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They combined creativity with economics. They bend and broke rules of storytelling They redefined the business of entertainment. Welcome to #MeriKahani with Bhawana Somaaya

A podcast where Padma Shri Bhawana Somaaya chats with the genius minds from the field of Performance & Fine Arts, and the Game Changers of the entertainment industry to share their incredible journeys and draw inspiration from their life.

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    • 3.4 • 105 Ratings

They combined creativity with economics. They bend and broke rules of storytelling They redefined the business of entertainment. Welcome to #MeriKahani with Bhawana Somaaya

A podcast where Padma Shri Bhawana Somaaya chats with the genius minds from the field of Performance & Fine Arts, and the Game Changers of the entertainment industry to share their incredible journeys and draw inspiration from their life.

    Meri Kahani ft. Aruna Raje

    Meri Kahani ft. Aruna Raje

    A critically acclaimed award-winning filmmaker, Arunaraje is a writer, editor,
    director and producer.
    She passed out of the Film Institute of India with a gold medal and was the first trained girl technician to come out of the Institute and the first woman technician in the film industry.

    She received the First lady Award from the Government and was felicitated by the President along with other First Ladies.
    Advertising films, documentaries, television serials and features – she has done
    them all.
    Her feature films include (the first three as a part of the duo ArunaVikas)
    Shaque (Vinod Khanna, Shabana Azmi), Gehrayee (Dr.Lagu, Anant Nag, Amrish
    Puri), Situm (Smita Patil, Naseeruddin Shah), and Rihaee (Vinod Khanna, Hema
    Malini, Naseeruddin Shah), Patita Pavana & Patita Pavani (Sukanya Kulkarni, Raju
    Khandagale), Bhairavi (Ashwini Bhave, Sridhar), Keh Do Na (Simone Singh,
    Parveen Dabas), Tum (Manisha Koirala, Rajat Kapoor) and Firebrand in Marathi
    produced by Priyanka Chopra and released on Netflix in 2019.

    She has won 5 National awards for her documentaries, ‘Mallika Sarabhai’,
    ‘A New Paradigm’ and ‘Behind the Glass Wall’ the latter two which were about children with special needs.

    As a keen student and practitioner of ontology she has been involved in
    transformational work since 1997. She has been a Landmark Forum Leader and has
    led transformational programs for more than 50,000 people, also making a
    difference as a life coach and motivational speaker.

     

    Listen to her inspiring journey on Meri Kahani with Bhawana Somaaya.

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    • 26 min
    Meri Kahani Ft. Bharat Kumar, Chef | Founder- Ratatouille Diaries

    Meri Kahani Ft. Bharat Kumar, Chef | Founder- Ratatouille Diaries

    Bharat Kumar is the youngest guest on the podcast.
    His love for cooking encouraged him to start a venture aimed to create magic of creativity in tasteful cooking.
    Listen to him talk about how he developed his passion into a profession and what gives him the courage to start on his own cloud kitchen.

    He won the title of “Andheri Masterchef” organized by Amul Masterchef India 2015!
    To continue with the passion for experimenting with flavors and different cuisine he Introduces a new menu every week.

    Find out his inspiring experiences now on Meri Kahani with Bhawana Somaaya.

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    • 18 min
    Meri Kahani ft. Veena Nagda, Mehendi Stylist

    Meri Kahani ft. Veena Nagda, Mehendi Stylist

    Veena Nagda's life is a journey from a coy, cloistered girl to a celebrated Mehendi artist!

    Born to a middle-class conservative Jain family and the youngest of 5 sisters, she wasn’t allowed to pursue further studies after SSC despite achieving First Class, then. But this did not depress her as she was born to excel. So, she began doing embroidery on saris. However, Mehendi drew her attention so much that with a cone in hand and a simple desire to turn out good work, a modest 17-year old Mumbai teenager has parlayed what started out as a hobby into a thriving career 3 decades back.

    In the glitzy world of Bollywood, Veena Nagda has become so indispensable that director-producer Karan Johar has dubbed her the ‘Bollywood Mehendi Queen.’ Veena’s work has also featured in several Bollywood blockbusters such as Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham, Kal Ho Na Ho, Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai, God Tussi Great Ho, U Me Aur Hum, Patiyala House, Yeh Jawaani Hai Dewaani; and albums including Falguni Pathak’s Maine Payal Hai Chankari and Pankaj Udhas’s Janeman/ Sau Rang Barse.

