Richa-khandelwal

Richa Khandelwal Bhat is the CEO of Keshava Productions Pvt. Ltd. & Managing Director of Narayana’s ArtNirbhar Bharat Foundation.

Richa’s productions for television and films have won international awards, prime-time slots and emotional reactions from viewers across the globe. Her production company has recently been empanelled at the National Films Development Corporation, and is now set to create groundbreaking entertainment content from India for the world market.

In her 7 years of working in India, she has worked with clients like Decathlon, ITC, Walmart, Asian Paints, Government of Karnataka, Manipal Global and Indian Air Force to name a few. She was awarded the Professional Achiever of the Year in 2018 by eMERG. She was also among the 40 women entrepreneurs shortlisted by Walmart for the prestigious WEDP graduation in 2019. Her screenplay for the short film Spiral of Silence has won several international awards for best screenplay in 2018.

While in New York, she produced SCCC presents MasterMinds, quiz shows and talk shows “Impact” and “Theatre Talk” on famous broadway shows for Proctors, Schenectady, New York. Richa’s 1-hour documentary film, Canada Curry, won the Special Jury Award at TV Cogeco’s Star Awards in Ontario, Canada in 2008. Her first short film, Aatma, won the Best Documentary Award at Millbrook International Film Festival in 2007.

For three years before moving to North America, Richa worked as a television reporter and news anchor for Sahara Samay News Channel, India. She also worked as a freelance reporter for the Hindustan Times – India’s leading national daily. In her two years in the Toronto neighbourhood, she wrote a column for the Peterborough Examiner and also worked on a number of independent film projects with local filmmakers.

Richa has completed certificate courses in Feature Film Writing at the University of California in LA and in Creative Writing at Trent University, Canada.