Ramesh Sharma, is a well-known award-winning Feature film and documentary Producer/Director in India whose films have won numerous awards in the Indian National, as well as International Film Festivals. He is the recipient of 6 National awards in India and numerous International awards.
Ramesh Sharma’s feature film "NEW DELHI TIMES", (which he Directed) starring Shashi Kapoor, Sharmila Tagore, Om Puri was critically aacclaimed and won 4 awards in the National Film Festival in India, including the Indira Gandhi Award for him.
The film also won the AM Brousil "OPERA PRIMA" award in the 25th International Karlovy Vary Film Festival and has been shown all over the world including the London Film Festival, Cairo International Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival. The film was the opening film for the Festival of Indian Cinema in Tashkent.
His list of credits includes producing the critically acclaimed ten-part series THE MAKING OF A NATION, another ten-part series for the prestigious magazine, India Today - 25 INCREDIBLE YEARS, 52-minute documentaries on the Mahakumbh Mela (2002), (telecast on Rai TV, Italy), Afghanistan-The Taliban Years and Beyond (telecast on Discovery Channel) and Jihad - The Sword of Islam (2005) which has been telecast in over 20 countries worldwide and the documentary of the renowned Italian explorer and scholar G Tucci - Of Mountains and Monasteries - In the Footsteps of Tucci. He directed the 6 part series The Portrait of A Director profiling, among others Raj Kapoor, Bimal Roy, Shyam Benegal and Manmohan Desai.
Mr. Sharma produced and co-directed the 78 minute feature documentary The Journalist and The Jihadi - The Murder of Daniel Pearl. This co-production with HBO was nominated for two EMMY awards in the USA in 2007. The film won the National Award in India for The Best Investigative Documentary of the Year.
Mr. Sharma has Written, Produced and Directed the 92-minute feature documentary Ahimsa - Gandhi: The Power of the Powerless. The film was showcased in the United Nations where it was recognised with the Global International Peace Award. The film also won the Best Feature Documentary Award in the New York Indian Film Festival 2021 and was the Joint Winner of Best Documentary in the BAENF festival in Stockholm in 2021.
Mr. Ramesh Sharma served as a member of the Key Advisory Body to the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India from 2001 to 2005. He was also a member of FICCI’s Entertainment committee in India and member of the Governing Council of the NASSCOM-FICCI-e@lliance. He was also appointed in 2005 for a period of two years - as Member of the Indo-China Sub Commission for Film and TV - an official body set up between the Governments of India and China.
In 2007 he was awarded the Caviliere dell’Ordiine della Stella Della Solidarieta’ Italiana by the Government of Italy.
He was Member Trustee of the India Brand Equity Foundation - a board set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India in 2009.
He was also Member of the Steering Committee organizing the International Film Festival of India, Goa in 2013 and was reappointed for the same in 2014.
He was the Chairman of the Jury of the National Film Awards of India for non-feature films in India in 2012.
He was appointed as Head of Evaluation Committee by Ministry of I&B, Govt of India to give report on the working of NFDC, Films Division, National Film Archives of India and Children’s Film Society of India for the last five years.
He was appointed by the President of India to the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Sikkim and Member of the Executive Council of the Central University, Himachal Pradesh by the Govt of India.