Our Awesome Team
Sampad Mahapatra is one of the most respected journalists of Odisha. A second batch JNU alumnus, he has taught History, Cinema and Journalism. He was the editor of leading Odia daily Sambad prior to joining NDTV. After 18 years of path breaking work in television news as NDTV’s Odisha Bureau Chief, Sampad currently works as the editor of an Odia Daily Nitidina.
A BFTII Trained cinematographer Aswini has been working in the field for last 20 years. He has been associated with channels like ETV Odia, OTV. Apart from features, documentaries and musicals, he also covers live events such as Puri Car festival, Odisha Assembly session, elections and reality shows.
Sanjay Kanungo has more than 15 years of experience in reporting news events as well as producing news, current affairs and cultural programmes like ‘Ajira Odisha’, ‘Odissa Diary’, ‘Aei Odisha’, ‘Ajira Cinema’, Spandan and ‘Kiran’. Prior to his association with Light House, he was working with popular Odia channel OTV as a producer and as senior producer in MBC TV.
Subhakant is an experienced and quality hand in video and still photography. During his more than 10 years of professional experience, he has worked with Doordarshan, India TV and News X. From documentary to news stories, he has proven his mettle in almost all genres of camera works. Ray passionately peruses wildlife photography as hobby.
is a senior Bhubaneswar based journalist with over 30 years of work behind him. Starting out with leading Odia daily ‘Sambad,’ he has worked for a host of top local, national and international media houses such as BBC World Service and OTV. Apart from his journalistic work, he has written scripts for scores of documentaries, telefilms and TV serials: in Odia, English and Hindi.
Tapas has expertise in shooting news, features, documentaries, educational films. He has worked on assignments for NDTV, India TV, Doordarshan, ZEE TV, TV Today and ETV. His outstanding camera work is clearly visible in a number of documentary films and developmental projects for respectable organizations like of OSDMA, ORSAC, Live Stock, SHG, and otherMSSRF, Indo Swiss Project.
Soumya Ranjan Pattnaik
Tremendously talented Soumya, with gifted sense of colour and lighting is capable of covering reality shows, documentaries, corporate films, ad films, music albums and live shows. This cinematography degree holder from Biju Patnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha has worked for media organizations such as OTV, Prameya, Kamyab.
A media personality with 20 years of experience in media, Sambit has worked with popular Odia dailies ‘Sambad’ and ‘Dharitri’ as a sports and developmental journalist. His skills are best reflected in a number of popular news & current affairs TV series in Doordarshan, ‘Odisha Diary’, ‘Ama Odisha’. He has produced several radio programmes and he is a recognised sports commentator.