About Us

The Legacy of Dreams

A dream is all it takes to go the distance. The story of Famous Studios, standing tall as a landmark of Mumbai’s dream industry was born from a similar dream.

Set up in 1946, in pre-Independence India, it was a bold foray into the world of Indian cinema and television. Over the years, it evolved into a canvas for hundreds of artists for creating masterpieces with state-of-the-art equipment and expert technicians: a turnkey content solutions provider for anything that a business or film needs. Today the studios have spread into a sprawling 110,000 sq ft, to several locations across Mumbai to boost flexibility, and also to the hearts of industry folk.

Famous Studios has been honoured with Dadasaheb Phalke and the Indian Motion Picture Association’s recognition for its outstanding contribution to Indian Cinema, in addition to dozens of other accolades and awards. Yet our greatest reward remains the joy and fulfilment of those who weave a million dreams every day.

Leadership

Anant Roongta

Managing Director, Famous Studios

Anant Roongta, a third generation entrepreneur at Famous Studios, is taking forth the legacy set by his respected Grandfather and Father. From an early age, Anant has been closely witnessing content manifestations in the audio-visual industry. He has nurtured his skill sets well enough to be equipped
to manage a large chunk of the operations of the Famous Studios, while also taking the brand to newer heights. He took complete charge of the business early this year, in January.
Anant has maintained a strong focus towards introducing innovative technologies, in order to add new age relevance to offerings at Famous Studios. He has spearheaded new service offerings at the studio such as Slow-Mo videos, Motion Capture technology among the many others. He is determined and is dedicatedly working towards expanding their creative studios and visual effects
facilities.
Anant believes that the industry has a huge creative potential. His long term vision is to re-energise Famous Studios into a creative hub, opening doors for creative enthusiasts and learners from across the globe.
Anant has completed his Masters in Entrepreneurship from Aston University, UK.

First at Famous

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1946

Famous Studios was established in 1946 as Asia’s first Air-conditioned studio

1946

1950

Between 1950’s to 1960’s our Founder Shree J.B. Roongta was the president of IMPA

1950

1951

Back in 1951, Famous Studios produced the feature-film ‘Sanam’ with Dev Anand and Siroya Begum in the lead.

1951

1960

In the 1960s, Famous Studios set up a camera rentals division with India’s first Mitchell Camera with renowned cinematographer Fali Mistry.

1960

1961

JB Roongta was interviewed by BBC UK for Famous Studios contribution to Indian Cinema

1961

1992

In 1992 Famous Studios set up India’s first international grade sound studio – Galactica

1992

1998

The award winning animation studio Famous House of Artists was established in 1998

1998

2000

In 2000 Famous introduced integrated digital post production facility with telecine, auto desk, smoke, FCP and Avid

2000

2001

Famous Studios wins the Dada Saheb Phalke Academy Award in 2001 for services to the Indian Film Industry as a Studio Owner 

2001

2004

Famous Studios’ lead sound engineer is a Grammy nominee and works very closely with Shankar, Ehsaan and Loy on various music related projects for Bollywood.

2004

2012

Sholay and Mr. India that created cinematic history were restored to its full glory at Famous Studios in 2012

2012

2018

Famous was the first studio in India to use Motion Capture technology for an Indian TV Commercial in 2018 

2018

2019

Launched Dolby Atmos in 2019 in our Galactica sound studio

2019