Men Behind The Scenes


Gordhan P. Tanwani: Chairman and Managing Director

Mr.Gordhan P. Tanwani established Baba Films a production house with Ajhai Acharya in 1995; the production company had Produced 5 Films under the production banner from the year 1995 to 2004. In 2003 he took over the Company has been one of the Promoters and Executive Director since 2003.

Nikhil Gordhan Tanwani : Whole Time Director

Mr.Nikhil Tanwani is young and dynamic second generation entrepreneur. He has done his BA Honors in Business & International Finance, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, United Kingdom and has experience in the field of Film & Television Production, Content Development, Acquisition, Content Licensing for Cinematic, TV, Digital and OTT platforms. He is adept at Negotiation of Commercial and Legal Contract etc.

Malavika Acharya: Director

Smt. Malavika Acharya is a Commerce Graduate and she has done her PGDBM Course from Sydenham College, Mumbai. She has also done Certificate Course in Film Making and Direction from Sense India Foundation’s Media Research and Education Forum. Apart from this she has also done Certificate Course in Green House Management and Certificate Course in Interior Designing. She is having experience of over 15 years in Film Making. She has also worked as Interior Designer on freelance basis. She was appointed as Director on 01-04-2015.

Shri Hasmukh Nanji Shah: Independent Director

Shri Hasmukh Nanji Shah is a leader in the movie business since 1980s. He started his career with the trading of white goods and his electronics store by name “Modern Electronics” emerged as a leading Consumer Electronics showroom in Mumbai. He then began manufacturing of pre-recorded video cassettes under the banner of “Time Audio”. In 1997, all of Time’s activities were integrated under Time Media and Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. In the late 1990s, Time was involved in the licensing of film video content to numerous TV channels as it held a large library of titles with copyrights. Time produced & presented 35+ Bollywood Blockbusters such as Vijay Path, Sabse Bada Khiladi, Krishna, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Kurukshetra, Hu Tu Tu, Jodi No. 1, The Hero-Love Story of a Spy and many other titles. Television came next and serials like Dishayen, Khushiyaan, Sanskar and others were produced for Doordarshan. Time’s gamut of businesses included film distribution and saw success with Gadar-Ek Prem Katha on the Bombay circuit. He also ventured into the film exhibition business in 2007 with Gold Cinema, which has blossomed into a leading chain of cinemas with a wide presence across 9 states in India. Currently looking after the complete management and expansion of Gold Cinema.


Mr. Shekhar Mennon: Independent Director

Mr. Shekhar Mennon a Law Graduate and also a Fellow Member of ICSI. He is a Media & IP Lawyer having experience of more than two & half decades with comprehensive exposure in legal, business, and strategic functions in TMT Industries- (Technology, Media and Telecommunication), Copyrights Societies, M & E Associations and Broadcasting Organisations. A pragmatic attorney who methodically advises clients in cross-border Intellectual property transactions, negotiating complex new media contracts, financing with corporate direct and indirect taxation advisory , addressing the value gap implementation on Meta-verse compliances for blockchain, Artificial Intelligence / data analytics on virtual reality with different types of utility tokens and virtual collectibles (NFTs) for digital economy or entering innovative new markets, or navigating changes to intellectual property legislations. Further, regularly advises for major Film banners / labels, artists, performers, directors, production houses, Copyright administration societies, associations, music publishers, digital companies and OTT platforms. Presently, he is practicing at Bombay High Court as well as in Supreme Court of India.

Hemraj Chheda: Independent Director

Mr.Hemraj Chheda is qualified Chartered Accountant (CA), Cost Accountant, Company Secretary, and Law Graduate. He has extensive 42 years practice experience as Chartered Accountant in various aspects of accounting, taxation and financial consulting. He has worked with diverse range of clients across different industries, as Auditor, Tax and Corporate Advisor, giving him a well rounded understanding of business operations and challenges.

Naishaidh H. Mankad: Company Secretary

Naishaidh H. Mankad is a Company Secretary by Profession and has gained his experience in the fields of Corporate Affairs, Finance Banking and Accounts over a period of more than 30 years. He is a qualified B.S.C.L.L.B.C.A.I.I.B.A.CS and has been working with Baba Arts since 2003. He is also a Compliance Officer of Baba Arts Ltd., he oversees the Corporate Affairs, Finance and Accounting of the Company.

Ajay D. Acharya: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Shri Ajay D. Acharya is Commerce Graduate and having more than 30 years’ Experience in handling own Business, specially taking Important Financial Decisions, Accounting & Administration.

He is a Co – Producer in Production of Movies under the Baba Films established by Shri Gordhan P. Tanwani.