SIKH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2011: RED CARPET
October 14, 2011 | Asia Society & Museum
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York, NY
Red Carpet Hosts
Rohini is the Director of Strategic Entertainment for Saavn, the world's largest digital marketer and distributor of Bollywood entertainment. In her role, she leads the company's entertainment properties and partnerships across web and television. Notably, Rohini was instrumental to the success of Saavn's IFC partnership on Bollywood Hero and Wake-up to Bollywood and brought a variety of skills to the table including casting notes, marketing direction, public relations support, music supervision, and film curation. Currently, she is executive producing a soon-to-be-announced television show on a cable major network. Rohini is passionate about entertainment and modeled in India for a brief period. In that time, she met the top players in the industry and landed several prestigious gigs including major TV commercials for Bombay Dyeing, Kit Kat, Siyaram, Fair and Lovely and print campaigns for Godrej, Spykar, Roopkala, and Ghanna Singh Jewelers. She even had a cameo in the blockbuster Jab We Met starring Shahid Kapoor.
Neelu is a New York based actress and who is currently shooting her first Bollywood feature film with stars such as Sri Devi and Amitabh Bachchan. It's called English Vinglish and is directed by R Balki's wife, Gauri Shinde. Sodhi has also worked in various television commercials and print advertisements for Country Living Magazine, Clinque, GE, Bloomberg, Amazon Kindle, Lilly Pharmaceutical, and many more. Neelu has been studying acting under Wynn Handman, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the American Place Theatre and can be seen performing improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Economics and International Studies from the University of Connecticut Neelu went on to join the financial industry in New York. She worked for major firms such as Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Trust Company of the West (TCW) where she worked in investor relations within the Leveraged Finance Group.
Neelu is working on several projects across the industry. For more information please visit www.neelusodhi.com.