Meet the Team

We’re a family of uniquely talented people who share a love for disruptive storytelling.

Karnesh Ssharma
Founder / Producer

Committed to meaningful storytelling and focused at promoting authentic clutter-breaking cinema.

Karnesh is invested in enriching women representation in cinema putting women at the centre of their projects.

Keen to take homegrown memorable cinema to the international audiences thus establishing a global appetite for progressive stories.

His vision for CSF is reflective in the company’s multi-award winning cumulus of movies and web-series, and is set to become globalized connecting purpose with creativity and cultures.

Manuj Mittra

With over two decades of industry experience, Manoj has been credited for critically acclaimed movies such as ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham’, ‘Desi Boys’, ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Phillauri’, ‘Paatal Lok’, ‘Bulbbul’, and the upcoming Netflix web-series ‘Mai’.

Manoj is an active cinema enthusiast, also, Co-founder to Shaadi Squad, a leading wedding planning & events company.

Saurabh Malhotra
Co-Producer, Head of Operations

Saurabh has over a decade of experience in movie production, best associated with successful cinema such as ‘Desi Boyz’, ‘Aisha’, ‘Khoobsurat’, ‘Pari’, ‘Phillauri’ and most recently, the Amazon Original web series ‘Paatal Lok’ and the Netflix Original film ‘Bulbbul’.

Saurabh is also Co-founder of Shaadi Squad, a leading wedding & events company.

Ankit Malik
Supervising Producer

Ankit has worked as 1st Assistant Director on several notable titles such as ‘Paatal Lok’, 'Selection Day', ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Ek Mai Aur Ekk Tu’ to name a few. He has rich experience in the entertainment business, and has also served as an Associate Director on upcoming series ‘Mai’.

Sudip Sharma
Showrunner/ Director/ Writer

Sudip, an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad is a passionate film-maker and critically acclaimed screenwriter with several notable films like 'NH10’, 'Udta Punjab' and 'Sonchiriya' (2019) to his credit, for which he received several awards and nominations.

He served as a Creative Producer for CSF on movies such as 'Phillauri' and 'Pari’, latest project includes the Amazon Prime Video show 'Paatal Lok’ as a Creator & Showrunner. He is also an Executive Producer on the under-production Netflix show 'Mai'.

Anshai Lal

Anshai made his directorial debut at CSF with ‘Phillauri’. Previously Anshai worked as an Assistant Director to the box office success ‘Pyaar Ke Side Effects’, followed by a renowned film ‘Chak De! India’. ‘Dostana’, ‘Housefull’ and ‘Himmatwala’ are some of the works that Anshai is proud to have assisted adding incredible value to his skill.

Anvitaa Dutt

Anwita is amongst the top tier of creators (credited as a Screenwriter, Lyricist and Director) leading the charge for female-first content in the country. She worked in advertising for over 14 years at top ad agencies such as Everest, Ogilvy, Value360.

She is Writer of the highly recognised film ‘Queen’ and Director of the critically acclaimed Netflix Original film Bulbbul and Netflix's upcoming Original film ‘Qala’.

Prosit Roy

Prosit, best known for directing path breaking CSF’s Web Series ‘Paatal Lok’ and his directorial debut movie ‘Pari’.

Equipped with the skills learnt in the years, he wrote, directed and produced the short film ‘Bloody Moustache’ in 2015. Prosit has disseminated his dexterity over the advertising ground as well, directing campaigns for leading brands such as Pampers, Amazon, HDFC Bank and Tata Sky. His debut campaign for ‘Pampers’ ranked amongst the Top-50 by Campaign India.