Spearheaded by leading Producer, Director and Writer Dinesh Lakhanpal, a former journalist, Argora Films & Media Inc. is a unit of Lakhanpal Productions from Mumbai and also operates from New Delhi.
A leading communication and information software production house, our company is highly respected for its work on issues related to Environment, Agriculture, Food, Educational, Institutional Coverage, Sustainable Development, Issues of Socio-political and Socio-economic importance, Infrastructural Stories, Biopics, Corporate Films, Narratives and Inter-active Audio-Visual presentations and documentations. We have the capability of making any event in a representative audio-visual capsule, be it recordings of an institutional or educational activity or functions and events to celebrate to relish for all times to come.
With nearly three decades of work experience, Dinesh Lakhanpal made his debut as Director and Script Writer with feature film ANTAHEEN, starring Om Puri and Rohini Hattangady in the lead. Prior to this, he was Associate Director with Ms Sai Paranjpye for films CHASHME BUDDOOR and SPARSH, besides having been involved in the making of six other feature films as Direction Associate, Dialogue Writer, Script Associate, Production Designer and Production Executive. Before joining film industry, he worked as sub-editor for a leading Hindi monthly Kadambini, a Hindustan Times Group, New Delhi publication. Prior to that he had published and edited youth magazine, YUVMAAN and YUVA KALYAN, Hindi monthlies, for nearly two years while being s student of the University of Delhi. He was also a regular free lancer with Delhi Doordarshan, YUVVANI and All India Radio, and participated in number of programs.
He has to his credit four International Awards and two National Awards for his documentaries, which number more than eighty. Under his able guidance and excellent creative ability, we have worked for many government departments, important UN agencies, various National as well as leading International NGO’s and some leading Corporate bodies, Financial and Educational Institutes and various Universities.
To name a few these include UN World Food Programme (UNWFP), World Conservation Union, Switzerland (IUCN), M S Swaminathan Research Foundation(MSSRF), Chennai, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Jawahar Lal Nehru Port Trust, Navi Mumbai, Tara Institute of Fundamental Research, Deptt, of Atomic Energy, Doordarshan, Human Resource Development Network under UNDP-TAHA, State Governments, HUDCO, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, and various other leading organisations and Universities.
Our team leader, Dinesh Lakhanpal has also traveled extensively world wide and has actively participated in various International events like International Hindi Conference on Hindi Teaching in South East Asia at TUFS, Tokyo, Japan, COP 7 of the CBD Meeting at Kuala Lumpur, World Forum on Communication Rights, WSIS, Geneva, Switzerland, 7th World Hindi Conference, Suriname, Regional Seminar for the Protection of Farmer’s Rights, Kathmandu, Nepal, World Summit for Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa, Conference on Sustainable Justice, Montreal, Canada, Conference on Intellectual Property Rights, Developing Countries and Poor People, held by UK Govt.’s Commission on IPR at. London, Millennium Wetland Event, Quebec 2000, COP 5 meeting of CBD held at UNEP HQs, Nairobi and World Bhojpuri Conference, Mauritius, either covering the events and/or as an special invitee.
* Former Vice-President, Indian Film Directors Association (IFDA) , (now IFTDA), Mumbai besides having served on its Executive Committee for many years.
*Member, Association of Motion Picture and Television Program Producers.
*Member, Indian Film Writers Association, Mumbai.
* Editorial Consultant, G Files, inside the government, a leading monthly on governance in India, published from New Delhi.
* Trustee, Daya Memorial Charitable Trust, Munirka, New Delhi