Mr. Shashikant Dhavle began his journey with Devgn’s family
since Mr. Veeru Devgn Veteran Action director has started the film editing studio in the
year 1984, where he was handling editing of major projects. Later, when the Devgn family
started their Film Production company in the year 1997, Mr. Shashikant took over the
responsibility of handling the production division. Under his guidance, Devgn’s group viz.
Devgn Films, Devgn Film Combine, Devgn Arts, Ajay Devgn Ffilms, produced number of films
mainly which includes Hindustan Ki Kasam, Raju Chacha, Dil Kya Kare, U Me or Hum, All The
Best, Son of Sardar and Shivaay.
Presently, he is supervising the upcoming ambitious venture TAANAJI by Ajay Devgn Ffilms.
Setting goals for departments and individual managers & providing inputs for business and
strategic planning are some of his key roles in the company. Along with this he is
responsible for reviewing admin policy, supervising marketing efforts & contributing to the
leadership of the organisation as a whole.
In NY VFXWAALA his responsibility is also to ensure that all the documents are accurate and
administrative work of all the employees in VFX studios go to the HR, Accounts and
Operations. He also has to Monitor that the SOP is following appropriately, licensing with
clients in terms of the VFX projects and legal Due Diligence.
Nilesh Ghag (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr. Nilesh began his journey with Ajay Devgn’s group
companies as an Assistant General Manager Finance and over a period of time, his devotion
towards work, experience and skills leads him to serve as a Chief Financial Officer of
Group companies of Mr. Devgn which includes Ajay Devgn Ffilms, NY VFXWAALA LLP, NY DI-
WAALA, Devgn Entertainment and Software Ltd, Nysa Yug Entertainment and many others. He is
also serving as Management Committee member of NY Cinemas LLP.
Nilesh has proven 20 years of progressive and diverse track record of financial leadership
in the Entertainment sector. He has been an integral part as well as witness of Mr.
Devgn’s successful business journey from starting of feature film production house till
todays Cinema & multiplex venture.
He has handled 28 group companies, which includes manufacturing units and investment and
trading companies in financial instruments and stock market, Amforge was the second largest
forging company to provide maximum number of automobile parts to the automobile industry.
During his tenure of work, he has held several leadership positions, assisting financial
controller in terms of daily reporting system of finance and accounts team of parent as
well as group of companies, along with additional duties to be helping hand to company
Nilesh Ghag, being a Chief Financial Officer of the group companies is accountable for the
Financial, Administrative, Operations and Risk Management of the company, to include the
development of a financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, and the
ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets
and report accurate financial results.
N. VINOTH GANESH (Chief Operating Officer)
An Electrical Engineer from the Annamalai
University in Tamil Nadu and a Diploma holder in Flint from Penta Media Graphics, Mr.
Vinoth Ganesh embarked on his professional journey in 2000.
Since then he has worked with numerous production houses like Penta Media Graphics, Real
Image Technologies, EFX, Reliance Media Works where he has developed a slew of skills
overseeing the rendering of visual effects and overall VFX production.
Armed with the experience of working on over 300 films, he has attained immense knowledge
of pre to post production processes and the Digital Intermediate pipeline. His experience
sees him positioned in the role of Chief Operating officer for NY VFXWAALA Studios. He
effectively assigns and manages teams for various VFX projects for the studio. Apart from
this, he is actively involved with the financial team for the budgetary management of the
studio. Executing every responsibility with panache, he further takes an interest in
production management. Looked up to and respected by one and all, this dynamic powerhouse
can be counted on to deliver projects and manage his day to day responsibilities with ease,
often exceeding expectations.
PANKAJ KALBENDE (VFX Supervisor)
Beginning his career in 2004, this young stalwart has worked
as a VFX supervisor on over 100 films. Pankaj has a creative eye and also an outstanding
team management ability. With More than 14 years of experience in visual effects industry, Pankaj has delivered superior quality visuals. He is also an expert in solving difficult
projects whenever there is any form of a roadblock.
He supervised a complex delivery for the movie Shivaay which had more than 3000 shots which
won the 64th National award.
Pankaj has shown exponential growth in our company and his enthusiastic nature to get the
work done with best quality makes him a very important member of our management family.
His visuals and effects have catapulted a regional Marathi film to be nominated by the
Oscars in 2009. Apart from this, he contributed as VFX supervisor in films like Shivaay,
Padmaavat, Ram Leela and many more. He works in collaboration with the Post-Production Manager on tasks such as budget, planning and client relations. His extraordinary leadership and creatives skill makes him an invaluable asset to NY VFXWAALA.
SANJIV NAIK (VFX Supervisor)
After his graduation in fine arts from the Goa University,
Sanjiv began his professional career in 2003 with USL-WOD. Working with noteworthy studios
and media houses has enabled him to deliver awe inspiring visuals in over a 100 big banner
films. His contribution is also noted in the Hollywood film- The King’s Speech and
Bollywood’s Jagga Jasoos which bagged the IIFA Award for Best VFX.
Sanjiv has excellent leadership skills and is a master at handling his team and guiding
them to achieve and perform to their maximum capabilities. A planner by nature, each and
every step is very well calculated
Sanjiv is responsible for the production of visual effects on the project that is assigned
to him. A key consultant of the project’s Director, he is responsible for the technical and
artistic quality of the shots. The standard of quality is established during his exchanges
with the Director and production staff. He must therefore understand and interpret the
Director’s intentions and also be conscious of the project’s budget constraints set by the
production team. He works in collaboration with the Post-Production Manager on tasks such
as budget, planning and client relations.