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The Experts Await You!

Who exactly are experts of their fields? People who have paved their way with hard work and creativity by achieving great many things in said field, you say? You are totally right there! With fine skills and the help of technology, these experts have carved a name for themselves. When there’s a platform such as Dell Futurist for young, enthusiastic passion-seekers such as yourselves, it definitely calls for bringing on amazing experts on the same platform! These are experts that have chased after their passion day in and day out to reach where they are today. With Dell Futurist, we are bringing like-minded passionate people together and kickstarting a journey you’d thrive for!

The winners of the respective categories will get to be mentored by the respective experts! Looking forward to an exciting journey? We thought as much!

Madhur Bhandarkar on Dell Futurist

The first part of his role on our platform? An exclusive journey into the world of Madhur Bhandarkar where he takes us behind the scenes and shares his story, talks about his style of filmmaking, his work and advice for budding filmmakers!

Now comes the most exciting part! The winner of the filmmaking category on Dell Futurist gets a mentoring session with Madhur Bhandarkar! Excited?

Madhur Bhandarkar

Getting to Know Madhur Bhandarkar

From working in a video cassette library to becoming a National Award-winning director, Madhur Bhandarkar’s journey is one that is worth telling! With critically acclaimed films like Chandni Bar, Page 3, Traffic Signal and Fashion to his credit, his filmography really needs no introduction. He is known for creating hard-hitting cinema.

A renowned director, screenplay writer and producer, Madhur Bhandarkar was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of India in 2016.

With Monica on Dell Futurist!

We are sure you’re still processing the fact that we have Monica Dogra as our Expert for Music! We also know that your next question is going to be what will Monica Dogra be doing on this platform? Well for starters, Monica will take you behind the scenes and will talk about her journey, her music, her style and give some cool musical advice to all you artists!

And then if you successfully make it as the winner of the music category, you get to be mentored by her! Excitement headed to the next level? Just imagine being mentored by the uber cool and talented musician and making it right to the top of the charts on our platform! Well it’s all happening right here at Dell Futurist.

Monica Dogra

So far in the life of Monica…

Born to immigrant parents from Jammu and Delhi in Baltimore, Maryland, Monica Dogra grew up listening to Hindi devotional music and singing in western choirs. She performed at Carnegie Hall at the age of 16. In 2007, she formed an electro-rock band called Shaa’ir and func, headlining major music festivals around the world. She has hosted 4 seasons of the Dewarists and worked on a Vice docuseries which was nominated for an Emmy. Currently, she is one of the judges on India’s first English singing reality show, The Stage, where she enables and inspires budding artists to make their dreams come to life.

And here she is with Dell Futurist to encourage young artists chase their musical dreams.

Alicia on Dell Futurist!

You guessed it right, people. Alicia Souza is the Dell Futurist Expert for Art!

So, what will she up to on this platform? Firstly, we are going to host a cool behind-the-scenes interview with her. Like get to know her story, her work, her style and any tips and tricks she might have for you budding artists!

Secondly, the winner of the art category gets to be mentored by her. Imagine your work being noticed by one of the coolest artists of the country! A mentoring session with Alicia Souza sounds like a dream come true, right? Do it right here at Dell Futurist.


A bit about Alicia!

Loved art since childhood and has ‘designed’ a name for herself today? Yep, that’s Alicia Souza! Yes, we’re talking about the same Alicia Souza whose illustrations are everyone’s favourite all over social media. After studying Communication Design in Melbourne and moving back to India to help co-found Chumbak, Alicia then moved on to take up freelancing. From an exhibition stall to launching her own online product store and becoming one of the country’s most popular illustrator.

Shivang Mehta on Dell Futurist

Been following Shivang Mehta’s work for a while now? Well, gear up for some more news! Shivang Mehta is the Dell Futurist Photography Expert!

Get ready because first, we’re bringing you an exclusive interview with him as he talks about his story, his journey, his photography style and tips and tricks for budding photographers!

The winner of the photography category on Dell Futurist also gets to win a mentoring session with this photography maestro!

Excitement unleashed? We thought as much.


The Shivang Mehta Introduction

A journalist and PR professional before and a super successful wildlife photographer now, Shivang Mehta has quite a story to tell. He has conducted over 1000+ field programs across Asian, African and Sri Lankan forests collaborating with brands like Canon, SanDisk and National Geographic. Apart from winning awards for his work, he is also a regular contributor to popular travel and wildlife publications. Along with speaking at global forums about wildlife photography, he has also published a book called ‘Decade with Tigers.’ He is the Managing Director of 'Nature Wanderers.'

Ankit Panth on Dell Futurist

Isn’t it exciting that India’s No. 1 eSports gamer is a part of Dell Futurist? Well, we’re about to tell you what he’s upto here so read on.

We’ll start off with a fun behind-the-scenes interview with him as he lets us into his world of gaming and talks about his journey, gaming stories, advice to budding gamers and lots more.

If you aren’t excited enough, guess what? He is going to hold a mentoring session for the winner of the gaming category! We’re so not kidding here.

Are you practically jumping out of your seat? Well, grab your keyboard & mouse because it’s time to participate in the Dell Futurist gaming tournament!


Meeting the Face of Team Brutality

He begun gaming as a hobby when he was a young boy but in a short span of time, that hobby turned into a passion. That passion had him clutching wins for his team and not long after that he became one of the most well-known gamers in the India. And that name is Ankit “V3nom” Panth.

He is the leader of Team Brutality, an Indian professional eSports team that is also associated with Dell. He is well-known to adeptly lead his team into several victories in the globally popular game, Counter-Strike.

Amruth Charmana on Dell Futurist

What is Amruth upto on Dell Futurist? Glad you asked. We’re going to start with a super interesting session with Amruth where he gives you all an update about his journey, some necessary tips and tricks for budding techies and the world of app development.

Here’s the ultimate news! The winner of the app development category actually gets a mentoring session with Amruth himself!

So, get going and upload the project proposal for your app on Dell Futurist today!


The Amruth Story

From being an engineering student to running an NGO and 2 start-ups, Amruth Charmana has journeyed his way to becoming one of the CEOs of Seamovation Labs today. With a drive to make a difference, he veered into the world of technology. He began as a self-taught app-developer. His company has now raised a pre-series-A round funding of $2 Million. All about wanting to add value, Amruth goes from strength to strength, in this pursuit, with the help of technology.