Krishna Raghava


Contact No. : Mumbai +91-9820888932 / 9930524641 New Delhi +91-9873780502

Email : info@krishna-raghava.com, kvsraghava@redeffmail.com, krishnaraghava44@gmail.com

Address : 602, ZA Tower, Opp. Kalyan Complex, Yari Road, Versova Andheri (W) Mumbai - 400061

Qualification :MA in Hindi Literature with a minor in Sanskrit (First Class Degree),
Graduated from the Film and Institute of India, Pune, in 1971.


EXPERIENCE:

PROGRAMMING FOR TELEVISION


Written, Produced and Directed the TV Serials/Telefilm for Doordarshan like following:


  • 1. RAAG DARBAARI (A Social satire)
  • which featured on the national Network of Doordarshan .The serial was shown on Mauritius TV Network and preserved in the National Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA for the study of South. Asian Languages

  • 2. TAAK DHINA DHIN
  • A musical TV serial for children on Doordarshan.

  • 3. SUPRABHAT
  • Indian Classical Music TV series for Doordarshan. Telecast on the South Asian TV Channel, run by Jaya Bhaduri Bacchhan.

  • 4. CHARITRAHEEN
  • A TV Serial adapted on the classic novel Charitraheen by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyay.

  • 5. DUNIYA RANG RANGILI
  • A TV satire in Marathi language on civic sense.

  • 6. SHESH PRASHN
  • adapted on the classic novel Shesh Prashn by Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyaya.

  • 7. MACHHLIGHAR
  • SA TV Serial on environment and women issues for Doordarshan.

  • 8. MERI KAHANI
  • A serial based on the autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, My Experiments on Truth, telecast on Doordarshan.



TELE FILMS

Written, Produced and Directed the following:

  • 1. AKHAN WARIS SHAH NOO
  • Based on the life and works of Mrs. Amrita Preetam, the famous Punjabi writer.

  • 2. DUKHWA MEIN KAASE KAHOON
  • Based on a short story by Russian writer Anton Chekhov, titled 'Grief'.

  • 3. VIJAYA
  • Based on Sharat Chandra Chattopadhyaya's novel in the same name.

  • 4. SWARG MEIN HARTAL
  • A satire on Family planning for the Ministry of family welfare.



TV PROGRAMMES

Worked as a Writer, Presenter, Artiste and Director of various TV programmes from Bombay and New Delhi Doordarshan such as

  • 1. CAMERE KI NAZAR SE
  • 2. DARPAN
  • 3. CHAHAL PAHAL
  • 4. KHEL KHELONEY.


FEATURE FILMS IN HINDI

  • 1. Writer of Vivekananda- A feature film by G. V. Iyer.( National Award Winner)
  • 2. VEER- Research and writing ( An Anil Sharma film)
  • 3. Research and writing of Gannit.( Neeraj Pathak productions)
  • 4. Writing and direction of CHIRAAG.( Under production)


DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Was associated with the production of the following documentaries:

  • 1. ADHURA SAPNA
  • (Films Division of India)

  • 2. GENERATION GAP
  • (Films Division of India)

  • 3. ANDHERE SE UJAALE TAK
  • CHAMBAL VALLEY DACOIT SURRENDER

  • 4. EK CHAI BUN MUSKA
  • (For the inauguration of DD BOMBAY)

  • 5. THREE SMALL DOCUMENTARIES ON CIVIL AVIATION
  • (For the Ministry of Civil Aviation of India) )

    Wrote Produced and Directed the following Documentaries:

  • 1. CALL OF THE BUDDHA
  • (Directorate of Tourism, Government of U.P.)

  • IN SEARCH OF UTOPIA
  • (A study of the Life and works of Anna Hazaare)

  • 3. QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT
  • (Two short films for DAVP)

  • 4. MAATI KAHE KUMHAAR SE
  • (Based on Girl Child for Ministry of Family Welfare)

  • 5. BHEER
  • (Population Explosion for DAVP)

  • 6. BUILDING DREAMS WITH MUD
  • (For the Centre of Science for Villages, Wardha)

  • 7. SANITATION
  • (CSV Wardha)

  • 8. AGRA SONNET
  • (For ITDC)

  • 9. BAL BHAVAN
  • (For BAL Bhavan society)

  • 10. EK THI GULAB
  • (A Film on Nautanki Artiste Padamshree Gulab Bai for IGNCCA)

  • 11. SOIL TO THE SUN
  • (A documentary on a village powered by Solar Energy for UNESCO)

  • 12. MARCHING AHEAD
  • (CSV, Wardha)

  • 13. MARCHING WITH A SOUL
  • (A documentary on the progress in Primary education in Maharashtra sponsored for WORLD BANK)

  • 14. GANDHI KUTI
  • (A Film on Sevagram, Wardha)

  • 15. MAGAN SANGRAHALAYA
  • (film on a rural industries museum founded by Mahatma Gandhi)

  • 16. HANDMADE PAPAER AND PROCESING OF GUM
  • (Films made for UNESCO,Paris)

