Our “Awesome” Founders
Ritesh Parikh (Founder & Managing Director) is one of the brainchild behind the concept of Awesome Internet Television. Ritesh has passion for the entertainment world from an early age and has always dreamed big and achieved success with his various projects in the entertainment world. Ritesh has extensive experience in numerous aspects of entertainment industry for over 20 years working with various artists. Under the banner Aary Films, Ritesh has created, casted and produced a full feature Hindi film, a English short film, and produced 2 films shot simultaneously in 2 different languages, all of the films were shot entirely in the USA. Ritesh, as worked on the multiple aspects of the entertainment niche from the conception to distribution. Professionally, Ritesh has recognized expertise in business management & marketing with specialization in finance. He has an MBA in Finance, and he’s a Certified Global Business Leader. Aary Films aims to create independent cinema with new era & produce high quality cinema that is accepted and appreciated by audiences across the world and continue its journey of bringing independent, talented, respected and enjoyable cinema which will be appreciated by all audiences across the globe.
Nutan Kalamdani (Founder & Managing Director) is one of the brainchild behind the concept of Awesome Internet Television. She is a well-known media personality and community member in New Jersey. Although she has a degree in Architecture & Interior Design, she has shifted her interests into the business of Media, Events, PR, Design and Production for over a decade now. She hails from an affluent family in Bombay, where art and culture was almost an integral part of her life. She has been actively involved in the Indian community activities and events in New York and New Jersey for over a decade. She also ran for office in the township of Woodbridge, NJ for the council position in the year 2009, creating history by being the first Indian to contest elections in that town and being the first female in doing so. She is also the Founder & President of Cineviews Media – a PR, Events and Production Company. Nutan has completed numerous Hindi, English & Telugu films as a Line Producer/Production Manager/ Associate Producer / Executive Producer, shot in the USA and has also been a Publicist for several movie projects in the USA. Being a local celeb herself, she remains friendly, modest and very grounded.
Board of Advisors
John PerryAdvisory Board
John Perry (Advisory Board) is one of the most senior Indian journalist and much respected in the field of Media and Journalism in the Globally. Known for his unique style of reporting, he succeeded in launching other publications including Desi Talk and India Worldwide. Later, he launched News India TV, News India Radio, TV 10 and Israel Calling radio programs on the East Coast.
Subroto BhattacharyaAdvisory Board
An experienced C-level business and media executive responsible for globally building television and entertainment companies into top revenue performers with over two decades of experience in media, broadcasting sales and marketing.
Shailesh JhalaniAdvisory Board
Marketing & Accounting graduate from NYU, developed a deep passion for the jewelry business, His people skills and his knack for assessing a customer's desire for the right jewelry quickly made him a successful businessman.
Jeetender SinghAdvisory Board
MBA in Strategy and MS IS from the Boston University. He has over 15 years of senior management experience. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and a seasoned Ecommerce professional.
Thakor BulsaraCommunity Liaison
Thakor Bulsara is a community man that has gathered the culture and people of India in Edison, New Jersey since 1976. He has been involved with more than 125 Indian Associations in the Tri-state area. Thakor is no less than a local celebrity himself.