Umesh Aggarwal  - After graduating from Delhi University, Umesh Aggarwal started working in the Indian Television Industry in 1985.

Umesh Aggarwal learned my craft on the job. It was in 1991 that Umesh Aggarwal started reporting, writing, and directing television news & other shows and films.

News & Entertainment Television

In 1994 Umesh Aggarwal launched News & Entertainment Television (NET) a television software and film production house. During the last 25+ years, NET has produced more than 4000 hours of television software. Today NET is known in the industry for Speed, Efficiency, and Quality.

o2india

In August 2021, o2india an official YouTube channel of NET was launched. It started with RAHMAN MUSIC SHEETS a series celebrating 30 years of AR Rahman in film music. In the coming months, o2india will have many more shows. At o2india they promise to present content that’s in-depth & incisive.

1. Canvass
2. YouTube Channel
3. Awards & Honors
4. SCREENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL PLATFORMS & FILM FESTIVALS
5. MAJOR CLIENTS (Partial List)
6. Profile - Team
7. Documentaries
8. Entertainment Shows & TV Campaigns
9. Infotainment Shows
10. Details of Government Projects undertake
11. Other Ministry Projects
     (a.) Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
     (b.) Ministry of Rural Development
     (c.) Ministry of DONER (Development of North-East Region)
     (d.) Ministry of Human Resource Development
     (e.) Ministry of External Affairs
     (f.) Ministry of Agriculture
     (g.) Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
     (h.) Ministry of Urban Development
     (i.) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
     (j.) Ministry of Information & Technology 
     (k.) National Innovation Council
     (l.) Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports 
     (m.) Ministry of Women & Child Development
     (n.) Ministry of AYUSH
     (o.) Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change 
     (p.) Department of Consumer Affairs
     (q.) Department of Administrative Reforms
     (r.) Ministry of Minority affairs 
     (s.) Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

CANVASS

Television shows & films based on:

Documentary films
TV, Radio Commercials
Human interest & Social Welfare
Entertainment & lifestyle
Art, culture & heritage
Health, Travel, Cuisine
Environment & Wildlife
Corporate & Presentation films, Multimedia presentations

YouTube Channel: 

O2india
Launched on 15th August 2021.
Featuring RAHMAN MUSIC SHEETS.
A series to celebrate 30 years of AR Rahman in film music.

Awards & Honors

(2007) National Award “The Whistle Blowers” best documentary of the year. 

(2014) Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in journalism for “BROKERING NEWS” a film on Paid News in India.

(2014) Jury Member for National Film Awards

(2013) “Brokering News; Media Money & Middlemen” Gold Trophy, Best documentary Film. IDPA Awards.

2013, 2012, 2010, 2007, 2005-Indian Telly Awards for KIRAN – Joy of Giving. 

(2011) Gold Medal as the Best Documentary for “ANNADATA-Food For Thought” at the IDPA awards 2011.

(2010) “Incurable India” Jury’s certificate at the SFF, IFFI 2010

(2010) Best Film “Underground Inferno”  Eco Film festival, Athens, Greece. 

(2010) Silver Medal “Underground Inferno” by IDPA, Mumbai, India 

(2009) Best Environment Film Award “Underground Inferno” IFFI 09, Goa.

(2008) “Divided Colors of a Nation”  Indian Panorama 08 at IFFI 08, Goa. 

(2007)Vatavaran Film award for “The Whistle Blowers” for best editing 

(2005, 2002)Indian Television Academy  Award for ‘Kiran’ A daily show DD.

SCREENINGS AT INTERNATIONAL PLATFORMS & FILM FESTIVALS

(2016, 17) Jai Ho – A film on AR Rahman
Special Screening, White House, Washington DC.
World Premiere – Museum of Moving Image, New York
IFFLA (Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA.
Huston Film Festival, USA.
Madrid Film Festival, Spain.
Film Festival of Stuttgart, Germany.
Bussan International Film Festival, Korea
San Francisco Film Festival
Tokyo International Film Festival.
Toronto International Indian Film Festival
Film Festival of Melbourne
Indian Film Festival, Sydney
Prague Indian Film Festival.
Indian Panorama, International Film Festival of India
Special Screening at O2, London

(2012) “Brokering News: Media, Money & Middlemen” 

Hamilton International Film Festival, USA.
MIFF (Rated as one of the 10 GAME CHANGERS films in India. 
International Film Festival of India, Goa

(2011) Incurable India

Health Film Festival – Greece
Mumbai International Film Festival
Indian Panorama – IFFI

(2010) “ANNADATA-Food For Thought” 

Indian Panorama, International Film Festival of India, Goa

(2009) “Underground Inferno” 

Mexico International Film Festival.
(rated as one of the best TV documentaries in the world.

