Lalit Sharma
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

"If you can't solve the problem, it's because you're playing by the rules"

Lalit is one of India’s leading creative content producers with rich experience in business management.

A pioneer in television content industry, Lalit, a visionary, envisions his company Colosceum Media to be known as a ‘content driven, focused company’. The flagship television franchisee shows like Masterchef, Roadies & Splitsvilla are endorsement to his vision.

Lalit co-founded Colosceum Media in 2007, and with his business acumen, the company today is a cynosure in the television market, spearheading the emergence of innovative and compelling content providing cross-platform perspective.

Lalit started his career with Star India 16 years ago and was soon promoted to AVP of Operations & Commercials for Channel [V]. Here, he was responsible for managing the company's production and execution activities. Lalit was also responsible for the commercial planning for other channels of the network.

Lalit is a commerce graduate from Delhi University and loves attending live music concerts. In his free time, he likes reading and playing Football. Lalit is an avid marathoner and believes that adrenaline-rush activities keeps the mind fresh and prepares him to take up challenging roles.

Kaveri Mehrotra
Creative Head

Yoga is Kaveri’s driving force and television is its testing ground. After a 5 year hiatus from hardcore television, she finds it interesting to be back with a new approach to work. However some things remain the same – working with teams is still the most exciting part and giving them alternate names is mandatory. In her spare time (if any!) she likes to paint and read. She would also really like Google to speed up their work on the brain implant.

Akhila Adige
Senior Executive Producer

With over 10 years of experience, Akhila has seen the good & the very good of the television industry (There’s no bad in her dictionary!). The love of meeting new people & travelling to new places is something that instantly sealed the deal with her & this industry. Being surrounded by laughter is a must and this is her mantra for a healthy work environment. With creativity seeping out of every pore, she spends her occasional downtime doodling paper, shoes & basically any other surface that she finds vacant!
An instant source of happiness for Akhila are animals and spending time with them is a must!

Gautam Deva
Associate Creative Director

Gautam has worked across the gamut of television programming. He began his career in Mumbai directing fiction series such as Aayushman, Haqikat, Acting & Dance Academy, Galti Kiski. He then took the plunge in waters overseas and was based out of Dubai for the better part of a decade, working on non-fiction programming for South East Asian broadcasters. Home called and his first assignment on return was as ACD on Masterchef. He is the resident Mr Cool-When-Its-Hot-All-Round. Away from work, Gautam enjoys toying with DIY tools and experimenting in the kitchen.

Jayesh Gokalgandhi
Chief Financial Officer - (CFO)

When there’s money on your mind, you go to Jayesh. A CA with over a decade’s experience in organisations like Endemol, Group M and Kunal Kohli Productions, there isn’t a financial riddle that he can’t solve. He heads financial, commercial, legal and administrative functions at Colosceum. Much more than a CFO to our company, he’s an integral part of the team today.

​Girish Balan
Vice President- Production & Operations

In a short span of time Girish has successfully led operations for all Colosceum projects and is an irreplaceable team member. His success comes from focus and his acumen that has been garnered from his 20 + years in the industry. With punctuality being his calling card, he is a leader who inspires performance by example. His past associations include shows with Sony, Star, Zee and other leading networks. Some of Girish's prominent projects are IPL, Big Boss, MasterChef, Power Couple, Roadies and Splitsvilla.

Naina Fadia
Asst. Manager Administration

With over 12 years of experience in administration, managing Companies and Principals of various nationalities - majorly Japanese, Naina likes it when we call her Naina ‘San’. Truly for her, it has been a career joy ride from Textiles to Diagnostics to Real Estate and we are glad to have her settled now with Colosceum Media. Naina liases with the HR, Accounts and Production to ensure proper sailing. She puts her administration experience to good use by making Colosceum team members feel at home all the time!

CREATIVE CONSULTANTS

Vikrant Bhardwaj

His biggest weapon is also his favourite oxymoron, common-sense. At Colosceum, he has been the creative head on Masterchef and Mountain Dew Xtreme Tour, and directed LG Mallika –E – Kitchen. He betrayed Delhi for television, but the Delhi drive and wit keeps him going. The days in Mumbai are spent juggling between testing TV production schedules and even tougher levels of FIFA on PS3 .