Rohit Khattar
Chairman
Old World Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Cinestaan Film Company Pvt. Ltd.
Cinestaan AA Distributors.
Mumbai Mantra Media Ltd.

Rohit Khattar is a creative entrepreneur with interests in Hospitality and Entertainment. He is Founder Chairman of Cinestaan Film Company, a boutique studio which has several films under development and production (www.cinestaanfilmcompany.com).

Cinestaan’s international subsidiary Cinestaan International also produces films and sells films through C International Sales. It also has a joint venture with AA Films (India’s leading distributor) for overseas film distribution (Cinestaan AA Distributors) with Rohit Khattar as Chairman and Anil Thadani as MD & CEO.

Khattar's passion for cinema made him spearhead the chronicling of the history of Indian cinema. This has led to the birth of another company promoted by him and Anand Mahindra called Cinestaan Digital Pvt. Limited, which is building a comprehensive destination for Indian cinema on the Internet.

Khattar is also Chairman of Mumbai Mantra Media Limited, part of the US$ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group. Mumbai Mantra is working on the development of a large entertainment infrastructure project that shall knit together the entire cinema eco system at one destination and also include live events and a Film School. As the first step in the direction of film education, Khattar had forged a partnership with the Sundance Institute founded by Robert Redford which gave birth to Mumbai Mantra, Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab in India and the Sundance Institute Mahindra Global Filmmaking Award. These initiatives catalyzed the mentoring of 24 Screenwriters and awards to 16 filmmakers. At the end of this 3-year relationship, a new initiative, the Mumbai Mantra CineRise '100 Storytellers a Year' began which nurtured 100 screenwriters annually. This has now pivoted into the Cinestaan Script Contest. With a jury consisting of Aamir Khan, Anjum Rajabali, Rajkumar Hirani and Juhi Chaturvedi, over 3500 script ideas have been submitted for evaluation. (www.mumbaimantra.com)

Rohit Khattar is Founder Chairman of Old World Hospitality Private Limited (O.W.H.), which is India's largest live entertainment company and operates India's most comprehensive performing arts and convention center, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. In addition, Old World Hospitality operates 2 hotels and over 30 restaurants, which have won several awards since Khattar founded the company in 1990. His restaurant Indian Accent, New Delhi (www.indianaccent.com) is the only restaurant from India on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list with outposts in New York & London.

Khattar was featured amongst 'The Big 10 of the F&B industry' and amongst 'the 99 superstars who changed our lives across India' by Time Out. He (along with Vir Sanghvi) was honored by the 'IFCA Award of Excellence' by the Indian Federation of Culinary Associations in appreciation of his outstanding contribution to the development of the culinary profession and society.