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Sohan Roy

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Dr. Sohan Roy
Punalur, Kerala, India
Known forAries Group of Companies
SpouseAbhini Sohan

Sohan Roy is an Indian entrepreneur and film director and producer based at Sharjah. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Aries Group of Companies, and a Naval Architect.[1]

Early life and career[edit]

Sohan Roy started his career as a Marine engineer, and later worked as a marine surveyor at several companies. He started Aries Marine & Engineering Services in 1998, headquartered in Sharjah, UAE.

Roy directed 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. He worked as Project Designer of World’s second CSR movie – Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar.[5]

He is the founder-director of Concept Indywood, Founder President of Indywood Billionaires Club.[6][7]

Roy is also a poet and author, he has been writing four line short poetry, known as 'Anukavyam' every day for the past two years.[8][9][10]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Forbes listed Roy among top Indian leaders of the Arab world four times in a row since 2015 to 2019.[11][12][13]

He was honored with the Honorary Professional Doctorate Certificate in Global Leadership and Management by European International University (EIU), Paris.[14]

He was awarded with Knighthood of Parte Guelfa, thus becoming first Indian to be awarded with this award.[15]


Year Film Language Role Notes Ref
2011 Dams: The Lethal Water Bombs English Director, producer Documentary [16]
2011 DAM999 English Director, producer [17]
2012 Saint Dracula English Producer
2017 Jalam Malayalam Producer
2018 Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar (Physicians of Aickarakkonam) Malayalam Project design & lyrics
2019 Kaanal Neer Tamil Producer
2020 Al Mallu Malayalam Actor
2021 Black Sand English Director

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". The Times of India. 2 November 2011. Archived from the original on 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ "Dam 999 goes to the Oscar library". Rediff.com. 3 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Mohanlal's Vismayas Max Studio taken over by Aries group". Indian Express. 11 July 2014. Retrieved 23 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar wins best film award in Italy, Sohan Roy urges industry to encourage fresh faces". Ibtimes. 17 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Indywood's Billionaires Club: 50 tycoons from 100 countries to attend Sohan Roy's gala meet". ibtimes. 8 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Making India great again: Dr. Sohan Roy's magnanimous vision of US$1 = 1INR". Forbes India. 22 October 2020.
  8. ^ ""Anu Kavyam" a collection gems of Poetry - Sohan Roy a business tycoon turned into a passionate poet". igbnews. 19 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Sohan Roy's Anukavyam launched". Asianlite. 20 April 2018.
  10. ^ "1000 DAYS, 1000 SHORT POEMS: SOHAN ROY CREATES HISTORY". Indywood TV. 13 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World 2015: Sohan Roy". Forbes. 17 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Sohan Roy features in Top 100 Indian Business Owners 2018 by Forbes Middle East". East Coast Daily. 16 May 2018.
  13. ^ "Dam 999 director Sohan Roy makes it to Forbes Middle East top powerful list". ibtimes. 5 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Sohan Roy to receive "Professional Doctoral Certificate Award" from EIU". Aries. 29 February 2020.
  15. ^ "Forbes-Listed Kerala Entrepreneur Becomes "First Indian To Be Honoured With Knighthood In Italy"". ABP Live. 25 November 2021.
  16. ^ "A documentary based in India wins three award". IBN Live. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011.
  17. ^ Ramakrishnan, T (12 December 2011). "Sohan Roy presents his case before T.N. official". The Hindu. Retrieved 23 January 2017.