     

    Listen to her inspiring story on Meri Kahani with Bhawana Somaaya.

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    • 26 min
    Meri kahani ft. Chhaya Momaya, Life Coach | Grooming and Image Consultant

    Meri kahani ft. Chhaya Momaya, Life Coach | Grooming and Image Consultant

    Hailing from a highly respected and prominent family VISSANJI KHIMJI OF shipping yards and rice mills in BURMA.
    Chhaya Momaya is a metaphor for sophistication, timeless style, and luxury entrepreneurship. India's most admired life coach has morphed personalities and careers of prominent industrialists, politicians, housewives, investment bankers and youngsters over the years. The couture-wearing, jet-setting stylista is the tallest figure to reckon with in Mumbai’s caviar circles. She is a self-made and self-taught professional whose name spells elegance and refinement. 

    Listen to his incredible journey on Meri Kahani with Bhawana Somaaya!

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    • 26 min
    Meri Kahani ft. Anu Ranjan, President - The Indian Television Academy

    Meri Kahani ft. Anu Ranjan, President - The Indian Television Academy

    The most respected brand amongst Indian women entrepreneurs.  President of The Indian Television Academy. Founder of The ITA Awards since 2001, GR8 Women Achiever Awards, NGO BETI Association – Charity for Women, Anchor & Producer of Reel or Real with Anu on Facebook. Television veteran with a 3-decade repertoire, Philanthropist and educationalist. Self-motivated multi-tasking entrepreneur and authentic visionary who changed the face of Indian Television.

    To garner and galvanize the entire TV fraternity under one umbrella, Anu envisaged The Indian Television Academy in 2001, with the cardinal aim of building bridges amongst the disparate sectors of this medium. As the President of The Indian Television Academy, she was the first person to introduce a structured system into the unorganised television segment to provide a ready platform for the industry to meet, interact and figure the future landscape

    Simultaneously she single-handedly launched the ITA Awards dedicated towards honouring personalities of the highest distinction from the television fraternity which assumed the throne of being India’s maiden television awards of repute. Today it completes its 20th year of existence in India. 

    Since then, she has turned ITA into an unqualified success story, whether by creating unprecedented welfare measures for its members; instituting the first ever totally TV centric awards; providing a pioneering platform for interaction amongst the different quarters of the industry by way of the seminar, “On Television”; providing mediation between channels and producers, creating awareness on bureaucratic flaws with a social welfare documentary “Who Cares”, so forth and so on.  

    Being an educator at heart, she co-founded The ITA School of Performing Arts which boasts of being a premier institution where veterans belonging to the performing arts industry impart training in acting, dancing, singing, modelling, image grooming with branches in Mumbai, Indore, Jaipur and Pune. 

    In 2003 she advanced a step further and launched a television-only centric glossy called GR8 TV Magazine to bring to the fore untold stories from the television world.

    Her pursuits for creating better working ethos for Indian television continued unabated. She instituted the Gr8 Women Awards to felicitate and celebrate women achievers from different walks of life in India and Middle East. Today the IP completes 2 decades since its inauguration and launched its maiden Dubai edition in 2011. 

    A grand milestone in her wide-ranging occupations has been the initiation of BETI Association-A Charity for Women in 2006 in conjunction with United Nations Population Fund. The NGO was launched to increase awareness around female foeticide, child abuse, girl child education and assistance to acid and rape victims. 

    Listen to his incredible journey on Meri Kahani with Bhawana Somaaya!

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    • 26 min
    Meri Kahani ft. Ajinkya Deo

    Meri Kahani ft. Ajinkya Deo

    Actor-Filmmaker Ajinkya Deo is the son of legendary actors Seema and Ramesh Deo.
    In his long and effective career, he has collected many State Awards and a National Award. 
    He has dabbled in Marathi films, Hindi films, television, and web series. He has directed feature films, documentaries, produced the pioneering "24" series starring Anil Kapoor, directed by his brother Abhinay Deo.

    He is on the board of several social institutions, engaged in academic and humanitarian causes.

    Listen to his incredible journey on Meri Kahani with Bhawana Somaaya!

     

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    • 27 min

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