About Mallika: The Creator

• Anchor, scriptwriter, and performer Mrinalini Sarabhai: the Artist and Her Art, 2013 Commissioned by PSBT, this film looks at the seminal choreographic work of the founder of Darpana and her path-breaking creations.

• Director,Let’s Talk About Food, a film commissioned by PSBT, New Delhi, 2010
Let’s Talk About Food takes the viewer on a journey through the minds and palates of many prominent thinkers, activists, cooks, and scientists working to save the diversity of Indian food.

• Director, Soul Voice Solo Voice, a film commissioned by PSBT, New Delhi, 2008

Project Director SAT: Development Television Programme for Planning Commission, telecast on Doordarshan in March-April 2007, with Yadavan Chandran
Anchor/director SAT PRABHAT – Good news morning show -
Director Ek Moti Ekalvayu – Fiction based on women’s issues -
Anchor/director SAT CHAT SHOW – Problem solving through NGO, government, civil society - disscussions 

Host/Producer Srishti: the Environment Quiz All Gujarat Schools, 2006-2007 for Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. To be telecast on DD1 in 14 episodes

Researcher/Director Tanabana, a series of 20 short films on the lesser known handloom and handcrafted textiles of India, commissioned by Ministry of Textiles, Government of India 2005-2006

Host/Producer Srishti: the Environment Quiz All Gujarat Schools, Dec 2005/Jan 2006 for Ministry of Environment & Forests, Government of India. Telecast in DD1 in 14 episodes.

Host IIFA Art Show on CNN

Quiz mistress Tera-Quiz on CNBC. 2002-03 and 2003-04

Quiz mistress Virasat School Quiz: Inter-School Children’s Quiz related to India’s influence on the World and World’s influence on India in the context of archaeology, architecture, clothes, dance, music, food, sports and literature, DD11, 2003

Project Director Vaividhyotsav 5 days a week programming celebrating diversity 2003-2004

Anchor/Produce/Director Aapni Bapor programs on women’s empowerment on DD 11 2002-2005

Director Aa Te Keva Sasu Vahu, 52 part series on mother-in-law, daughter-in-law relations

Director Bharatiyat

Anchor Umber Chat Show:The Threshold. A programme about issues facing adolescents. The format veers between street interviews of adolescents, their teachers & parents, and a dramatized story of a particular problem. Like eve teasing, puberty, changes in physique & biology, DD11 2003

Director EKTA a production on non-violence with 14 street children, performed in India & US 2002

Director Asopalav – A series of 30 music videos on development themes for the Ministry of Education, Government of India. (2001-2002)

Anchor Talk Positive Doordashan & Zee TV, 2001 (1st talkshow on AIDS & HIV in India, sponsored by National AIDS Council – 13 part series)

Chief Executive Officer ‘TARA’, Gujarati TV Channel, 2000- 2002

Director Rangmanch - Weekly drama program on TARA (2000-2001)

Anchor/Director/Writer Storyteller Suvik Communications, STAR TV 1998-99

Anchor Show Reel STAR TV, 1997-98

Anchor Plus Preview STAR TV, 1997 – 1999

Producer/Director/Anchor Arts Update (1st Arts News Programme in India), Suvik Communications, STAR TV, 1997-98

Anchor Kaleidoscope (Arts Magazine Programme) Cinema Vision India, 1996-1999

Anchor and Host On Air With Mallika TV India, 1995-96

Interviewer and Anchor Eye Witness Chat Show HTV (Hindustan Times Vision), 1995-1996

Interviewer & Anchor Speakeasy with Mallika: Doordarshan, 1995-96

Anchor Turning Point (Science Programme) Doordarshan, 1992-94

Director Films for local government bodies on health education 1990

Director Films for Ministry of Environment on classical environment themes using dance & puppetry: Ganga, Hamsini, Karkasha, Aspirations, Meghadoota, Revelation 1986-88

Director Series of educational films using traditional performance techniques for the Ministry of Education, Government of India, 1986


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