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Our Team

Our Team

Our Dedicated Professionals

Our team members come from diverse geographies and backgrounds. However, they have one thing in common. They have all grown up on the streets of real India, and so they connect naturally with India’s culture and ethos. They intuitively understand the hearts and minds of real India - their dreams, aspirations, challenges and emotional need gaps.

Pankaj Acharya

Founder and Managing Director

Pankaj Acharya

Founder And CEO

Our Founder and Managing Director, Pankaj Acharya is an engineering and management graduate with a wealth of experience in advertising and marketing. He founded Purple Focus in 1995. A serial entrepreneur, he is the co-founder of several other firms such as Fusion Events, Saints & Warriors Communications, Mad(e) in India and Purple Spot. He was conferred the 'Most Promising Entrepreneur Award' by Enterprise Asia at Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA) in 2011. Recently, he was also honored with the prestigious '100 Most Influential Retail Leaders' citation at the Asia Retail Congress 2016, India.

Rohit Bindal

Director & Business Lead

Rohit Bindal

Director & Business Lead

The director of Purple Focus & Fusion Events, Rohit is a management graduate from Institute of Management Studies, Indore. He started his illustrious innings in advertising and marketing in 1995. He is a core member of the Purple Focus Group and leads the client interaction team based out of Indore. Rohit is also the head of media at Purple Focus.

Amin Khan

Director & Business Lead

Amin Khan

Director & Business Lead

Amin is a go-getter with a focus on the right set of deliveries for any client, he is a people’s person and you can see him talking to his clients for more than just work. He comes with a practical and a consumer-centric approach while taking over responsibilities for any client. Amin is an avid animal lover and has been devoting his leisure time to animal welfare and animal rescues.

Shelendra Vijayvargiya

CFO

Shelendra Vijayvargiya

Chief Financial Officer

Shelendra is the backbone of the finance and legal matters. He captains the ship with his super-sharp thinking and rich experience in this field. When he is not in the working zone, he would be seen in a relaxed mode watching movies or listening to music. He also loves to travel.

Ashish Upadhyaya

Chief People Officer

Ashish Upadhyaya

Chief People Officer

Ashish leads the client interface team and is in-charge of the company’s Delhi operations. He started his career in advertising in 1990. A great people’s person, Ashish is a strategic planner with a hands-on understanding of the Indian customer, their perceptions, beliefs and attitudes.

Amit Vishwakarma

Founder and Chief Producer - Olega Films

Amit Vishwakarma

Founder and Chief Producer - Olega Films

A creatively driven professional who holds a degree in fine arts is majorly indulged in production and execution of our Major Advertising Campaigns and Films.

Gurugram Team

Aditya Bhawnani

Account Director-Digital

Aditya Bhawnani

Account Director-Digital

Aditya Bhawnani is a Digital Individualist having over a decade of experience in the Digital Space. He started his journey as a Digital Webmaster in 2006 and has a diversified experience in digital advertising, E-commerce, Technical development and Brand Services. He started his first Gaming E-commerce venture in 2010 with an aim to build a gamers-only community which focused on doorstep delivery of new titles on Day 1 of the launch. He has successfully established his white label brands on various e-commerce marketplaces and has an understanding of the online shopping ecosystem as well. He is a passionate gamer and has a dedicated gaming setup thus he leaves no opportunity to tune in for some competitive online gaming sessions in his leisure time.

Ayushi Jain

Manager - Social Media Operations

Ayushi Jain

Manager - Social Media Operations

With 3+ years of experience in this industry, her love for social media and content planning has grown. Her strength lies in crisis management and relationship building.You will find her either talking to the clients ,working on excel sheets or brainstorming ideas with her colleagues. “You write your own destiny" is what she solely abides by. P.S. She is a big time foodie and a fashion enthusiast.!

Chirag Khanna

Senior Executive - Brand Services

Chirag Khanna

Senior Executive - Brand Services

Apart from being a typical Chandigarh guy, Chirag has been a national player in U-17 cricket. He also finds himself working out & playing games in his spare time.

