Filmmaker and producer Rahul Mittra has been appointed as CEO of Wave Cinema’s film production and distribution business. Originally from Chandigarh, Rahul had different stints as a journalist, corporate communication and brand management professional, as well as a filmmaker and producer of films like Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns, which were big hits on the box office.
Later he produced Bullett Raja starring Saif and Sonakshi Sinha, and Revolver Rani starring Kangana Ranaut.
Founder of Brandsmith & Brandsmith Motion Pictures, Rahul is a well known name in the realm of media, film industry, government and the corporate world and has multiple awards for his innovative business practices and films to his credit.
According to industry sources that Mittra has been brought in to streamline the company’s movie business, apart from green lighting some big film projects and will directly report to Wave group Chairman Raju Chadha. The move is being seen as a very significant one in Bollywood as Wave, unlike other major players, is the only film studio in India to have all three verticals–production, distribution & exhibition.
The Wave Group is a large business conglomerate with an impressive portfolio of businesses including sugar manufacturing, distilleries & breweries, real estate, malls & multiplexes, beverages, sports & entertainment.
Rahul Mittra started his career as a journalist with The Times of India in 1994, he had his second innings in The Times Group, this time with Indiatimes in 2000. In between these two stints, he got an opportunity to head the Russian operations of Core Healthcare Ltd, a major pharma giants. He also headed PR with Travelite (India) group of companies, heading an intelligence and news insight portal www.indiareacts.com as the COO.
He had initial schooling in Chandigarh at St. John’s High School, and in Delhi at Modern School, Political Science Hons. from Hindu College, Delhi University, Masters in International Relations from Jawahar Lal University, Delhi.
Company Name: Brandsmith Motion Pictures
Contact Person: Rahul Mittra
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