |
'ND Studios is a film and television production studio located in Karjat, Maharashtra a north suburb of Mumbai. Established in 2005, it is co-owned by Nitin Chandrakant Desai and Reliance Entertainment. Apart from films, it is also the location reality TV series, Bigg Boss hosted by Salman Khan.
Over the years, it has also become a popular tourist destination, as it is 90-minutes drive from Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Studio is spread over 52 acres (210,000 m2) and was opened in 2005 and offers indoor as well as outdoor shooting options. The Studio was privately owned by production designer Nitin Chandrakant Desai up till the point Reliance Entertainment picked up a 50% stake in the studios for approximately 150 crores. After this stake sale, the Studio was officially known as "Big ND Studio".
The studio offers various services like Art Work, Production, Post-Production, Set Design, Set Production.
Location used for
- Jodhaa Akbar (The Movie)
- Jodha Akbar (TV Series)
- Bigg Boss (Reality Show)
- Raja Shivchhatrapati (Marathi)(TV Series)
- Balgandharva (Marathi)(Movie)
- Marathi Paul Padte Pudhe (Marathi) (Talent Show)
- Amol Gupte’s "Sapno Ko Ginte Ginte"
- Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
- Chittod Ki Rani Padmini Ka Johur (2009) (TV Series)
- Taj Mahal (TV Series)
- Bajirao Mastani (Film)
- Prem Ratan Dhan Payo (2015)
- Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahaani
- Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat
- Music videos
Shooting in progress of the Jodha Akbar
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