Ram
Madhvani

With over 20 years of experience in the profession Ram Madhvani has worked with every important advertising agency in the country to become one of India's most respected filmmakers.

In recognition of his prodigious talent and for his contributions to advertising Ram has been honoured with the coveted Teachers Achievement Award (2004-2005).

In 2006 Ram made the Indian advertising fraternity proud by winning a bronze and a silver lion at Cannes for the Happydent White commercial. In 2015 "Happydent" has also been voted one of the Top 20 commercials of the millennium by the Gunn Report. The only Indian Ad in that list.

In 2007 he was chosen amongst the top 10 Directors in the Asia Pacific region and was ranked number 11 in the most awarded Directors by the Gunn report.

Two commercials (Happydent and LMN) that Ram directed were amongst the Top 20 of the last twenty years in the Shots magazine which had the Best of Asia Pacific, the same issue featured the Hippo commercial that he directed.

In 2011 Ram was President of the Jury for Film Craft at Adfest Bangkok.

Ram has also made his mark as a director in worlds other than advertising.

His debut feature film Let's Talk premiered at the Locarno Film Festival. It then went on to win the Screen "Best Actor" award and "Best Debut Director" at the Srinivas Gollapudi National Awards.

Ram's documentary, Everlasting Light, showcased India's superstar, Amitabh Bachchan, at the Lincoln Center in New York. Richard Peña, Director of the Lincoln Center, wrote: "It is rare that a film on an artist is itself a work of art."

In 2007, Aamir Khan asked Ram to direct the inventive "Bhejakum" song for his path-breaking film Taare Zameen Par.

In 2012, Ram was again approached by Aamir Khan to direct the official theme song video for his TV series "Satyamev Jayate." 

In February 2015, Ram set off on his next adventure with his biographical film on Neerja Bhanot - Neerja, with Sonam Kapoor and Shabana Azmi; under the banner of Fox Star Studios and Bling Unplugged, with Equinox Features  being Associate Producer, the film released on Feb 19th 2016 and has been a huge success both critically and commercially. Neerja has been the highest grossing Indian film with a female lead in the history of Indian cinema. Most reviewers gave the film 4 to 4.5 stars.

Ram continues to enrich his cinematic journey with his feature and advertising work.