Team

Sahara Sharma
CEO, Founder

Sahara Sharma is a New York based Nepali independent filmmaker and a media entrepreneur.

After graduating with a Master’s of Science in Communication from Bangalore University, India, Sahara started her media company Gauthali Entertainment based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

After working as a journalist for Nepal Republic Media and directing a few short films, Sahara directed her first TV  feature, ‘Chasing Rainbows’ (2013) a film about sexuality, migration, and depression amongst the Nepali youth. The film opened the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (2013) and won in the Nepal Panorama Category. The film also won the Critics’ Award at the Toronto Nepali Film Festival (2014).

Sahara has also produced & directed two television series ‘Gauthali ka Kathaharu’ (2017-18) and ‘Maya Bhanne Cheez Estai Ho’ (2018-19). She is also the presenter for ‘Gauthali Talks’ (2020), a roundtable talk show on all things cinema and media .

Sahara is currently working on her first international co-production ‘My Share of Sky’.

Abhimanyu Dixit
COO, Founder

AbhiManyu Dixit is a Kathmandu based filmmaker, film educator, & film campaigner.

He has a Master’s degree from Bangalore University (2014), India and a Bachelor’s degree in Media Studies from Kathmandu University (2010), with Cinema as his Major for both degrees. 

As a filmmaker, he actively writes, directs, and produces films through his company Gauthali Ent whilst freelancing script writing and producing jobs. He is currently working on his debut feature documentary Beyond the Scale: Ms. Nepal Curvy (2024) featured in the Docedge project incubation lab in Kolkata, India.

He’s been working with Sahara Sharma since 2011, owning a company together, alongside co-writing, and producing most of her short, as well as feature-length films through Gauthali Entertainment. Their collaboration continues for एक मुठ्ठी बादल, My share of sky, where he is a co-writer, and Producer in the project.

Abhimanyu is a faculty for film and Media Studies at Kathmandu University, and also a film critic for The Kathmandu Post, Nepal’s leading broadsheet daily. 


Sahayog Raj Adhikari 
Producer, Director

Sahayog Raj Adhikari is a core team member of Gauthali Entertainment since its establishment in 2015. He has worked as an Executive Producer and Casting Director for various projects in Gauthali. Alongside, since 2017 he has worked as a senior producer on TV filmy- a national television channel. He worked as a casting director and acting coach for commercial projects for Princess Movies. He is an alumni of Actor’s Studio (2016) and has worked as a cast member in various television series- Crime Patrol (2021), Maya Bhanne Cheez Estai Ho (2018-19), Gauthali Ka Katha Haru (2017), short films, and feature films.


Aashruti Tripathi
Director

Aashruti Tripathi is a documentary filmmaker and producer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Media studies from Kathmandu University, her academic research focussing on ‘Analysis of Nepali film posters’. Her first fiction short film premiered on Himalaya Television as part of a series while still a student. She has worked as a Director, Assistant Director, Cinematographer and Editor. Her experiences as a filmmaker ranges from TV to web series, and documentaries. She is also a participant of ’Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) filmmaking workshop and film festival, 2018. She has also worked as a photojournalist at Kathmandu Post, and as a Multimedia Associate for Daayitwa Nepal, an NGO focussing on youth employment and rural entrepreneurship. As the core-team of Gauthali Entertainment, Aashruti is currently working on her fifth documentary, and her second fiction short. 


Sailesh RC (LSM)
Director

LSM is an Independent Filmmaker from Western Nepal. He is a Gograha workshop attendee for Scriptwriting and Direction. He is a Media Studies Graduate from Kathmandu University School of Arts. Sailesh directs short films and documentaries from Gauthali Entertainment.


Pinki Sris Rana
Director

Pinki Sris Rana is the Campaign Coordinator at Gauthali. She is the presenter, researcher, and conceptualizer of her show ‘Tarka Bitarka’. She also works as the Culture and Arts Reporter for The Kathmandu Post. She is a Media Studies Graduate from Kathmandu University School of Arts and has a keen interest in understanding society and the norms that construct it. Currently, she is developing her first documentary on the caste system of Nepal with Gauthali Entertainment.