Meet the Team

Paani Foundation’s team comprises film-makers, communicators and a robust, full-time staff on ground, rich with experience in agriculture, water and soil conservation, and community mobilisation.

Aamir Khan
Founder

Kiran Rao
Founder

Satyajit Bhatkal
Chief Executive Officer

Reena Dutta
Chief Operating Officer

Lancy Fernandes
Head of Training

Dr. Avinash Pol
Pramukh Margadarshak

Suresh Bhatia
Creative Director

Christopher Rego
Creative Head

Rajiv Luthra
Founder & Managing
Partner – Luthra & Luthra
Law Offices
(Board Member)

B Srinivas Rao
Associate Producer –
Aamir Khan Productions
(Board Member)

Anand Desai
Managing Partner –
DSK Legal
(Board Member)

Suresh Bhatia
Creative Head

Christopher Rego
Creative Director

Neeraj Narkar
Creative Associate

Vaibhav Hiwase
Creative Associate

Apurva Bardapurkar
Editor

Hemant Patil
Illustrator

Neileshchandra Bhatkal
Head – Data, Equipment and Storage

Vijay Kumbhar
Manager – Data, Equipment and Storage

Aaba Lad
Pune and Satara

Satyavan Deshmukh
Nagpur, Amravati, Wardha

Santosh Shingare
Beed, Nanded, Hingoli

Hina Mujawar
Sangli

Pralhad Arsul
Aurangabad

Subhash Nanawate
Washim and Akola

Sukhdev Bhosale
Jalgaon and Nandurbar

Vikas Gaikwad
Solapur

Vikram Fatak
Ahmadnagar and Nashik

Namrata Bhingarde
Head – Social Media

Kapileshwar Bodke
Editor

Lipi Mehta
Lead – Outreach and Partnerships

Rajesh Hivare

Ravindra Pomane

Sandesh Karande

Sumit Gorle

 Onkar Surve

Jyoti Surve

Kailas Jadhav

Pooja Shelar

Prashant Deole

Rita Thavkar

Roufahemad Sayyad

Seema Taksande

Suvarna Shinde

Ziya Bano Sayyed

Pranay Goriwale

Jeevan Gawande

Samiksha Pimpalkar

Ujwal Bolwar

Vinod Thombre

Sharad Bhangade

Nikhil Joshi
Head – Impact Assessment

Sagar Kunsavlikar
Manager – Data

Padmaja Kawade
Manager – App Development

Sagar Shelar
Assistant Manager

Yash Gandhi
Assistant Manager

Dheeraj Prashar
Head Of Production

Dayanand Nikam
Production Associate

Aakash Sawant
Production Assistant- HO

Praful Kolhe
Production Manager

Amit Yadav
Production Manager

Santosh Kendre
Production Manager

Ashok Ingole
Production Manager

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Ranjit Shinde
Production Manager

Shivaji Bali
Production Manager

Sultan Sayyed
Production Manager

Namdeo Nanaware
Program Director – Government Relations

Lipi Mehta
Lead – Outreach & Partnerships

Sahil Bhattad
Head Of Content

Narendra Kulkarni
Research and Operations Head

Rubali Chakraborty
Head – Finance

Rohit Kamble
Sr. Accountant

Satish Tribhuvan
Accountant

Satish Tambe
Accountant

Aarti Khadse

Abhijit Godase

Adhik Jagdale

Ajinkya Gurav

Ajit Pawar

Aslam Baig

Atish Dnyanoba Shirgire

Bibhishen Bhoite

Balaso Shinde

Bhagwat Kotkar

Bhairavnath Adling

Bramhadev Girhe

Dhananjay Sayre

Dilip Katore

Gajendra Yelkar

 Srikrushna Kadam

Gunwant Patil

Hemant Pikalmunde

Jitendra Shinde

Kailas Panhalkar

Mahesh Gulbhile

Manish Mahalle

Manoj Kuyate

Nikhil Ambulkar

Nilesh Badhe

Nitin Atkare

Nitin Patole

Tukaram Patil

Pratik Gurav

Pravin Kathwate

Prithviraj Lad

Rahul Bhasal

Ravindra Lokhande

Sanghpal Wahurwagh

Sanjay Sabale

Sunil Patil

Subhash Gawai

Suhas Patil

Sushant Gaikwad

Swati Pandav Shinde

Trushal Taywade

Vaibhav Nayse

Vidhya Akode

Vinod Gosavi

Zumbar Kamble

Sachin Pimpalkar

Nitin Yedre

Lila Yelkar

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