An Inspiring Moment shared (AIMs) with Team 1 – Dr. Rajah Balakrishna
My motto in life is to work to my satisfaction and leave the rest to God and always think positive.
Thinking positive can change our life and our way of thinking. Tomorrow can be good or bad but both cannot last for long. We have to be prepared to take fortune & mis-fortune equally. Waiting for our turn of beautiful tomorrow keeps our life going.
Dr. Rajah Balakrishna is a multi-talented personality working in Abu Dhabi, which is also the cultural capital of UAE. He holds a PhD in cinema, Feature Film Producer Diploma, Certified Cinema Director & Line Producer Emeritus from Hollywood Film Institute USA, a Masters in Mass communication & Journalism and Diploma in film technology & acting.
He has written several articles in renowned periodicals and two coffee table books on subjects related to travel, poetry, film making, Culture & Heritage. He has directed many documentaries on Health, public awareness, education and culture both in India and abroad. As a visiting professor, he teaches in different universities in UAE and abroad. He has done extensive research on historical sites in this region and have highlighted the important connections these places had with the Islamic World and recorded interesting comparisons of this region in 13th/14th century with that of the present. He also holds the privilege to work as a Consultant for many Film Festivals and Film schools in India and abroad. In addition, he is one of the Advisory Board member of Innovative Development Centre for Educational Aptitude (IDEA). Creativity is not limited in all the above activities for Dr Rajah Balakrishna as he likes to do oil painting,wood burning and carving, which he teach a group of children too.
Dr. Rajah Balakrishna is presently employed at Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage (ADACH) as Producer, TV & Film Division and also as Executive Director for the Digi Film Club under the authority. He also serves as the Technical Director of Emirates Film Competition, an annual competitive event held under the umbrella of Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi. He lives in Abu Dhabi with his wife Latha and daughters Sheetal and Shilpa.
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