Roshan Abbas has spent two decades gathering domain expertise in radio, television, theatre, events and BTL and entered Bollywood with his directorial debut under the banner of Shahrukh Khan’s Red Chillies Production.
He is a reputed television and radio anchor having won 7 national awards (for Family Fortunes, Public demand, Livewire, Khanak, Junior Janaab, Toofan Mail etc.). Known for his insatiable appetite to learn and innovate, Roshan entered the event management and communication arena, driven by the desire to provide an all-encompassing service to clients. And thus, Encompass Events was born. As Managing Director, he led the agency with passion and creativity, becoming one of India’s best experiential marketing companies, with service offerings spanning across events, BTL and content creation. Roshan is also currently a mentor partner at Glitch, which is amongst India’s top independent digital agencies.
In 2015, Roshan along with Gaurav Kapur and Ankur Tewari co-founded a start-up called Kommune. Kommune is a collective of artists, collaborators, producers, patrons and art lovers who want to discover and create great art. The aim is to find, seed and nurture creative performance art ideas, helping them find a place in the world and a captive audience. In just over a year Kommune captained projects on storytelling, poetry and theatre. Hosted 2 seasons of “The Storytellers” on Amazon Prime Video, given a platform to discover and nurture a new breed of Spoken Word Artists from across India and done close to 100 shows for corporates and colleges nationally.
Having held 7 different careers from theatre, film, TV, radio, songwriter, he has successfully traversed the change from MC to MD. Roshan is now a media entrepreneur and an angel investor in the media and technology space. He is passionate about and regularly conducts workshops on radio, mass communication and events.