(2007) The Whistle Blowers

Karachi International Film Festival
Kerala International Film Festival

MAJOR CLIENTS (Partial List)

The President’s Secretariat
Doordarshan (India’s national broadcaster)
DAVP
NFDC
National Geographic Channel
Discovery Network
Zee Tv
Sony Tv
HelpAge India
UNICEF
UNESCO
All India Radio
Ministry of Defence
Ministry of Finance
Ministry of Information Technology
Ministry for Human Resource Development
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Ministry of Rural Development
Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs
Press Information Bureau
Ministry of AYUSH
Ministry of Women & Child Development
Ministry of Urban development
Indian Navy
Indian Army
Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation

Profile - Team

Team size of over 40 professionals.
Top-end Infrastructure including Shooting equipment, Graphic stations, and Non-Linear post-production facilities.
An all-India network of capable reporters, cameras, and research professionals.

Documentaries

JAI HO – A film on A.R. Rahman  (Discovery Network)
Underground Inferno – (National Geographic Channel)
India’s Moon Mission – (Discovery Network)
The President’s Estate – A film on President’s Estate, India
Good Evening – HelpAge INDIA
Divided Colours of a Nation – Ford Foundation
The Whistle Blowers – Ford Foundation 
Dew & Dew Drop – Ford Foundation
Incurable India – Ford Foundation
Annadata - Food For Thought – Prasar Bharati
Brokering News - Prasar Bharati &  PSBT
OH GOD: FAITH-FILTH-PILGRIMAGE - IGNCA

Biographical films on three Prime Ministers of India – Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda, Mr. I.K. Gujral and Mr. Atal Behari Vajpayee. (On DD & Sony)

Mother: A Tribute - a half-hour obituary in English on Mother Teresa, telecast internationally through Doordarshan’s National Network., just before the live telecast of Mother’s funeral in Calcutta.

Living on the borders – A documentary series on the partition of India. The series looks at partitioned India from a purely human angle.

Doctors in the Dock - a film on the inclusion of the medical profession within the purview of the Consumer Protection Act.

Saudagar - an investigative film, on the illegal cultivation of Opium & trafficking towards heroin manufacturing.

HelpAge India – A six-part series on various programs of HelpAge India.

Entertainment Shows & TV Campaigns: 

Bharat Meri Pehchan: A campaign with Icons of the 21st century (Sachin Tendulkar, Amir Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Rani Mukerjee, Sania Mirza, Vishwanathan & others) for the Ministry of I&B. Telecast on all the major channels in India.

Our Constitution, Our Pride: A campaign with the President of India, to mark 60 years of the Indian constitution. It also featured famous writer Gulzar. Telecast on all the major channels in India.

Pritish Nandy Show:  a half-hour celebrity chat show in English, Indian television’s first show of its genre, on DD-1 and later on ZEE TV & Sony TV.

Observer Screen Awards – a two-hour live show on annual film awards started by the reliance group.
Star & Style show (25th Anniversary) A one-hour live show to mark the 25th anniversary of the film magazine.
Spot Light - A celebrity lifestyle show on Sony TV
Lifestyle -  A lifestyle show on Home TV
Indian Ocean - a series of short features on hues and shades that make India.
Humsafar  - A weekly travel show.  
Mumbai Talkies - A weekly film-based show on Bollywood and Hollywood.
Toon Talk - a half-hour weekly show showcasing India’s various cartooning genres over the decades, told through the lives of India’s top cartoonists.
Lifeline – A daily medical (recreation of case studies) series. (350 episodes)
Utsav - A weekly art, culture, and entertainment show (115 episodes)
Namaskar - A half-hour daily breakfast show.  (130 Episodes)
Finishing Touch - NDTV (Under development) 

Infotainment Shows:

Kiran - A daily 5-minute Hindi program on philanthropic efforts by individuals telecast on DD national network. (1200 episodes)
# ITA award 2002 & 2005  for best interstitial across channels in India
# Indian Telly award 2005, 2007 & 2010, 2012, 2013 as a best public service program
# Penguin Publishers have published a book, which is based on ‘KIRAN’
Rubaru - A one on One Chat show on Doordarshan
Grassroots - a series on Grassroots initiatives and reforms.
Crossroads - A debate competition show. 
Fiscal Fitness - a 15-minute business show in English, telecast on Zee TV, the first such show on a private satellite channel in India.
Business Report - a 15-minute business magazine in English on DD-1
The Legal Balance - A weekly program focusing on legal issues. 
Grassroots - A weekly half-hour show featuring Grassroots level development initiatives and projects by individuals as well as organizations
Mindscapes - a weekly one-on-one interview show that features the best brains from India & visiting dignitaries from other countries. (105 episodes)
Editor’s Choice - a unique series that presented editors of India’s leading publications to conduct exhaustive interviews of personalities of their choice.
Heads and Tails: An animal show. 
Greener Pastures: A series on environment alternatives.

