Board of Directors

Blue Ocean Film & Television Academy (BOFTA) is managed by an eminent board of Directors, with decades of experience in the film industry. The board of directors of the organization are:

G. Dhananjayan

Film Producer, Distributor, National Award Winning Author, Columnist and a Businessman is the founder and dean of the Academy.

Dhananjayan has an MBA in Marketing from Mumbai University with over 25 years of experience, working in different industries in top management positions. He worked with reputed organizations like Asian Paints, Kansai-Nerolac Paints, Saregama-HMV, Airtel, Vodafone, Moser Baer and Disney-UTV. He has been a film business professional for over 15 years, having worked in film music, Home Video (DVD/VCD) and film production organizations. He has produced or co-produced over 25 films so far in Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi and many of them were commercial successes and critically acclaimed. To name a few Poo, Sankat City (Hindi), Raman Thedia Seethai, Aval Peyar Tamilarasi, Kanden Kadhalai, Deivathirumagal, Vettai, Grand Master (Malayalam), Husbands in Goa (Malayalam), Kalakalappu, Theeya Velai Seiyyanum Kumaru, Ivan Veramathiri, Naan Sigappu Manithan, Sigaram Thodu, Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai and Irudhi Suttru. He recently formed a film distribution and marketing organization under the name Blue Ocean Entertainment and has released the film Zero in Tamil in March 2016.

Dhananjayan has written two books on the history of Tamil Cinema titled THE BEST OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2010 and PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA: 1931 TO 2013, which have been widely appreciated by the legends of Tamil film industry. The book PRIDE OF TAMIL CINEMA has earned him the National Film Award for Best Writing on Cinema (Special Mention) in 2015. His collection of Tamil articles on the film industry was published as a book by The Hindu newspaper under the title Vellithiraiyin Vetri Manthirangal in 2015, which is one of the best sellers for the last two years. He is respected for his marketing and writing skills and is well acquitted with many top talents in the South film industry. He is a columnist in various newspapers and magazines. BOFTA is his brainchild and he is the Founding Managing Director and Dean of the academy.

T. Siva

Film Producer, Vice President-Film Federation of India & Secretary-Tamil Film Producer Council

T. Siva owns the film production company, Amma Creations and made his debut as a producer with the film Poonthotta Kaavalkaran with Vijayakanth in 1988. He is best known for his productions Chinna Mappillai, Aravindhan (which introduced Yuvan Shankar Raja in 1997), Saroja and Aravan. T. Siva is also a Hon. Secretary of Tamil Film Producers' Council for the second term in succession in addition to being the Vice President of Film Federation of India. BOFTA is proud to have him as its board member.

Kutty Padhmini

Film and Television Producer, National Award winning child actress and Vice President of Film & TV Producers' Guild.

Kutty Padhmini is not a small name in the TV and Film Industry. She stands tall with many accolades to her name. She began her career, as a three-month old baby artiste in South Indian films. Winning the National Award for her performance in twin roles in the film Kuzhandaiyum Deivamum (1965) was just the beginning. She has acted in movies across India breaking the boundaries of language. Her vast contribution to the field of art and culture is evident from her stage performances and her Television serial productions spanning over 14,000 hours. Engaged in humanitarian activities as the organizer of 'Mitralaya Trust' she can be defined as an empowered woman. As a mentor to many acclaimed media personalities in the industry, she is a true inspiration and the example of success through perseverance. BOFTA is honoured to have the highly accomplished Kutty Padhmini on board as a Director.

Lalitha Dhananjayan

Film Producer and Entrepreneur

Lalitha Dhananjayan is a graduate and film producer, who produced films like Kanden Kadhalai with Bharath and Tamannah, Aval Peyar Tamilarasi with Jai. She is an accomplished businesswoman who is involved in multiple businesses in addition to being on the board as a Full-time Operations and Finance Director at BOFTA.

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