Producer at BizTV Network | Managing Director of Aries Telecasting Pvt. Ltd | Managing Director – Aries Interiors LLC
A Self made entrepreneur with a dream of making a name in the cut-throat patriarchal business world, Mrs. Abhini Sohan is a Producer at BizTV Network and Managing Director of Aries Telecasting Pvt Ltd and Aries Interiors LLC, the movie production, television and interior wings of Aries Group of Companies respectively, a multinational conglomerate of 43 companies in 15 countries.
Mrs. Sohan has always had a special inclination towards arts and craft. With a Diploma in Interior Designing, she is also a trained classical dancer and loves devoting her time in training children in making handicrafts. Her journey from Arts – Craft teacher to the world of business has been extremely challenging and fearful, but she endured the obstacles converting her path towards success a self evolving and satisfying one.
She started her entrepreneurship with Aries Interiors LLC, a competent firm, technically robust with the presence of expert engineering personnel having rich experience in the industry. The company also has an outsourcing unit in Cochin, India. Aries Interiors specializes in state-of-the-art interior solutions to create an uncluttered and well-groomed environment. Their finesse lies in their ability to effectively make use of space alongside lights and colors that enhance the mood of people. Aries Interiors provide comprehensive technical consultancy and project management services to the construction industry. Their objective is to offer cost-effective, speedy and credible service to the satisfaction of clients.
Later, her passions diversified to the ever glam field of Movie production. Supporting the dreams and aspirations of her husband, Oscar Selected Hollywood Director, Sohan Roy, she associated with his first directorial debut, DAM999 as Associate Producer and also contributed her skills as a Costume Designer for the movie.
DAM999 was the first international 3D movie from India which won various awards and accolades in National and International film festival circuits. The movie was also bestowed with 5 Oscar Short listings in 3 categories in 2012. The movie was produced under the banner of BizTV Networks, a multi ventured production house encouraging independent filmmakers to rediscover the spirit of story-telling.
With the success of DAM999, Mrs. Sohan took over as Producer at BizTV Network and involved herself in her next successful venture Saint Dracula 3D, directed by Rupesh Paul. The movie was a second stereoscopic 3D film to be made on the story of Count Dracula. Saint Dracula 3D received 3 Oscar selections in 2 categories in 2013 and was appreciated widely.
Actively involved in social initiatives and activities she actively involved herself with the World’s First Charity Movie by Aries Group, ‘JALAM’, directed by M. Padmakumar. Narrating the story of a widow facing challenges with her kid in the city, for a piece of land to live, the movie was selected for the Best Picture, Original Score and Original Song (4 songs) categories at the 88th Academy Awards. The movie is still growing enjoying its share of appreciations for its theme at National and International film circuits. The movie also started a campaign urging audiences to ‘Buy a Ticket and Contribute a Brick’. The complete revenue generated by the movie was handed over for the rehabilitation of the landless people of Idduki. Her next project as a producer is Aickarakkonathe Bhishaguaranmaar, which will be released on 5th October under Aries Telecasting Pvt. Ltd.
Under her leadership, BizTV Network has flourished to become a full fledged production house that appreciates and invites fresh content and storytelling ideas which can inspire film enthusiasts all over the world. Equipped with ultra modern technology, BizTV Network focuses on services to deliver creative promotion and advertising solutions creating new offbeat strategies to bring products to the market. BizTV Network also promotes, Marine BizTV, the 24hr free to air global maritime channel that serves as a unique platform for international maritime activities and Medi BizTV, a 24 hour free to air satellite TV channel dedicated to serve and spread the message of healthy living.
Mrs. Sohan is also the Managing Director of Aries Telecasting Pvt. Ltd., a creative powerhouse housing techno-creative minds offering customized solutions in Pre & Post production services, Preview theatre, film promotion and services, Oscar consultancy and much more. They are a one-stop-shop for all media related activities, starting from inception and conceptualization.
She is also a part of Project Indywood, a revolutionary venture conceptualized by Sohan Roy to integrate and transform the Indian film industry to place it on top of Hollywood within 5 years. The project includes having 10,000 new generation multiplex screens across India with high definition 3D projection and ATMOS sound design with the support of potential NRI investors. The vision of the project is to brand and market Indian movies globally through various Film Festivals and Film Markets and to establish India as the venue for the largest Film Festival and Film Market in the world.
Besides devoting her time to entrepreneurship, she also involves herself with various CSR activities along with her husband. She was a part of the Women Empowerment Programme in the Middle East which aimed to prepare women to equip themselves with the latest trends and be a part of the employment demand & supply market; ‘One Day Salary Challenge’ campaign to donate at least their one day salary to support the earthquake stricken Nepal; Chennai CSR activities to lend a helping hand to more than 150 rural families for reconstruction of their houses which were lost in the calamity; Green preservation efforts wherein Aries will plant more than 250 plant varieties and cultivate paddy in 10 acres of land at Desamangalam, Kerala and providing Aries Scholarships to the brightest, deserving and hard working students in the country. She is also a part of ‘Save our Children Campaign’ organised to make India – Beggar Free. Tracking child beggars, identifying them and rehabilitate them in support centers is the major agenda of this campaign. From Charity drives to working for social causes, Mrs. Sohan is now an inspiration for many young female entrepreneurs in the country.
She is a doting mother to her twin daughters Nirmalya and Nivedya, Pursuing Masters Program in Naval Architecture at the University of Southampton, UK.
Mrs. Abhini Sohan has a daring spirit to reach her goals and make it to the position which she has always dreamed off. She is a true idol for women around the world that have an insatiable desire to chase their dreams.
Awards and Achievements
For her outstanding achievements in Business and Social Service initiatives, Ms. Abhini Sohan Roy was recently honored bestowed with the Indian Achievers’ Award for Business Excellence during 42nd National Seminar held at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.
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