Tushar Unadkat honoured with Trailblazer award at ReelWorld Film Festival in April 2012 and conferred Valedictorian at Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto on May 2012








            "My portraits are more about me than they are about the people I photograph."

            - Richard Avedon


            Internationally celebrated, multiple award-winning media personality, Tushar Unadkat, CEO, Creative Director of MUKTA Advertising and Founder, Executive Director of Nouveau iDEA, Canada holds a Master of Design from the University of Dundee, Scotland and an Honors in Photography from University of Wolverhampton, England.

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            Finalist for 2014 Top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award, Unadkat executed art direction in the film, fashion, advertising and events industries in the USA, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Netherlands, India and Canada. 

            His photographic research on Indian Diaspora was nominated for the 1999 BBC Asia Awards and won a citation from the New York City Council Member in 2002. 

            This fine art photojournalistic photographic research on Indian Diaspora “Home away from homeland” (AKA: “An Indian Abroad) has been invited to prestigious international art galleries and Unadkat has exhibited more than 25 solo shows around the World.

            Tushar’s artistic work has received admiration from many globally acclaimed dignitaries including former Prime Minister of India, Dr. Inder Kumar Gujaral, former Minister of Culture Shri Girish Karnad, Shri Saed Jaffery, Shri Sunil Jannah and Dr. Werner Mensky amongst others.

            Winning 18 international awards, Unadkat has worked with OSCAR winning producers and editors and India’s National award winning costume designer Neeta Lulla (Bollywood Queen) as the Production Designer making a significant name in the Western Cross-Over Film-Industry earning credits on more than 30 films in his portfolio, and gaining rave reviews in the international film festival circuits.

            Unadkat’s largest contribution to the artistic community is Nouveau iDEA: New International Dimension in Entertainment and Arts. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit group that disseminates information, produces and promotes international arts with 85,000+ readerships, 8,500 network members and FB group has 12,500 members.

            In 2006, Tushar Unadkat won the nomination for the New Pioneers Award by Skills for Change for his commendable contribution as an immigrant to the Canadian community.

            In 2012, Unadkat was conferred as the Valedictorian for the graduation ceremony on completion of the Business Edge program from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. 

            The 12th Annual ReelWorld Film Festival then honored Unadkat as being Canada’s Trailblazer in 2012.

            Tushar was the Producer and Director of the 14th Annual TD Festival of South Asia (2016) that drew over 250,000 people over the course of a weekend, and won numerous mainstream accolades (See TAG TV Living Multiculturalism). Most recently, he had a terrific success with Producing and Directing the Taste of India Food Festival in downtown Toronto, attracting 50,000+ in attendance (See ZEE Canada Spotlight).

            In Toronto, Tushar dedicate his time to more altruistic endeavors; he is a board member for diverse organizations. However, his pursuits are still international, and he successfully executes direction of cinema and media arts management in Canada and abroad.

            *Valedictorian is an academic title conferred upon the student who delivers the closing or farewell statement at a graduation ceremony. Usually, the valedictorian is the highest ranked student among those graduating from an educational institution.

            ** Created in 2002, the Trailblazer Award recognizes the accomplishments of ethnically diverse Canadian entertainment industry professionals whose work has broadened our horizons. Over the past ten years ReelWorld has recognized some of Canada's brightest talent for their ability to bring us innovative stories and to forge a bright future for the Canadian entertainment industry.


            ...a prominent figure on the South Asian art landscape.

            Swati Tripathi, Indian EXPRESS

            North America Dec 2008
            ...a noticeable figure on the South Asian art landscape.

            Swati Tripathi, Sulekha.com

            World Wide Web Nov 2008
            ...dynamic and multitalented ambassador of art and culture.

            Anis Faroogui, Voice of Toronto

            Canada May 2008
            He is conspicuous...

            Vandana Gadia, Yash.ca

            Canada Apr 2008
            ...a sharp eye for photography and set design.

            Path Cooper, Desiclub.com

            USA Dec 2008
            outstanding achievements of emerging South Asian leaders.

            SSN Award for Excellence Nominee

            Canada May 2007
            Advertising Mastermind...

            Sheena Singh, The Cultural Connect

            USA 2007
            his photographs capture that detail, that way of life.

            Prerna Shah

            Times of India 2007
            Intriguing photos captures a moment in the lives...

            Prithi Yeleja, Toronto STAR

            Canada Jul 2006
            ...a sharp eye for photography and set design.

            Path Cooper, Desiclub.com

            USA Dec 2008
            The exquisite Unadkat's Photography Exhibit touched the hearts of many...

            Lachman Balani, VOICE

            Canada Jul 2006
            Honor for Indian

            Renu Mehta, The Indian EXPRESS, North America

            Feb 2006
            It captures the transnational hybridism of South Asian life experiences India, England, Scotland, the US & Germany.

            Dr. Werner Menski, University of London

            UK Jun 2000
            A same shop on Golden Mile decorated with Diwali Lights speaks volumes on the character of the city.

            Prerna Brinda, The Times of India

            India Feb 2000
            His work is a vibrant display of people, colours, gestures, environmental decor and architecture that is representative of the many Asian cultures.

            Hadinder Obhi, Indiaweekly

            UK Jun 2000
            An up-and-coming voice contributing to the cultural diversity that makes Canada such a vibrant country; an individual in the film and video industry finding new ways to approach the craft; a professional making great strides.

            ReelWorld Trailblazer Nominee

            Canada Jan 2005
            An outstanding citizen, one who is worthy of the esteem of both the community and the great City of New York.

            New York City Council Citation

            USA Dec 2002
            Very rarely do we come across people who are so positive and talented, that they exude this natural aura of beauty and perfection. I found this in Tushar, whose work speaks for itself, and whose personality goes beyond the ordinary.

            Saroosh Gull, Desiclub.com

            USA Dec 2002
            The Indian may be abroad, but 'phir bhi dil hai Hindustani'. The photographs display yearning to return to roots. A few ordinary moments made extraordinary by the angle, the depth, the look.

            Indian EXPRESS, India

            February 2000
            You were wonderful in Toronto & I would gladly put you in my suitcase and have you travel with me every where I go!

            Shabana Azmi (Internationally acclaimed actor, former Indian MP)

            Apr 2005
            The surrealist effect makes this "holiday photo" outstanding.

            Nirmala Bhojani, Leicester Mercury

            UK Jun 2000


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