Aparna is the Founder & President of Bay Area South Asian Film Festival. She holds a Masters degree in Bio-Informatics and Film Studies from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and is a certified Film editor.

Aparna is an established Odissi dancer. She has performed in different cities of USA and India over the last 10 years. She organizes and choreographs performances in different community events in the Bay Area, CA.

Aparna runs a Bengali Radio show “Kolkata-Daka Cafe” in San Francisco and has taken numerous celebrity interviews. She worked in NABC as part of IBFA and Hospitality team 2017.  She has hosted community events with famous personalities like Director Srijit Mukherjee and Chef Alpana Habib.

Aparna is the Managing Partner of Star Synergy Entertainment and has distributed Bengali films and also Hindi films like Lipstick Under My Burkha all over the USA. Aparna organized Google and Facebook talk on gender equality and women empowerment with Director Alankrita Srivastav.

Aparna is also at present providing assistance to different Film Festivals as Curator and Film programmers.

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Other Team Members

Santanu Bhattacharya


Aniruddha Dasgupta

Founder/Festival Director

Srila Bhattacharya