Founded by internationally acclaimed Indian filmmakers Ketan Mehta and Deepa Sahi, Cosmos-Maya is a Singapore and India based Animation Company that produces high quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. KKR backed Emerald Media, a Pan-Asia platform established by the leading global investment firm, for investments in the media and entertainment sector, recently acquired a controlling stake in Cosmos-Maya. Cosmos-Maya boasts of a 14,000 sq. ft. state of the art studio located in the heart of the Indian entertainment industry – the picturesque Film City in Mumbai. It has expanded to other locations in Mumbai and Hyderabad, with a total area across its studio facilities in excess of 70,000 sq ft. The company primarily focuses on creating IPs in the kids’ animation space and is presently working on multiple Indian animation TV series with all the leading linear & non-linear broadcasters.


Established in June 2015, Wowkidz is one of the leading channel for kids’ animation on YouTube available worldwide. It is owned by cosmos and comprise of videos available on all the major IPs like Motu Patlu, Vir: The Robot Boy, Eena Meena Deeka and Kisna. The channel is a mix of all genre comprising of action, adventure and comedy.



Ketan Mehta (Founder Chairman)

A graduate in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi and then from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, he has over 30 years of experience in the Movie, TV, Commercial and Documentary field. One of India’s internationally acclaimed filmmakers and having produced and directed over 10 full-length features like Manjhi – The Mountain Man, Rang Rasiya, Mangal Pandey – The Rising, Maya Memsaab, Holi and Mirch Masala as well as TV serials for almost all the premier broadcasters in India, he is a household name in the entertainment industry in India.

Deepa Sahi (Co-Founder)

A film star, director, screenplay writer, producer and a media entrepreneur, Deepa has a substantial portfolio of achievements to her name. A graduate of the Delhi School of Economics as well as of the National School of Drama, she brings a wealth of experience and aesthetics to our projects.


Anish Mehta (CEO)

A chartered accountant by training, Anish has established and managed the operations at the MDS Studio from its inception. He is now responsible for Cosmos’ secure and durable broadcaster relationships and revenue acquisition activities as well as day-to-day production control and execution with outsourced studios in India.


Adithyan Shayan (COO)

High performing leader with the career-spanning ~18 years in animation, VFX and computer graphics industry (CGI) in areas of Studio Leadership, Business Development & Account Management, Production Management, Studio Operations, Talent Acquisition, Crew Management & Development, Industry, and University outreach. Adi also played the pivotal role in building 2 CG Animation Studios ground up and had a 4-year stint in Hollywood / Los Angeles, including Government Engagement & Liaison for industry support and pioneering efforts towards Industry Development, Ecosystem Development, Skill Development etc.

Kalyani Rane (CFO)

Ms Kalyani Rane, the dynamic CFO, has close to 20 years of experience across diverse industries including Food & Beverage and Retail. Her credentials include professional degrees including Cost & Works Accountants and a Management degree with a specialisation in Finance. A result-oriented and decisive leader, she is also a persuasive communicator with a knack for success.

Ashutosh Tipnis (Director HR)

Mr. Ashutosh Tipnis, who started his corporate journey with Crompton Greaves, was previously Head – HR (West and South) at Hindustan Times. With a Masters in Human Resources from KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research, he carries with him the pedigree of a premier B-school. It is no surprise then that he is regularly invited by top B-schools to give talks and attend panel discussions.

Devdatta Potnis (SVP: Revenue and Corporate Strategy)

Responsible for the marketing, sales & syndication of the content of the company worldwide, Dev also looks in the co-production and digital content platform of the company. An electronics engineer & MBA in communications management with a passion for content, he brings along over 8 years of experience across different segments of the Indian media business.

Suhas Kadav (Chief Creative Officer)

The man behind Motu Patlu, the company’s flagship animation IP, Suhas is one of the key creative forces in the company. A trained artist from the esteemed J.J. School of Arts in Mumbai, he has been an animation veteran with almost 16 years of business across major animation studios and has worked on multiple internationally acclaimed projects. He is also involved in the development of the new IPs of the company.


Dheeraj Berry (SVP: Creative Development and Current Projects)

With over a decade long experience across all the aspects of the animation production process including creative development, Dheeraj is one of the most well rounded creative professionals in the animation business in India. Having mastered all the ropes of the production process, he is responsible for company’s first show for the international markets, Eena Meena Deeka and continues to contribute to the creative development across all the new IPs in development.


Ram Dhumne (VP: Studio – 3D)

A fine arts graduate from Nagpur, Ram is responsible for the overall quality supervision for all the content produced at the company. Having worked on multiple internationally renowned projects, he has developed a key eye for minute details and is generally involved in every aspect of the creative output process.

Asif Khan (SVP: Outsourcing)

Asif started his career in junior management with PrimeFocus in 1998 and has over 18 years of work experience comprising of over 200 films, music videos etc. He joined Maya in 2013 as Outsource Producer and today he is the VP of the department, handling over 200 vendors. Churning out profits for the company with least vendor expense is Asif’s motto.

Tarith Nath (Episodic Director)

Tarit had joined Maya in 2001 as a junior animator. Before this with about 16+ years at Maya, Tarit shares a deep bond with the company. He’s been here through all the Ups and Downs, therefore no matter what the situation, Tarit will always stand by Maya.


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