Sohan Roy

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Sohan Roy
Film director
Film producer
Years active25
Known forAries Group of Companies
Spouse(s)Abhini Sohan
ChildrenNivedya Sohan
Nirmalya Sohan

Sohan Roy S K is an entrepreneur based at Sharjah. He is the founder chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies, and a naval architect.[1]

Roy is also the director of the film DAM999 whose screenplay was added to the permanent core collection in the library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[2][3] His Aries group has taken over actor Mohanlal's Vismayas Max[4] studio complex, Kerala's first DTS studio, situated at Thiruvananthapuram.

Forbes listed Roy among top Indian leaders of the Arab world in 2015.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

Sohan Roy started his career as a marine engineer, and later worked as a marine surveyor at several companies worldwide.

He started Aries Marine & Engineering Services in 1998, as the flagship unit of Aries Group of Companies, an ISO certified naval architecture & marine engineering consultancy in the Middle East that provides a comprehensive range of technical consultancy and project management services to the maritime industry and ship owners worldwide. Headquartered in Sharjah, UAE, Aries Group is now a conglomerate of 53 establishments in 15 countries.[6]


Roy is accused of using coronavirus to fuel Islamophobia. In April, 2020, he posted a controversial poem on Facebook that received widespread criticism globally. He later apologized.[7]


Year Film Language Role Notes Ref
2011 Dams: The Lethal Water Bombs English Director, producer Documentary [8]
2011 DAM999 English Director, producer [9]
2017 Jalam Malayalam Producer
2018 Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar (Physicians of Aickarakkonam) Malayalam Project design & lyrics

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Galas, Marj (27 May 2016). "India Group Tubthumps Indywood Film Carnival". Variety. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Dam999 screenplay added to Oscar's Library". Times of India. 2 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Dam 999 goes to the Oscar library". 3 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Mohanlal's Vismayas Max Studio taken over by Aries group". Indian Express. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2015: Sohan Roy". Forbes. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Director DAM999 Sohan Roy Awarded With Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award 2013". Metro Matinee. 27 November 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Kerala businessman in UAE apologises after poem sparks controversy".
  8. ^ "A documentary based in India wins three award". IBN Live. 8 July 2011.
  9. ^ Ramakrishnan, T (12 December 2011). "Sohan Roy presents his case before T.N. official". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 January 2017.