Sailesh Dave

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Sailesh Dave
Born (1958-07-06) 6 July 1958 (age 60)
Alma materMichigan State University
OccupationDistributor[1], Producer[2].
Years active1994–present
Known forRunaway Productions Private Limited

Sailesh Dave is an Indian film and television [3] producer [4] [5] of award-winning Hollywood Films, who also works in Hindi films and Television.

He is known for co-producing an independent slacker comedy film Sulemani Keeda[6] [7], famous Television shows like 'Movers and Shakers' and The Great Indian Comedy Show. He also created and produced a series of spoof features for the MTV network.

Professional life[edit]

Sailesh Dave was the Asia Research Director at Frost & Sullivan” a Silicon Valley-based consulting company “Rogers & Associates,” besides stints with “Miller Kadanoff” and “Rogers & Associates” before entering the Media & Entertainment industry. He has over 20 years experience in multiple Industries across the Globe ranging from media and entertainment, advertising, marketing, and consulting.

He currently heads a cluster of media companies involved in creating TV shows and feature films, film marketing and distribution and digital media content including Oscar-winning documentaries. Mr. Dave is a noted content creator and Producer of TV shows and films. His credits include that of Creator/Producer on more than 14 TV shows.

His production company,” Runaway Productions”[8] is engaged in creating and producing films, TV and digital content globally. He is also a co-founder and Managing Partner of a Content Distribution company, “Runaway-Luminosity Distribution LLP.” “Runaway-Luminosity” is actively engaged in acquiring Hollywood’s finest Independent cinema and documentaries and bringing this content to the rest of the world. The company’s acquisitions include an Oscar-winning documentary Citizenfour and other gems like Life, Animated, 'Harold and Lilian: a Hollywood love story' amongst many others. The company also distributes films from Lionsgate, Fox Searchlight, etc. The recent academy award winning film La La Land (film) was distributed by his company.


Indian Films/Television / Web Series / Reality Shows[edit]

Year Name Role Channel Notes
1998- 2002 Movers & Shekhars [9] [10] Creator/Producer Sony Entertainment Television Late NIght Talk Show
2000 Harmony Creator/Producer Sony Entertainment Television Musical SHow
2004 Manshaa Producer Zee TV Episodic Show
2004-2007 The Great Indian Comedy Show[11] Creator Star One Comedy Show
2005 Dil Kya Chahtha Hai Producer Star One Episodic Show
2006 Ghoom (M TV) Executive Producer MTV (India) Spoof feature show
2007 Aisi KI taisi Creator/Producer Aaj Tak Daily News Spoof
2007 Lagegi Show runner Bindass Daily Comedy Talk Show
2008 Cheque de India Executive Producer MTV (India) Spoof Feature
2008-2009 Oye it's Friday Content Director Imagine TV Weekly Variety Entertainment Show
2008 Jadoo ek baar (M TV) Executive Producer MTV (India) Spoof Feature
2009 Bechaare Zameen Par (M TV) Executive Producer YouTube Spoof Feature
2012 Bollywood Nonsex(x) Creator/Producer Channel V Comedy Show
2013 Bollywood Confidential Creator/Producer NDTV Good Times Comedy Show
2014 Salaam Bombay Foundation Producer Public Service Short Film
2014 Sulemani Keeda[12][13] Co-Producer Feature Film
2015 Bollywood behind the sins Producer Channel V Film Show
2016 Love Shots[14]Y-Films[15] Executive Producer YouTube Scripted Show, in association with Y-Films

Notable Films distributed in India/Asia[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2014 Citizenfour India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary ; Academy Award Winner
2015 Original Copy India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary
2015 Harold and Lilian: a Hollywood love story India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary
2015 Death of a Gentleman India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary
2016 Death of a Gentleman India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary
2016 I Am Not Your Negro India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary ; Nomainated for Academy Award
2016 Life, Animated India/Asia Licence Holder Documentary ; Nomainated for Academy Award ; Winner at Sundance
2016 This Beautiful Fantastic India/Asia Licence Holder Feature Film
2017 Borg / McEnroe India/Asia Licence Holder Feature Film; Tiff Opener

Films distributed in theatres in India[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Boy and the World Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2015 Ronaldo (film) Theatrical Distribution Documentary
2016 La La Land (film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2016 Deepwater Horizon (film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2016 Jackie (2016 film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2016 Patriots Day (film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2017 Power Rangers (film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2017 American Assassin Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2017 All Eyez on Me (film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2017 The Square[disambiguation needed] Theatrical Distribution Feature Film
2018 Isle of Dogs (film) Theatrical Distribution Feature Film


  1. ^ "Imdb Profile".
  2. ^ "profile on Nettv".
  3. ^ "Swissinfo features Sailesh".
  4. ^ "Indian Express features Dave's Great Indian Comedy Show".
  5. ^ "CEOs of Indian Production houses on Outlook".
  6. ^ "Filmmaker and the keeda".
  7. ^ "Jamuura features Sailesh Dave's interview on Sulemani Keeda".
  8. ^ "Indian Film Makers in Berlin".
  9. ^ "Movers and Shekars on Sab Tv".
  10. ^ "Telly chakkar on Movers and shekars".
  11. ^ "show on runaway production's website".
  12. ^ "Youth's connect to Sulemani Keeda".
  13. ^ "Mr.Dave on his film Sulemani Keeda".
  14. ^ "Yashrajfilms on their web series Love Shots".
  15. ^ "Runaway Production's association with Y-Films".

External links[edit]

Category:Living people Category:1958 births Category:Indian film producers