MAYA CHANDRA is a communications specialist / corporate film maker with over 17 years of experience in video film making. She is one of the very few women in the country, and a leader in Karnataka who has established her name in the corporate film making industry. Armed with a Masters Degree in Mass Communication with a specialization in video film making from Boston, and work experience from Columbia Broadcasting Service, Boston, Maya returned to her roots in Bangalore.

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The Story

Back in the time, when the corporate film industry was in its very nascent stage, Maya found it an ideal situation to set trends and make a mark. She started off as an editor, one of the only woman editors in Bangalore and then ventured into corporate film productions. Her creativity and innovative approach to corporate film making earned her several premier clients in the corporate world.

Maya Chandra then set up her company - MAYA equipped with the latest technology and offering end to-end services in video film production. The Company’s success in the corporate world was recognized by the State Government, and thus began the creative journey in government and political communications. Another domain that Maya chose was healthcare, and with this emerging sector, she pioneered many initiatives in hospital and healthcare communications. TEAM MAYA is today backed with an 18 year experience and continues to trail blaze and innovate with every film project.

Achievements in Government Communications 

Catalysing "Brand Bangalore" 


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  • Created the first film to promote Bangalore as the IT destination : “The Power of Bangalore - Make IT Yours”. Screened at road shows across the world, this film showcased Bangalore as a business- friendly, cosmopolitan city - attractive for global investors. This film, commissioned by the Department of IT&BT, Government of Karnataka was a trend setter that propelled “Brand Bangalore” .

  • Created a series of films promoting the focus sectors of Business Process Outsourcing, Biotechnology and showcasing secondary cities of Hubli-Dharwad, Mangalore and Mysore.

  • Partnered with IT.Com / .in, Asia’s premier IT event from 2001-2008 in creating curtain raiser films, event documentaries and television commercials. These films helped brand and market the event - most favoured event for global IT giants.

  • Pioneered the documentation of testimonials from global leaders and interviewed over 50 renowned leaders who endorsed Bangalore as a favourable business destination.

  • Pioneered the concept of music videos for government communications. Created the first ever music video format of “The Power of Bangalore-Make IT Yours”.

Image building STPI-Bangalore


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Created promotional films for the STPI (Software Technology Parks of India, a Government of India enterprise) consecutively for 5 years. Pioneered the concept of motivational music video, and created and anthem song for employee motivation and inspiration.

Leveraging the experience for Andhra Pradesh


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  • Conceptualised “Andhra Pradesh : The Most Favoured Investment Destination” to promote the IT industry in Andhra Pradesh. Interviewed the then Chief Minister, Dr. Y S Rajashekara Reddy.

  • Created promotional films for AP Invest - the investment promotion department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh

  • Created road show and event films for Bangalore Bio - an annual event for the biotechnology industry

for the Infrastructure Development Department


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​In a first of its kind initiative, Maya took up the brand building exercise for the Infrastructure Development Department, Government of Karnataka. TEAM MAYA worked on the image building with innovative ideas like an online newsletter – Infra Connect. At a time when Karnataka’s infrastructure was a concern for global investors, positive communication through print and films was established. This strategy proved successful in attracting investors to the Global Investors Meet 2012.

another brand building chapter for the Department of Industries & Commerce, Government of Karnataka


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• Innovated the music video-narrative style of film for the Department of Industries & Commerce to promote Karnataka as the most favourable investment destination.

• Communications Partner for the Global Investor Meets 2010, 2012 and 2016

- conceptualized the main theme : ADVANTAGE KARNATAKA and created the custom designed promotional package of one main film and 8 focus sector films. Image building of the Chief Ministers with photo shoots, speech writing, etc. Interviewed global business leaders and produced a post event film.

• Created the road show film for Agri Investor Meet 2011 - the first of its kind Investor Meet for the Agriculture sector

Creative edge to political communications 


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Conceptuaised the creative strategy for the Karnataka Pradesh Congress (KPCC) Created the television commercial campaign and the theme song. The Congress Party won by a majority in the 2012 State Assembly elections.

Music Video to communicate a sense of belongingness


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Conceptualised and proposed the idea of a new age music video to instill pride in the language and culture of Karnataka. “Kannada Jeewaswaraa” was created with the participation of 18 top musicians and singers, shot at unusual locales across the State, and is the first of its kind music video anthem for the Government.

Other notable films 


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  • Researched and conceptualized the film on the founders of Bangalore - Kempegowda I & II for the renaming of the Bangalore International Airport to Kempegowda International Airport

  • Conceptualised television campaign for Right To Education(RTE) with Power Star Puneet Rajkumar and the Aadhar Card enrolment with Actor Sudeep

  • Created documentary for the launch of the Dr.Rajkumar Memorial by the Government of Karnataka

  • Directed over 15 biopics of renowned personalities

  • Created a historical documentary on the 75 years of Kannada Cinema

  • Produced a series of demo films for the launch of Mobile One
    - India’s first Mobile Governance initiative - by the Center for eGovernance, Government of Karnataka. Drafted speeches for the President of India and the Chief Minister for the launch event.


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