Deepali Verma

Manager - Brand Services

Deepali Verma

Manager - Brand Services

With more than 5years of experience, Deepali's strengths lie in building good relationships with clients and the team. She believes in taking up new challenges in life, to grow because "Learning is the key to success". She has a good sense of humour and sarcasm (fun-loving though). She is a down-to-earth person & pretty straightforward. She is a big-time traveller and a foodie.

Dheeraj Kunzru

Executive Creative Director

Dheeraj Kunzru

Executive Creative Director

Dheeraj Kunzru is an advertising and branding expert with a creative core. He has over two decades of experience which includes creating, planning, supervising and implementing multi-level, national and regional advertising campaigns. In his free time, he loves to dig old film songs, read books and also takes keen interest in everything related to cricket. Dheeraj is a foodie.

Rakesh Kumar

Graphic Designer

Rakesh Kumar

Graphic Designer

Rakesh Kumar is a graphic designer with a rich work experience of more than 10 years. He is well-versed with all types of softwares and has worked on brands across categories, notably VE Commercial Vehicles, L'Oréal, Nike, Adidas, Zodiac, Lakme, Lotus, Airtel, Vodafone and many others . Rakesh hails from Gurugram and is an ardent gym lover. He is also ex-Mr. Gurugram.

Saleem Anwar

Manager - Brand Services

Saleem Anwar

Manager - Brand Services

Saleem is a diploma holder in Advertising from the YMCA. In his career as a brand servicing executive, Saleem has worked closely with clients such as VE Commercial Vehicles, Airtel, Vodafone, L'Oréal and Eicher, among others. Saleem comes with abundant hands-on experience in printing technology and retail touchpoint POSM. A quiet person with an ever-smiling face, he is our Mr. Dependable. He sets newer standards in commitment and hard-work, everyday.

Indore Team

Anshuman Kamle

Associate Creative Director - Art

Anshuman Kamle

Associate Creative Director - Art

With a rich experience of more than 15 years, his mantra for consistency is extensive research before developing the designs for his clients. His focus is on details like font selection, colour combination etc. He regularly meditates and likes spending time in peaceful locations.

Anushtha Agrawal

Copywriter

Anushtha Agrawal

Copywriter

Moody, floaty, fire & desire describe me pretty well. And other than copying Alia Bhatt’s ex-insta bio, my writing is plagiarism free 🙂 I am mostly sane, if that’s the definition of insane. Always up for creative gigs, a cup of tea, with some biscuits on the side! Well, well I have been writing across the globe, and across platforms.Currently editing. To know more, you can contact my supervisor!

Ashish Dashore

Account Director

Ashish Dashore

Account Director

Beginning his career in advertising and marketing in 1998, Ashish is now working with Purple Focus as an Account Director. He is adept at growing revenues, market-share expansion & brand management across markets, defining team scopes & deploying innovative initiatives for organisations. Ashish loves to spend time with his family. He is also an avid trekker.

Atul Ingle

Office Attendant

Atul Ingle

Office Attendant

Atul is with Purple Focus for 10 years now! Always prompt and ready to do all outside office work. Without him all deliverables will be incomplete…he made work from home easy! In times when the team cannot make it to the office- Atul makes sure he delivers them everything they need from office to work efficiently. He is sweet and always keeps a warm hearted smile .

Dheeraj Pamnani

Project Manager - Clicktra

Dheeraj Pamnani

Project Manager - Clicktra

Beginning his career in Events in 2000, Dheeraj is now working with Wondertech Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. as a Project manager in CLICKTRA. With more than a decade of experience in events and 6 years of experience as a brand manager he is now ready to touch new heights. He is an adventurous soul, a biker at heart and has a zest for life and living!

