Sakett Saawhney

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Born (1979-07-13) 13 July 1979 (age 42)
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materMithibai College, Vile Parle
OccupationFilm producer
Years active1996–present
Spouse(s)
Riti Saawhney (m. 2009)

Sakett Saawhney is an Indian film and television producer who hails from Mumbai, Maharashtra.[1][2]

Career

1996-1997: breakthrough

Saawhney started off his career with Vivek Agnihotri as an assistant director on Saturday Suspense, Love Story (Indian TV series)|Love Story and X Zone episodic series.[3][4]

2003-2009: moving up

Saawhney moved to Balaji Telefilms as an executive producer and spearheaded the production of many shows in his tenure and also a few movies under the newly opened Balaji Motion Pictures under the tutelage of Chief executive officer Mr. Ramesh Sippy. In 2009, he resigned as the General manager production.[5]

2010: formed a production company

Saawhney in early 2010, formed a company known as Flying Turtle Films with Shabir Ahluwalia.[6] By the end of 2013, he joined Balaji Motion Pictures in the capacity of Head of Production of Films and worked on many films till 2016.[7] Saawhney recently produced the web series Fixerr in 2019 for ALT balaji and ZEE5.[8]

Early life

Saawhney in his early years grew up in the modest neighbourhood of Antop Hill in Mumbai with his parents. His early education was performed in IES school Dadar. the family shifted to the western suburbs in Versova and he did the rest of education in Bhavan's School, Andheri. Saawhney shifted to Mithibai College to pursue his college education in the commerce stream until he decided to give the entertainment industry a try and began working at an early age of 16.[9]

Personal life

Saawhney's parents originate from Kashmir and migrated to Delhi after the partition in 1948. His father Brij Bhushan Saawhney is a topper of 1971 batch at the National School of Drama, Delhi. Once he moved to Mumbai, he worked in many films and television serials like Nukkad. He was also part of the AIR as a senior announcer and retired a few years back after working for almost four decades. He is also known to be the voice for several hundred advertisements and of lead actors of many south Indian films dubbed in Hindi. Saawhney's mother Asha Saawhney was also a renowned announcer with AIR and worked there for almost two decades before she passed away in 1999. Saawhney has a younger sister and sakett is married to Riti Saawhney.[2]

Filmography

Films

Year Film Producer Head of Production General Manager of Production Associate Producer
2016 Great Grand Masti Yes
2016 Azhar Yes
2016 Kyaa Kool Hain Hum 3 Yes
2014 Main Tera Hero Yes
2014 Ragini MMS 2 Yes
2014 Ek Villain Yes
2009 Toofan (2013 film) Yes
2009 Zanjeer (2013 film) Yes
2008 EMI (film) Yes
2008 C Kkompany Yes
2008 Mission Istaanbul Yes

Television

Year Film/Series Channel Producer Head of Production General Manager of Production Associate Producer Executive Producer Assistant Director Production Incharge
2013 Savitri - EK Prem Kahani Life OK Yes
2013 Kahaani Hamaaray Mahaabhaarat Ki 9X Yes
2010 Ganga Kii Dheej Sahara One Yes
2009 Pyaar Ka Bandhan Sony TV Yes
2009 Bandani Imagine TV Yes
2009 Pavitra Rishta ZEE TV Yes
2009 Kitani Mohabbat Hai Imagine TV Yes
2009 Bairi Piya Colors TV Yes
2009 Bayttaab Dil Kee Tamanna Hai Sony Entertainment Television Yes
2008 Kis Desh Mein Hai Meraa Dil StarPlus Yes
2008 Tujh Sang Preet Lagai Sajna (2008 TV series) StarPlus Yes
2007 Kayamath StarPlus Yes
2007 Kasturi (TV series) StarPlus Yes
2006 Karam Apnaa Apnaa StarPlus Yes
2006 Kasamh Se Zee TV Yes
2006 Kyaa Hoga Nimmo Kaa Star One Yes
2005 Kkavyanjali StarPlus Yes
2004 Kesar StarPlus Yes
2004 Kitni Mast Hai Zindagi MTV India Yes
2004 Kkoi Dil Mein Hai Sony TV Yes
2003 Kahiin to Hoga StarPlus Yes
2001 Kkusum Sony Entertainment Television Yes
2000 Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi StarPlus Yes
1999 Rishtey (TV series) Zee TV Yes
1998 X Zone (Sikander) Zee TV Yes
1998 Mastermind India BBC Television Yes
1997 Saturday Suspense Zee TV Yes
1995 Hum Paanch (TV series) Zee TV Yes

Web series

Year Film/Series Network Producer Writer Creator
2019 Fixerr ALT balaji and ZEE5 Yes Yes

Controversies

June 2019: Attacked by drunk goons

Saawhney and the cast and crew (including Mahie Gill) of altbalaji's show fixerr in June 2019, were allegedly attacked by drunk goons during the filming.[10][11]

References

  1. Team, Tellychakkar. "The journey of Sakett Saawhney in the field of production". Tellychakkar.com. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Sakett Saawhney: There are only two types of shows; those that work and the ones that don't - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  3. "The journey of Sakett Saawhney in the field of production". BollywoodTales. 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  4. "'I gathered great experience under the guidance of Ekta ma'am'- Sakett Saawhney". India Forums. Retrieved 2020-07-20.
  5. Master, Bollywood (2018-09-30). "Indian audience can handle bold content, says Sakett Saawhney". BollywoodTales. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  6. World, Republic. "Did you know Shabir Ahluwalia owned a production house 'Flying Turtle' with his friends?". Republic World. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  7. Editor - (2018-09-18). "Sakett Saawhney directs music video featuring Shantanu Maheshwari and Vrushika Mehta". Bollywood Couch. Retrieved 2020-06-23.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  8. "Sakett Saawhney To Launch Web Show Titled Fixer?". Bollyy. 2019-03-28. Retrieved 2020-06-23.
  9. "Sakett Saawhney". The Speak Today. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
  10. "Actress Mahie Gill and Other Cast, Crew of ALTBalaji Show Allegedly Beaten Up By 'Drunk' Goons". News18. 2019-06-20. Retrieved 2020-06-27.
  11. "Mahie Gill and team allegedly assaulted on shoot, seven arrested". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-07-10.

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