Captain Rahul Sudesh Bali is an Indian Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Curator, Film Maker and a Champion of Global Cultural Exchanges.
A well-known name in the Festival circuits across the globe, Captain Bali is the Curator of Indian Film Festival Worldwide IFFW and has been doing tremendous work curating cultures globally that immensely help strengthen the bilateral relations between nations. He believes Cultural Cooperation always leads to Commercial Cooperation and Festivals are the best means to achieve cultural cooperation between India and the world.
An alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy Khadakwasla and the Indian Military Academy Dehradun, Captain Rahul Sudesh Bali is the founder Managing Director of Innovations India an integrated marketing solutions and brand management company that has grown from a small creative unit to a multinational identity with a global presence.
His journey from guns to glamour has been a complete joy ride as he firmly believes that one crowded moment of glorious life is worth an age without a name. Apart from curating cultures across the globe via Film Festivals, Captain Bali is also the Curator & Chief Architect of the Indirica Festival which is an honest and ambitious initiative aimed at creating synergies and opening new opportunities to connect India with Africa. The Indirica Festival is a catalyst in accelerating the efforts towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals via cultural exchanges boosting the south – south cooperation between India and Africa while spreading the fragrance of India.
Captain Rahul Bali is the recepient of the prestigious Best Curator of Indian Film Festival Abroad Award and has successfully curated Mega Cultural Events and Indian Film Festivals in Russia, Vietnam, Poland, Hungary & Kenya where icons and superstars like Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, John Abraham, Manisha Koirala, Tabu, Arjun Rampal, Ayushmann Khurrana, Gulshan Grover, Raima Sen, Sushant Singh, Harshvardhan Rane, Imtiaz Ali, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, Rajkumar Santoshi, S S Rajamouli, Rahul Mittra, Umesh Shukla, Rajesh Mapuskar, Mikhil Musale and Dr. Raju Chadha have walked the Red Carpet.