Mr. Ashish S Kulkarni
Ashish S Kulkarni has been a pioneering force in the development and success of animation production in India. A journey that began in 1995, Ashish was instrumental in cultivating India as the foremost outsourcing platform for animation with industry giants like Disney, Warner Bros., Sony and Dreamworks.
He founded Punnaryug Artvision Pvt Ltd & Screenyug Creations Pvt Ltd and headed the Reliance Animation & Reliance AIMS as the CEO. In 2015, he was awarded The Creative Entrepreneur of the Year award by Entrepreneur Magazine. For his relentless work in the business of animation and for his effort in building an ecosystem for the animation, gaming, visual effects and comics sector in India, Ashish was honored with an Honorary Doctorate in Business.
On the education front, Ashish has designed curriculums for institutions like Whistling Woods, Manipal University, University of Mumbai, etc., and has also served on the academic council of FTII-Pune & TISS-Mumbai.