Venita Coelho – an Indian writer, director and artist.

Coelho is credited with having made a mark for herself in children's literature, besides film and television.


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Venita Coelho

Brought into the world in Dehra Dun, which today lies in Uttarakhand, Coelho grew up and was instructed in Kolkatta (then, at that point, Calcutta), where she went to St. Xavier's College. She later moved to Mumbai (Bombay), and did her certificate in friendly correspondences media at the Sophia College there.

Brought into the world in Dehra Dun, which today lies in Uttarakhand, Coelho grew up and was instructed in Kolkatta (then, at that point, Calcutta), where she went to St. Xavier’s College. She later moved to Mumbai (Bombay), and did her certificate in friendly correspondences media at the Sophia College there.

Career: media and books

Subsequent to working in movie and TV for longer than 10 years as essayist chief maker, she re-situated to Goa. She is presently the writer of seven distributed books, including Dead As A Dodo, which won The Hindu/Good Reads grant for best fiction for youngsters 2016.

Her vocation in TV began as an understudy at UTV in Mumbai. She has since composed, created and coordinated shows. She quit her very long term vocation in TV when the saas-bahu class became prevailing. Coelho has said,

In films and TV

Her vocation in TV began as an understudy at UTV in Mumbai. She has since composed, created and coordinated shows. She quit her very long term vocation in TV when the saas-bahu class became prevailing. Coelho has said, “I was unable to force myself to do that to different ladies. Put out as a good example a champion who just endures perpetually.”

She got back to TV to deal with the show, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin (a variation of Betty La Fea) which contradicted the predominant account style of TV to recount the narrative of a terrible longshot. For Indian TV her composing credits incorporate the series Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha, Amma and Family, Avishkar, Jungli Toofan Tire Puncture, Trikaal and Head Over Heels. She has additionally composed and coordinated telefilms – Wild Rose, Picnic and The Lost Son.

She gets co-composing credits on the Story/Screenplay for Musafir and the Adaptation and Screenplay credits for We Are Family.

For Malaysian TV she composed Idaman. Her work for TV in Singapore incorporates the telefilm, Angel, and the series Anything Goes, Rojak, Bold and Bollywood, Rehai among others. She has been Vice President, New Product Development at Sony Entertainment Television; Vice President, Fiction Content, Endemol India; Vice President, Fiction Content, Nimbus and Creative Head, Cinevistaas Ltd.

Coelho has composed the every day cleanser Trikaal and Karan Johar’s variation of Stepmom, We are Family. She additionally composed the content for Jassi Jaisa Koi Nahin in 2003.

The Washer of the Dead: A Collection of Ghost Stories, called

Books authored

Prison Tales (Scholastic India)

Major problem (Hachette India) – Nominated for the Neev Literary Award 2018)

Kid No. 32 (selected for the Neev Literary Award 2018)

Cleanser! Composing and Surviving Television in India (Harper Collins India)

Dead as Dodo (victor of The Hindu/Good Reads Award for Best Fiction for Children 2016)

Monkey See Monkey Do (selected for The Hindu/Good Reads Award for the Best Fiction for Children 2017. Selected for the Neev Literary Award 2018)

The Washer of the Dead: A Collection of Ghost Stories, called “an apparition legends according to a women’s activist viewpoint” (Zubaan/Penguin India). Suggested by Erica Jong as one of the ten best books on death and kicking the bucket, this assortment of women’s activist phantom stories was for some time recorded for the Frank O’Connor grant.

In art

Coelho works in oils and acrylics on material and glass. She held her first independent presentation named ‘The Naked Gaze’ in Goa in 2010.

Columns and the media

She composed a section for The Indian Express named “The Tale of Two Cities” that covered the distinction between lives in favored South Mumbai and life past Bandra. Under the nom de plume “Potato”, she composed a segment for The Indian Express on the internal difficulties of working in the media. She composed a progression of short fictions in The Asian Age named “Five Minute Fiction”. Her section for The Herald (O Heraldo) in Goa was designated “The Accidental Activist”, and chronicled her difficulties as a feature of the Goa Bachao Abhiyaan and the famous individuals’ development that fought a disputable Regional Plan for Goa.

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