Ganesh Sone

Sr. Visualiser

Ganesh Sone

Sr. Visualiser

I’m using colors & layouts from last 15 years & all this while, I’ve learnt a new thing that enhanced my designing skills. I’ve an excellent knowledge of Layouts, Color theory, Typography, 360 Degree Events & Concept Creation. My skills are not confined to just designing layouts, I have also executed myself in the world of Advertising to learn everything about it! Though it has always been about advertising for me! I also love listening to music and surfing. Always in for some quick humor

Harshit Tare

Manager - Brand Servicing

Harshit Tare

Manager - Brand Servicing

Harshit is a management graduate from MIT school of business, Pune with a Marketing Major. He has an ability to think strategically. With a vast experience working with brands like Radio Mirchi, Red FM and more, he has honed his abilities over the years and carries a rich experience in dealing with clients across numerous mindsets. He is a complete book worm with a keen interest in subjects like History and Mythology.

Japesh Jinwal

Office Attendant

Japesh Jinwal

Office Attendant

Japesh is a cool and a happy person! with an ear to ear smile! He looks after everything inside and outside of the office, without him works are incomplete! He has a thing for fashion, and his jazzy printed shirts stands out in the office. We know its Japesh even if he is standing far away .

Kapil Sharma

Art Director

Kapil Sharma

Art Director

Purple focus has been Kapil’s alma mater. Whatever he is, he says, is all because of Purple Focus. When he’s not working, he enjoys music & is a trainee as a classical musician too. He likes to sing along to a lot of songs & poetry.

Mansi Mishra

Associate Account Director

Mansi Mishra

Associate Account Director

Mansi is a sharp thinker and possesses brilliant interpersonal communication skills. She has a good understanding of what the client precisely needs and works closely with the creative team on brand communication. She likes travelling and watching movies. She is fond of dance and likes to break in to a move whenever possible.

Mahendra Madne

Assistant Production Incharge - Print & Media

Mahendra Madne

Assistant Production Incharge - Print & Media

Mahendra is a one-man army and is often seen running around the office co-ordinating with everyone, making sure every task is completed smoothly. In his leisure time he likes to dance and play cricket.

Mukesh Malviya

Incharge - IT

Mukesh Malviya

Incharge - IT

Mukesh is one of the oldest members of Purple Focus. He is often seen enjoying to the 80's playlist when he's not working. Mukesh keeps himself updated with the latest news headlines and also enjoys being a part of political discussions.

Paresh Taunk

Art Director

Paresh Taunk

Art Director

With 12 years of experience in graphic designing, he likes to listen to music while working and is ready for a healthy banter anytime. In his spare time he enjoys photography and the nature.

Pooja Ahir

Incharge - Administration

Pooja Ahir

Incharge - Administration

Pooja extends a warm welcome to every visitor at our office in Indore. Warm and courteous, she also takes care of travel bookings of our team. When she is not in working mode, she is most likely to be seen shaking a leg to the latest dance number.

Praveen Karpe

Group Creative Director - Art

Praveen Karpe

Group Creative Director - Art

Praveen, with his awesome designing work, creates magic in brand design and brand communication. When it comes to make things look good, he is a wizard. When not at his desk, he is most likely to be found in the nature doing some photography or even sketching a landscape in his drawing book. His work has won him many accolades and he inspires his team to do the best.

Prakhar Dubey

Executive - Brand Services

Prakhar Dubey

Executive - Brand Services

Prakhar is a BBA graduate in Marketing from The Daly College Business School. He spends his leisure time by following Football and MCU. He loves long walks amidst the nature and conversations about different aspects of life. For him, family time is a must each-day, everyday!

Rewa Barpute

Sr.Copywriter

Rewa Barpute

Sr.Copywriter

With 11 years of rich experience, she is observant and has an eye for detail. She is an avid reader and her favourite genres are fantasy and fiction. She is a big Harry Potter fan as well. She loves travelling, watching movies and observing people. Learning-unlearning-relearning is her mantra.

Shubham Bahare

Office Attendant

Shubham Bahare

Office Attendant

Shubham looks after everything inside the office, every morning he puts a smile on office team’s face by serving them hot cup of chai 🙂 And he makes sure that they have a good evening too. Shubham is oftem quiet yet never says no to anywork! He sits in his corner in the pantry and politely responds to all demands .

