Our Mentors

Dhiraj Berry - Creative Chief Officer of Cosmos Creative Academy

Dhiraj Berry

Creative Chief Officer, Dheeraj's 18 years of journey with Maya began in Jan 2004 as Assistant Production Coordinator. Prior to this Dheeraj worked as an Assistant Director & Post Production supervisor for live-action TV shows. He has delivered multiple projects like Mangal Pandey, Toonpur ka Superhero, Ramayana- the film, Chacha Bhatija, Kisna, Vir & the list goes on.

Suhas Kadav - Chief Creative Officer of Cosmos Creative Academy

Suhas Kadav

Chief Creative Officer,The man behind Motu Patlu, Cosmos Maya’s, flagship animation IP. A trained creative artist from the JJ School of Arts, his career has sprawled over 16 years, and has worked on multiple internationally acclaimed projects. Recently launched Lambu G, Tingu G has seen the stellar performance on the viewership. With Dabangg, he is translating a live-action franchise to the animated format in a completely original way. His other well-known work includes Vir The Robot Boy, Bapu, and Guddu.

Tarith Nath - Creative Director of Cosmos Creative Academy

Tarith Nath

Creative Director, With over two decades of experience, Tarit is one of the most well-rounded creative professionals in the animation industry. Being a BFA artist from the esteemed Indian Art College, Kolkata, he is responsible for all the creative aspects of the company and continues to contribute as a director of several animation TV shows.

Ramesh Parida - cosmos Creative Academy

Ramesh Parida

Studio Head Kolkata Division, There are numerous projects that he has worked for, the list of which includes popular shows like Motu Patlu, Chacha Bhatija, Ramayan the Epic, ToonPur is Super Hero and many more which earned laurels globally. His career trajectory has been quite impressive starting from being an artist to upgrading to Technical Director to VP Technical for 16 years.

Ajay Matkar - Creative Director & Head Of Animation Department

Ajay Matkar

Creative Director & Head Of Animation Department, Ajay showcased his charm and spark of creativity as Animation Supervisor for the show Kisna as he joined Maya in 2014. He earned his degree in Fine Arts from Sir J J School of Arts. He won accolades for his immaculate work by working with UTV Toons, Prana Studio, Jadooworks, Crest Animation Studio. His theatrical excellence includes movies like Hanuman, Walt Disney's Tinkerbell movie, Kisna, Bajrangi, Bapu, Gadget Guru Ganesha, Dabangg.

Sachin Jadhav - Creative Director of Cosmos Creative Academy

Sachin Jadhav

Creative Director - a BFA in applied Arts graduate from the Sir JJ School of Art. He has a total experience of 22 years. He worked in the pre-production for the domestic TV series Krishna, and handled Research and Designing. Post this he worked on New Adventures of Hanuman, a TV series for Percept Picture Company and Cartoon Network. Motu Patlu, Vir the Robot boy, and Kisna are some of the prominent works . Presently he is working as a Creative show director for the TV series Selfie with Bajrangi and Dabang.

Abhay Waghmare - Creative Director of Cosmos Creative Academy

Abhay Waghmare

Creative Director, The creative bird of Maya, Abhay joined the family as Creative Director in 2015. As a bachelor of fine arts, Abhay always carried the panache of transforming ideas into screens through his impeccable creative skills. Having an unparallel two decades of experience, he has showcased his expertise by working for Prana Studio, UTV Toons, JadooWorks, and more before joining Maya.

Abhay Waghmare - Creative Director of Cosmos Creative academy

Yatindra Sapre

Creative Director & Head Of Animation Department,Yatindra Sapre’s journey began in the year 2013 as Animation Supervisor, from whereon he progressed to becoming Storyboard Artist and Supervisor. He has 22+ years of career graph from being associated with organizations like Prana Studio, Crest Media. He completed his BFA in Applied Arts from Sir J J School of Arts. His flair for art, and craze for storytelling, and technical expertise make him a perfect mentor. He has played a vital role in animation character for Motu Patlu, Vir – The Robot Boy, Bajrangi, Lambuji Tinguji

Vikram Kadoo - Animation Supervisor of Cosmos Creative Academy

Vikram Kadoo

Animation Supervisor,Vikram has had an impeccable journey with Maya, since 2007 as Animation Team Lead. He was associated with Crest Animation Studio, UTV Toons, and later on moving to Maya. He earned a degree in Applied Arts from L.S. Raheja School of Art. He has been involved with both 2D / 3D Animation. He has played an important role in Shiva, Motu Patlu, Chacha Bhatija, Bhangam Bhag and Lambuji-Tinguji .You can witness a glimpse of his creative inclination with his fondness for photography, painting, and listening to classic Indian and Marathi film music.

Sanjay Parmar - HOD Edit Department of Cosmos Creative Academy

Sanjay Parmar

HOD Edit Department,Sanjay Parmar is the Associate Director – Editing. He has been associated with the filmmaking and animation business since the beginning of his career wherein he worked as Senior Promo Editor and Promo Producer/ Reality Director for companies like Disney Company India (UTV Group), Sony Entertainment Television, IBIS Production, Artzone Entertainment, Planman Offroadfilms, Zee Telefilms Pvt. Ltd.. He has worked on Feature films like Motu Patlu, The King of Kings in 3D, created Ad Films, Music Videos for Jannat, Jashn.

Anand Pawar - Cosmos Creative Academy

Anand Pawar

HOD Of Storyboarding, A graduated from Sir J J School of Arts. He is not only a veteran in the field but also a dexterous animator who leverages 2D / 3D animation. He was associated with UTV and Prana wherein he worked as 2D / 3D animator on projects like tinkerbell series. He is resilient in teaching, pre-production, and involved in 2D theatre releases of feature films like Hanuman da Damadar as storyboarding head. He is currently associated with Maya as HOD for storyboarding and has shows like 3D Motu Patlu, 2D Kisna, Shiva, Guru Bhole.

Edwin Sapalasan - Storyboard Lead/ Supervisor/Trainer of Cosmos Creative Academy

Edwin Sapalasan

Storyboard Lead/ Supervisor/Trainer, An industry veteran with over 3 decades of experience in the Animation Industry, his animation journey began in 1990 with Hanna-Barbera, Manila, Philippines, and worked on Tom and Jerry, Jonny Bravo, Flinstones, The Jetsons, Power puff Girls, and many other. Worked as an Animation Director at Al Ressala Media in Dubai, and then with Toonz Kerala, DQ Entertainment. He is been an integral part of Storyboarding department and continues to deliver his international wisdom in all our projects.