Sharma won his first National Award for his documentary on
Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim. The film also won the
for artistic excellence in the Commonwealth Film and TV award in
Cyprus . He followed this with a book on Sikkim titled The
Images of Sikkim. Ramesh Sharma’s feature film “NEW DELHI TIMES”
-a political thriller, which he directed, was critically
acclaimed and won 4 awards in the National Film Festival in
India, including the Indira Gandhi Award for the Best Debut
film also won the AM Brousil “OPERA PRIMA” award in the 25th
International Karlovy Vary Film Festival and has been shown all
over the world including the London Film Festival, Cairo
International Film Festival, Melbourne Film Festival , Moscow
International Film Festival. The film was the opening film for
the Festival of Indian Cinema in Tashkent.
Sharma has since been actively involved in film and television
business and has written, directed and produced numerous short
films, corporate films as well as documentaries.
list of credits includes the critically acclaimed ten part
series THE MAKING OF A NATION, another ten part series for
INDIA TODAY- 25 INCREDIBLE YEARS, 52 minute documentaries on
the Mahakumbh Mela 2002, telecast on Rai TV, Italy,
Afghanistan-The Taliban Years and Beyond telecast on Discovery
Channel and Jihad- The Sword of Islam 2005 which has been
telecast in over 20 countries worldwide and the documentary of
renowned Italian explorer and scholar G Tucci- Of Mountains and
Monasteries- In the Footsteps of Tucci.
produced and co-directed the 78 minute feature documentary The
Journalist and The Jihadi- The Murder of Daniel Pearl. This
co-production with HBO was nominated for two EMMY awards in the
USA in 2007.
film won the National Award in India for The Best
Investigative Documentary of the Year.
also partnered numerous co-productions with various television
channels and production companies in Europe and America.
Presently Ramesh Sharma is developing 2 major International
feature film co-productions, including one on the life and times
of Amrita Sher Gil. The other is on the Hungarian linguist and
translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts, Csoma de Koros.
commemorate 150 years of Gandhi's birth in 2019, Ramesh Sharma
is working on a feature documentary -Gandhi -The Power of His
Sharma has produced over 5000 hours of television programming
in India in various genres.
Ramesh Sharma served as a
member of the Key Advisory Body to the Ministry of Information &
Broadcasting, Government of India from 2001 to 2005. He was
also a member of FICCI’s Entertainment committee in India and
member of the Governing Council of the NASSCOM-FICCI-e@lliance .
He was also appointed in 2005 for a period of two years- as
Member of the Indo-China Sub Commission for Film and TV- an
official body set up between the Governments of India and China.
2007 he was awarded the Caviliere dell’Ordiine della Stella
Della Solidarieta’ Italiana by the Government of
was Member Trustee of the India Brand Equity Foundation- a board
set up by the Ministry of Commerce, Govt of India in
the Chairman of the Jury of the National Film Awards for
non-feature films in India in 2012
been appointed as Head of Evaluation Committee by Ministry of
I&B, Govt of India to give report on the working of NFDC, Films
Division, National Film Archives of India and Children’s Film
Society of India for the last five years.
been appointed by the President of India to the Board of
Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Sikkim and
Member of the Executive Council of the Central University,
Himachal Pradesh by the Govt of India
also Member of the Steering Committee organizing the
International Film Festival of India, Goa in 2013 and was
reappointed for the same in 2014
married to Uma Gajapati Raju former Member of Indian Parliament
– Lok Sabha and he lives in Delhi and Mukteshwar with his wife