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Oorvazi Irani is a freelance film educationalist, acting trainer, filmmaker, and the Director of her home production media company SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd.


Teaching Experience:

Conduct under the auspicies of SBI Impresario independent 3 weekend batches for ‘Film Appreciation’

Currently heading the subject of Film at the SVKM International School, Mumbai.

Conducted the special module on Chekhov Acting Training’ at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute.

Teaching the ‘Film Appreciation’module at the Digital Film School, Mumbai.

Conducted special modules for ‘Film Appreciation' and ‘Acting Appreciation’ at Kishore Namit Kapoor Acting Institute.

Conducted the ‘Film Appreciation’ module and ‘Dance and Music in Cinema’ module for the first batch of the Mumbai University Post Graduate One Year Diploma Course for Film and Television.

Conducted the ‘Film Appreciation’ module at The Institute of Creative Excellence – ICEthe Education division of Balaji Telefilms.

Conducted the filmmaking workshop at BITS, Pilani (Birla Institutie of Science and Technology) Goa Campus for their Waves winter 2009 cultural festival.

Conducted the ‘Understanding Cinema’ module of the BMM syllabus at Ghanshyamdas Saraf Girls College, Mumbai (Affiliated to the University of Mumbai).


Directed the movie "The K File"

Concieved, Researched, Written, Directed, Co-Produced  and Presented The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique.

Conceived, Written, Directed and Co Produced – “Mamaiji” (Grandmother).

Associate Director "Lord Ganesha – The Elephant Head God."

Head of Research and Assistant Director "Ramayana:  A Journey."

Produced and Presented “The K File” movie Exclusive Online Film Release May 2012. Directed by Oorvazi Irani, Story and Screenplay Farrukh Dhondy, Produced by Sorab Irani.

Produced the film "The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique” presented by Oorvazi Irani - 2011.


Company Profile:

SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd. (since 1975)
Sorab Irani – Founder / Chairman / Managing Director

Film Productions

Produced under the Impresario banner have been many advertising and corporate films too numerous to mention. Only the critically acclaimed productions have been listed below:

Produced for Delhi Doordarshan National Net Work "Rakshak"(1980) a thirteen-part TV serial as a docu drama on wildlife preservation shot on all major wild life sanctuaries in India.

Produced for Delhi Doordarshan National Net Work "Project Tiger"(1982 – 83) a thirteen part TV documentary serial on the habitat of the Indian Tiger shot on all Tiger reserves all over India.

Produced feature film "Percy" (1985 – 87) in Parsi Gujarati Channel Four & NFDC co funded. "Percy" is the winner of the best feature film National Award in India & judged and awarded as best feature film award at Mannheim Film Festival in Germany.

Co produced with Channel Four Television "The Last House In Bombay" (1990-91) a 52 minute documentary in 16mm. This awarded the "Silver Conch" award as best feature length documentary at the Bombay International Film Festival for documentary & short films. A fly on the wall documentary about a Punjabi family.

Produced for Channel Four Television "The British Raj Through Indian Eyes" (1991-92)  a 2-part 52-minute 16mm documentary. A reappraisal of Indian History during the British Raj of India.

Produced for Channel Four Television with D & N Productions Bangalore "Something Like A War" (1992—93) a 52 minutes documentary in 16-mm Awarded at Nyon Festival Switzerland. A critical study of the family Planning programme of the Government of India.

Produced with Double Battery Films Pvt. Ltd. Bombay for Channel Four Television "Kisses On the Train" a 40-minute fiction film- awarded at the Cinema Du Reel Paris. (1993). A short story about 2 adolescent girls who meet on a toy train, which journeys to a hill station. By the end of the journey the lives of the 2 girls will never be the same again.

Produced for Channel Four " The Clap Trap" (1993 – 94) a 52 minutes documentary in 16-mm. An observational style documentary on the 'Extras' of the Bombay Film Industry.

Produced with D & N Productions Bangalore for "Development Stories II” For BBC London  " The Legacy of Malthus" (1994). This film examines the conventional view of people, population & migration & propounds new concepts.

Researched, Produced & Directed for Channel Four Television Corporation London a Travelogue Series Titled "The Ramayana - A Journey" In 6 parts of 25 minutes each (1995 –97).
Collins & Brown publish a Series Book. (95 / 96  - 97).
Times Music releases the sound track music ‘Ramayana Ballads’ in India.

Researched, Produced & Directed for OHM TV - The Netherlands - a documentary on "Lord Ganesh - The Elephant Head God" (1997 -98).

Two documentaries – “The Last House in Bombay” and “The Clap Trap” have been preserved for posterity with the National Film Archives, Pune and Films Division Archives, Mumbai. 

“Mamaiji” a short film produced and presented by SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd. – 2011.

Produced the film The Michael Chekhov Acting Technique” presented by Oorvazi Irani - 2011

Major Successful Projects Undertaken

Adlabs IMAX® Dome Theatre Project - Mumbai
Sorab Irani in association with Manmohan Shetty was instrumental in creating Indian Cinematic History by introducing the Large Film Format to India with the Adlabs IMAX® Dome Theatre Project.

Advisor to the IMAX® 3D & 2D Gujarat Science City Project – Gandhinagar – 2001 -The Government of Gujarat State

MOU for development of an Entertainment Park, which includes an Imax Theatre for ‘Positra Special Economic Zone’
Gujarat Positra Port Infrastructure Ltd. (A joint sector with Govt of Gujarat) and for the ‘Maha Mumbai Special Economic Zone’ being set up near Navi Mumbai.

'Exclusive Mandate with ‘Figueras International Seating'
A company dedicated to designing, manufacturing, selling and installing seating of both public & private installations. Installations in more than 60 countries including installations in the chain of Warner Bros Cinemas all over the world.

Literary Agency
Exclusive literary agents in India for the internationally renowned author, playwright, screenplay writer and columnist Farrukh Dhondy

Art Consultant
As the Director of the company SBI Impresario Pvt. Ltd. Oorvazi Irani has been the Project Consultant for an international art group show “Unity in Diversity” held at Cymroza Gallery in Mumbai.