Head & Founder of PLANET MARATHI
PGDBA in EVENT MANAGEMENT
DIPLOMA IN CELEBRITY AND BRAND MANAGEMENT( UK)
AKSHAY BARDAPURKAR is the head and founder of PLANET MARATHI.
A dynamic person with high entrepreneurship skills and a strong desire to excel , he created a niche with his own unique panache.
A Producer and an Entrepreneur by profession, Akshay graduated from Ruia College with high aspirations and dreams like every other youngster to pursue further education in US.
Unexpectedly, before leaving he happened to glimpse upon an advertisement of an EVENT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE. Being in its nascent stage ,those days event management industry hadn’t flourished or been accepted as the future of Media & Entertainment. But after a brief visit to the Institute ,Akshay impressed by the same decided to join the college and completed his One Year Post Graduate Diploma in Event Management.
After completion of his diploma, his ambition and interest in Event Management led him to UK and he accomplished an advanced course of Specialization in Brand Management.
After returning to India, he started his own company in around 2007 which handled Corporate Events, Weddings, Awards while he also was a part of the Event Management Group which organized shows of global stars Brian Adams and Backstreet Boyz .
He simultaneously ventured into Celebrity Management by starting Red Leaf Entertainment Pvt Ltd, dealing with Brand Imaging, Brand Management and Celebrity Management managing renowned artists such as Abhijeet Sawant, Strings Band, Nitin Bali, Niken Nicole etc. He handled celebrities of Sony entertainment from almost 40 countries across the globe by gaining exposure and experience in Global Events.
Reaching the pinnacle of Event Management and Celebrity Management so early in life , he was conferred upon by the award of YOUNGEST EVENT MANAGER OF THE COUNTRY.
But while he touched zenith in this field, suddenly there was a very important and life changing shift in his career when he came across Late Shri.Balasaheb Thackeray , the founder of Shiv Sena. He got appointed as the Chief of Shiv Sena’s Cinema Wing in 2009. He served the people from film industry and Maharashtra through this newly led responsibility handling the matters with perfection and humility.
With his continued interest in diversified fields, he ventured into films and co- produced a Marathi film “REGE” in 2014.
For promotion and distribution of Regional cinema as well as for International Awards and International film festivals, an international company , AB Company INC was formed and established at TEXAS, USA in 2016.j
Simultaneously AB Company , a subsidiary of AB COMPANY INC was established for rendering its services in India.
After his first successful venture into films with REGE, he will now be producing a film by Nikhil Mahajan.
With flair and enthusiasm to explore and carve another niche in the Media and Entertainment Industry, this year in May 2017, he came up with a brilliant initiative of establishing an exclusive platform on Twitter called PLANET MARATHI to promote Art, Culture, Films, Literature and Entertainment with the support of TWITTER INDIA under their special partnership program.
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