Sunil Malviya

Sr. Graphic Designer

Sunil Malviya

Sr. Graphic Designer

Working in the industry for 7 years, Sunil is a dedicated professional who’s always trying to overcome challenges. He loves listening to music and relaxing after a long day at work.

Vallan Anthony

Group Creative Director - Copy

Vallan Anthony

Group Creative Director - Copy

Vallan is a Commerce Graduate with close to two decades of rich experience in the Advertising Industry. He guides and mentors his team to bring out the best in them. His touch provides that edge to every piece of communication that comes out from the desk of his team. His work has won him many awards too. Out of the working zone, Vallan is most likely to be seen training, playing Mark Knopfler in his playlist or just playing football with his friends. He is an awesome singer also who loves to stay fit and focussed with yoga and meditation.

Vineet Sugandhi

General Manager-Accounts

Vineet Sugandhi

General Manager-Accounts

Vineet is one of the oldest employees here and has been associated with Purple Focus for 18 years. He works in the accounts department and is a veteran for the company. He can be seen making his co-workers smile with his gigs.

Vikas Somani

Manager - Accounts

Vikas Somani

Manager - Accounts

Vikas has been a core member of the accounts team for more than a decade now. He relishes listening to music and watching new exciting movies in his leisure time.

Mumbai team

Aniruddha Barde

Group Creative Director - Copy

Aniruddha Barde

Group Creative Director - Copy

Aniruddha Barde is the creative director at the Mumbai office and works with the team to come-up with fresh ideas and designs that works for the brand. He is a good observer and studies people’s behaviours closely. In his leisure time, he is most likely to be seen playing guitar or revising a foreign language that he is learning.

Azmat Ali

Art Director

Azmat Ali

Art Director

Having completed his B. Com. from Mumbai University, Azmat took a step towards realising his love for arts by completing his degree in applied arts from Rachna Sansad. Azmat has been operating as a creative designer since 2007, being versatile in his work with a variety of major brands like Sun Pharma, GSK, Novartis, HDFC Life, Saregama HMV, ICICI, Kriti Oil, Navneet, Hathway, Total, DOMS, Nexon Paints, Patrika etc. just to name a few. To add another degree to his merit, he perused another diploma is designing from Saboo Siddik. His previous experience has been with companies like Better Communication and Innovex Advertising.

Aishwarya Mandlecha

Executive - Brand Services

Aishwarya Mandlecha

Executive - Brand Services

She is always ready for a cup of chai and travelling around the unexplored places. In her leisure time she dances, listens to music and goes for long rides amidst the nature. She gives her 100% to her work, and looks forward to touching new heights. P.S. Keeping mute is a challenge for her.

Dishant Prakash Gharat

Senior Visualiser

Dishant Prakash Gharat

Senior Visualiser

Dishant is a true-blue graphic designer with a core experience of 6 years in this field. Having completed his professional diploma in graphic designing from DSM Creative, his work has been synonymous with print advertising over the years, which is now also migrating into digital advertising. A cricket enthusiast and a music lover, Dishant rests his mind either hitting boundaries or by losing himself to Bollywood and Marathi music. His prior experience has been with organisations like Reproscan and Superlekha.

Mansi Chopra

Copywriter

Mansi Chopra

Copywriter

Hi there! I believe that words are powerful enough to make anything sound like a compliment. So, I write more than I speak. With my strong academic exposure in the world of luxury, I aim to put quality over anything else. Be it with my words or managing tasks with smart-hard work. PS: Music keeps me sane.

Mukesh Tambe

Office Attendant

Mukesh Tambe

Mumbai Office Attendant

Mukesh is an innocent and a happy person! with a warm smile and kind heart! He looks after everything inside and outside of the office, without him works are incomplete! He is always neatly dressed, fresh and shows up on times when office needs him the most. He never says never to any work! and politely responds to all demands .

Nitin Vardhan

Copywriter

Nitin Vardhan

Copywriter

From an academic background that has nothing to do with marketing or advertising, Nitin is adept at capturing emotions and painting a picture with words that elicit a desired reaction. He's quiet in person and communicates much through his writing. When he's not thinking of eye-catching copies, he's busy exploring and expanding his vocabulary of pop-culture and rock bands.

