Rajesh R. Turakhia
Mr. Rajesh R. Turakhia is the strategic partner who has successfully launched two of the leading brands in quality animation training in India and abroad. The institute headed by him have trained over 20,000 students over a span of past 20 years. He entered the field of animation with a primary aim to improve the quality and studio readiness of skilled manpower in the industry. Most of the studios in India have students trained by him or animators worked under his leadership.
He made path breaking innovations to training and development of animators and concentrated on creating Techno Artists and not just technicians. To this end he introduced new and cutting edge software continuously in the course-ware to make sure that studio ready animators are trained at the institutes. He also started an incubation center to fill the skill gap between the institute and the studio by putting the students through the pressure of live projects, deadline and irritable clients and colleagues. The students coming out of the incubation center proved to be very valuable in the industry.
The institute not only concentrated on training their own students but did events open to the industry as a whole and launched the coveted 24 FPS & Frameflixx awards to recognize and award excellence in the field of animation visual effects and gaming.
Mr. Rajesh initiated international tie ups with Cambridge University (UK), Anglia Ruskin University (UK), Sikkim Manipal (India) & Seneca University (Canada).
He also engaged with internationally acclaimed animators such as Steve Wright to design curriculum in new and path breaking software.
He has also been part of several industry bodies and has been a speaker in many international events in India and abroad.
Besides training, Mr. Rajesh started a state of the art animation studio having over 500 animators and produced BAFTA nominated Christmas special for BBC and executed a lot of international projects. This studio was regarded as one of the top 5 studios in India.
Mr. Rajesh has extensive relationship in the industry and leaders in the industry always come forward to help him in all his ventures.