  • 17. BAAZIGAR KAARIGAR
  • (KVIC Wardha)



RADIO PROGRAMMES

Wrote Produced and Directed the following:

  • 1.PATHAR BOL UTHE
  • (For Bank of Baroda)(award winner)

  • 2. KISSA TOTA MAINA
  • (For LIC (award winner))

  • 3. NEROLAC RANG BAHAR
  • (For Nerolac paints) (award winner)

  • 4. PARIWAR MANGAL
  • (Ministry of family Planning)(award winner)



CORPORATE VIDEO PROGRAMMES

Wrote Produced and Directed the following:

  • 1. SOUND OF GOA
  • Film on the Cultural Ethos of Goa)

  • 2. NEW HORIZONS
  • (ALCON Group Film)



ADVERTISING FILMS AND COMMERCIALS

Wrote Produced and Directed the following:

  • 1. JEEVANSATHI- JEEVAN MITRA
  • (LIC India)

  • 2. CHUPACHUP LOLLIPOP
  • (Harnik Food industries)

  • 3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
  • (Harnik Food industries)

  • 4. EVEREST MASALEY
  • (Harnik Food industries)

  • 5. ROBINHOD
  • (VIP Garments)

  • 6. Natural Spring Mineral Water
  • (M.M. Mittal Enterprise)



AUDIO VISUALS

Wrote Produced and presented some prestigious A/V's like RAPA Award Presentation, 1983 and ARVIND PANDYA - A Tribute

1. DILLI SAU BARAS - CINEMA SAU BARAS

2. S.D. Burman - A Musical Tribute.



MUSIC RECORDS

Wrote, Produced and Directed the following:

  • 1. 4 Hrs of Educational and entertaining musical drama albums
  • for the population project, Government of India

  • 2. Many Commercial Spots and Jingles.
  • 3.Production of LPs of artistes like RANU MUKHARJEE, SHAILA GULBAADI and SAVITA SATHI
  • released by HMV and CBS with the musical talent of stalwart Jaidev ji.



PUBLICITY JOBS

Handled Press and radio publicity of Gwalior Suiting and Nagda fibers as Consultant and Creative Chief of marketing, Advertising and Production and Promotion (MAPP)



SANSKRIT SPECIALISATION JOBS

Wrote Produced and Directed the following:

  • 1. GEETA with Shri G.V Iyer
  • 2. PANCTANTRAM
  • (For Doordarshan)

  • 3. VIVEKANAND
  • (Research for Film on Doordarshan in Sanskrit)



PROFESSIOANAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • 1. INDIA DOCUMENTARY PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION
  • 2. WESTERN INDIA FILM PRODUCERS ASSOCIAION
  • 3. NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
  • 4. NATIONAL FILM DEVELOPMET CORPORATION
  • 5. FILM WRITERS ASSCIATION
  • 6. FILM AND TV DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION
  • 7. FILM AND TV PRODUCERS ASSCIATION


EMPANELMENT

  • 1. FILM DIVISION
  • 2. DOORDARSHAN
  • 3. DIRECTORATE OF AUDIO VISUALS AND PUBLICITY
  • 4. UNCEF
  • 5. MINISTRY OF EDICATION (GOVT.OF INDIA)
  • 6. UN


AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • 1. RAAG DARBAARI
  • (Preserved in National Library of Congress, Washington DC, Us for South Asian language Studies)

  • 2. CALL OF THE BUDDHA
  • (Honoured at the cultural film Festival in Tokyo, Japan and the International Documentary Film Festival Bombay.)

  • 3. IN SEARCH OF UTOPIA
  • (Honored at the EKO festival in Bratislava, Slovakia)

  • 4. BUILDING DREAMS WITH MUD
  • (EKO)

  • 5. SOIL TO THE SUN
  • (EKO)



CURRENT PROJECT

As writer & Director (Urdu Channel of Doordarshan) the following:

  • 1. Dayera
  • 2. Vijay


STAGE PROGRAMMES

Time to time, I stage the theme based various music programmes A few of them are as follows :

  • 1. Sahir Kee Qalam Se
  • based on the life and works of the famous poet/lyricist Sahir Ludhiyanvi punctuated by the film songs written by him. (This programme has been repeated 6 times in Delhi during last 2 years.)

  • 2. Immortal Memories of Sachin Da
  • A programme based on the life and works of the maestro S.D. Burman.

  • Dilli Sau Baras - Cinema Sau Baras
  • Summing up the growth of songs in the Hindi Film Industry for last 100 years and comparing them with the growth of New Delhi, during the last century.

  • Amir Khusrau to Jagjit Singh- Ek Safar
  • A musical programme exhibiting the exchange of culture between Iran and India, starting from 11th century till today, which resulted into the creation of Various Ragas, Khayaal, Ghazal, Taraana, Bandish, Qawwaali on one hand, and on the other side, invention of vital musical instruments like Sitar, Tabla etc.

    These are a few among many of our programmes of this genre.