Nitesh Rele

Visualizer

Nitesh Rele

Visualizer

For me, Creativity is the greatest expression of liberty. I paint, sketch and bring my imagination to life on the paper. Everything that brings me closer to life intrigues me, traveling and blogging are my hobbies. My aim is always to portray my thoughts and views as clearly as possible to my audience in the form of art. I am an energetic being who is just looking forward to grow and learn more in the creative space, and so in life.

Prashant Jha

Associate Creative Director - Copy

Prashant Jha

Associate Creative Director - Copy

Prashant is a post graduate in film-making and production. His love for the screen showcases in ad film-making also with his portfolio including a 2 years’ experience of having worked with brands like Flipkart, Kohler, Relaxo, HDFC etc. as a creative associate director & copywriter. Some of his works have been released in some of the leading short film platforms of our country like 'Pocket Films' & 'Royal Stag Large Short Films'. A film-maker who creates and a man behind the lens who captures, Prashant holds handy experience in all the departments of creative arts. His previous stints have been with The Fictionary, Walkabout Films and FNW Studio.

Pratik Khatanhar

Group Creative Director-Digital

Pratik Khatanhar

Group Creative Director-Digital

Pratik a.k.a Concept Baba is an experienced Creative Director, Screenwriter, Marketing Director and Creative Producer with a demonstrated history of working in the music, films, gaming and digital industries. He is a strong marketing professional with a Master's degree focused in Business Management from R. A. Podar College of Commerce & Economics ; an M. B. A degree in Marketing along with a Diploma in PR from Welingkar Institute of Management. He is skilled in Film Direction, Digital Strategy, Advertising, Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Music production, Game Production, Augmented and Virtual Reality Innovations, Film Production, Script writing and Digital Marketing.

Rashmi Patil

Group Account Manager - Brand Services

Rashmi Patil

Group Account Manager - Brand Services

Rashmi is a Biotechnologist-MBA by qualification. A Brand Passionate who has worked for Brand Design & BTL communication firms. She has worked on popular brands like Parle, HUL, Dabur, Sarda Dairy, just to name a few. In leisure times, you can find her gardening, exploring places and reading books. Rashmi is also an avid dog lover.

Sachin Ghanekar

Group Creative Director - Art

Sachin Ghanekar

Group Creative Director - Art

Sachin Ghanekar is the design head, and uses his rich experience to groom the creative team to come up with strikingly brilliant pieces of communication. He seeks inspiration from things and events happening around him and in the world. This is probably why his leisure activities include photography, doodling and travelling.

Olega(Indore) team

Anshul Paliwal

Video Editor

Anshul Paliwal

Video Editor

Anshul has a rich work experience of 6 years as a film producer, director, camera person, editor, actor, musician and songwriter

Atul Mishra

Motion Graphics Artist

Atul Mishra

Motion Graphics Artist

With over 8 years of experience in graphics and design, Atul is also adept in animation, film-making, and editing. When he’s not designing, he’s busy capturing the beauty that’s outside the screen with his photography skills. He is fondly known as "Banda Kalakar" online and amongst his creative buddies. The name defines his quality of work.

Hrishabh Dev

Associate Creative Director - Films

Hrishabh Dev

Associate Creative Director - Films

A diploma holder in 3D animation from MAAC, Bhopal, Hrishabh has a creative inclination and can be found sketching, dancing, writing or making wooden miniatures in his spare time.

Sauransh Gupta

Motion Graphics Artist

Sauransh Gupta

Motion Graphics Artist

Sauransh, an MBA graduate from Nirma University with a Marketing Major, is also a self-taught designer with an eye for detail who cannot go to sleep even if a second's worth of animation is not smooth enough. With a keen interest in the field, he has experience working with brands like Grofers, Reebok, 7UP (by PepsiCo), Rasna, MMTC-PAMP, Delhi Airport, etc. He is also a tech enthusiast, a hard-core Apple fan, and one of those people whom you could spot watching ads in YouTube videos.