Details of Government Projects undertaken:

The President’s Estate:
A film on The President House - Its restoration. (2015)
A film on The President Estate - Becoming of an inclusive institution (2016)
SMART TOWNSHIP TO SMARTGRAMS - A film on the villages adopted by The President Estate. (2017)

Ministry of Defence: 
Film on President Fleet Review 22 
Film on INS VALSURA (Getting President’s Colour – March 2022) 
Film on The Eastern Fleet – Golden Jubilee (April 2022)   
A Film on VIKRAMADITYA - Life Onboard Aircraft Carrier, Indian Navy
A film on Indian Navy Day 2021
A film on Indian Navy Day – 2020
A Film on Offshore Patrol Vassals, GSL. (2021)
A film on the Indian Navy to mark Navy day 2019.
A film on Goa Shipyard Limited
The Shining Sword - A film to mark 50 years of the Western Naval Command. 2018
A film on the Indian Navy to mark Navy day 2018.
The Sunrise Command - [email protected] (To mark 50 years of the Eastern Naval Command.
A film on the Indian Navy to mark Navy day 2017.
A film to mark the Golden Jubilee of the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy.
A film for the Indian Navy to mark Navy day 2016
A Post Event film on IFR 2016
A curtain Raiser film for International Fleet Review 2016 organised by the Indian Navy
The Centenary Year film THE SHARQAT BATTLE – MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY
Three films to launch defence investors’ cell
Defense Products by various PSUs for Paramilitary Forces
Defence Products by various PSUs for Armed Forces
A film on Make In India (2015)
A film on AeroIndia. (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)
A Video Spot to mark Indian Army Day. (2011)
Films on DEFEXPO. (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016)
A film on Aerospace Industry. (2009)

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

Signature Film IFFI (International Film Festival of India) 2018
A film on PIB (2013)
Signature Film National Film Awards 2012.
Signature Film Indian Panorama 2010
Signature Film IFFI 2010, 50 Years of Prasar Bharati
TV Commercials to mark: 
Independence day, Republic day
Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
Birth Anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar
PIB: 
Common Wealth games 2011 featuring stadiums, Main Press Centre, Achievements.
Video Press Releases - Short films on grassroots successes of various central government schemes. These short films are uploaded on the PIB site to be downloaded by various TV channels across India.   
A film on PIB 2013

Ministry of Rural Development 

11 Films on Grassroots successes of MRD schemes in Uttarakhand.
Launch film - Saansad aadarsh Gram Yojna by PM Sh. Narendra Modi
5 films on MGNREGA, NRLM, DDUGKY, NSAP
Launch film - Kaushalya Vikas Yojna
Various Video Spots.
A Radio Series “MASHAL”. 13 episodes, 11 languages, focusing on schemes MRD.
Radio Series “Jaage Jan Jan Jaage Gaanv”. 13 episodes, 11 languages, schemes MRD.
TV Series “GRASSROOTS”. 13 episodes, focused on success stories at the grassroots. 
A Television Series “Ek Naya Savera”. This 13 episodes series was produced in 12 languages, & focused on various success stories at the grassroots.
A 2 part documentary series on Social Audit (MGNREGA)
MRD’s Presentation film at the AARDO Conference.
A series of 7 films on PMGSY
A series of 4 films on NRLM, DDUGKY, NSAP, MGNREGA
Two films on SAGY
Five films on various schemes of MRD.
A film on Milk Companies by Women in Madhya Pradesh.

Ministry of DONER (Development of North-East Region)  

12 Films on Grassroots successes of DoNER/ NEC schemes NER (2020)

Ministry of Human Resource Development 

Film to mark World Literacy day 2019
Films on Teachers who won National Award 2018.

Ministry of External Affairs 

A film on IDFOI –  foundation to channelize NRI philanthropic efforts.
A film on ITEC
A film on iLearn

Ministry of Agriculture 

A film on the Indian Council of Agricultural Research.
A film on Agriculture Museum of India.
A film on Fodder Research.
A film on SOPs for framers during COVID 19

Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation 

Film  on Sustainable Development Goals to Mark National Statistics Day 2019

Ministry of Urban Development  

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan - a campaign consisting of 5 TV commercials – on Swachh Survekshan – 8 languages

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 

A series of 3 films on the Indian Council of Medical Research
A series if 14 films on ICMR’s various research institutes across India.

Ministry of Information & Technology  

A film on Community Information centers in North-eastern India (2002)
A film on the success of Community Information centers in North-eastern India (2005)
A film on e-governance. (2007)

National Innovation Council:

India Innovates: A television series focussing on grassroots innovations that are replicable, scalable & capable to change human life.

Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports  

A film on NSS
A film on National Youth Parliament 2019.
18 testimonials on participants at the National Youth parliament 2019.

Ministry of Women & Child Development 

A film on New Born care (17 languages)
5 Radio Jingles (17 Languages).

Ministry of AYUSH  

Animation logo for the International Yoga Day 2015.

Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change 

Launch film for Air Quality index

Department of Consumer Affairs 

Various TV Commercials for JAAGO GRAAHAK JAAGO Campaign.

Department of Administrative Reforms 

Panch-Tantra: A film on Gram Panchayatha Online System

Ministry of Minority affairs   

A film on their policies & schemes. 

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment 

A short film to mark Dr. BhimRao Ambedkar Awards.


Umesh Aggarwal - News & Entertainment Television (NET)