PUBLIC Engagement:

Engage your target audience creatively and measure impact with us.For Research and Content Creators:





At PAHUS we appreciate the power of films to entertain and empower.

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PRIVATE Engagement :

We facilitate the free exchange of thoughts and ideas. By protecting and respecting the intellectual rights of researchers and content creators:



PAHUS an abbreviation inspired by the ancient Polynesian drum instrument 'PAHU' used for announcing important news and celebrations. Like PAHU the instrument, PAHUS as an organization raises awareness on important and neglected health and social issues through the use of arts & films.


PAHUS is an internationally leafed interdisciplinary organisation undertaking   : health - science film productions,  public health engagement- evaluations and provides a digital witness platform for protected sharing of thoughts & ideas.


PAHUS members have collaborated with government agencies, research institutes, legal firms and arts-based organizations for interdisciplinary initiatives executing creative communication-based projects for building capacity and engaging the public on health & social issues; systematically through evaluations and creatively through events and festivals in India and Internationally.


The PAHUS Leaves

Our internationally established interdisciplinary leaders converge within PAHUS to undertake innovative initiatives and provide a systematic and streamlined experience for our collaborators.                                                                                                 


Founder, PAHUS 


Dr Kartik Sharma

The Public Arts Health & Us (PAHUS)


To be a platform for bringing together academics & entertainers  to  engage & empower their target audience. 

Founder Bio:

Dr.Sharma has majored in Filmmaking and Health humanities from University College London (UCL). As a filmmaker and researcher, his mission is committed to bridging knowledge divides through a cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach. His present film projects focus on international and humanitarian cooperation. His previous films and evaluated research projects have raised awareness of health and social issues in society with the use of films and the arts. Kartik as a filmmaker and health humanities researcher has worked  internationally :


India with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS).

Thailand with HITAP, Ministry of Public Health and the Mechai Viravaidhya Foundation.

United Kingdom with National Health Services (NHS) and University College London(UCL).​


In addition, he serves as the Secretary, Public Health Film Society, Oxford, UK and 

Member, Special Interest group for India and South Asia, Public Health England (PHE), UK.

Legal Advisor

Mr Ankit Sahani

LEADER, Intellectual Property Rights

Affiliations: Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC) ; Ajay Sahani Associates LLP

New Delhi, India

Mr Sahani has enforced and defended intellectual property rights before various courts, tribunals and the Indian Intellectual Property Office. He has experience in all aspects of a litigation proceeding, including discovery, motion practice and trial. His transactional experience includes acquisition, disposition and commercialization of IP assets and due diligence. He currently serves on the Unfair Competition Committee and Advocacy subcommittee of the International Trademark Association. He is also a member of the European Union IP Office Observatory Expert Group on International Cooperation.

Film Advisory Stream

Mr Ravi Sachdev


Founder, Ravilicious Productions

Content Head & Consultant


Bangkok, Thailand


Mr.Sachdev is a Television and Film Productions major from the UK.With over 10 years experience in International Media Industry. Specialising in South East Asia and Thai market he has produced and directed many award winning TV shows for Thailand's Khon kon Khon (Modern Nine TV), "Ace - (Channel 7)" , Kob nok kala (Modern Nince TV) and several documentaries for TV.

He was responsible for the successful launch of the international ZEE TV channel in Thailand. 

Mr Nimish Kapoor



Scientist (E), VIGYAN PRASAR 

Dept. of Science and Technology


New Delhi, India

Mr.Nimish has been working in Vigyan Prasar from last 13 years and heading Science Film Festival Division. For organising International and National Science Film Festivals & Competitions; National Workshops on Science Film Making / Science Communication and resource material development.

He has Produced & directed approx. 1000 hours television programmes for ETV Network (2001-2004); Research and Reporter for more than 60 episodes of science and society based TV programmes DASTAK and India’s Most Wanted aired by ZEE TV.

Dr Sarah Iqbal

LEAD, Communications & Public Engagement 


New Delhi, India


Dr.Iqbal a fellow from the University of Oxford, UK has been leading efforts for opening up interesting opportunities for scientists and artists to join hands to impact societal opinions and behaviours. At India Alliance she mentors projects linking science with arts and films.

Research Advisory Stream

Prof Monica Lakhanpaul


Pro-Vice Provost South Asia

Co-Director CHIP Consortium


London, United Kingdom

Professor Lakhanpaul’s research promotes citizen science using structured and participatory methods to co-design interventions for the advancement of population science. She particularly focuses on disability, asthma and nutrition as exemplar public health issues in South Asian families. She is also a community paediatrician and works directly with children and their families to understand their health challenges.

Project Principal Investigator(PI):


The NEON Project 

Dr Sanghamitra Pati


Director, RCMR

Regional-Indian Council of Medical Research, Bhubaneshar, India

Dr Pati is a doctor by profession and currently working as a scientist and director of public health at Regional Council of Medical Research.She has promoted multimorbidity literacy aimed at capacity building of service providers at national and international events.Her reaserch articles on Films and Public Health have been widely published in journals such as The Lancet.


Dr Uy Hoang


PRESIDENT, Public Health Film Society 

Research FellowNuffield Department 


Oxford, United Kingdom

Dr.Hoang a doctor by profession and public health specialist from Yale, US has written extensively in the field of public health and the humanities research and regularly sits on the judging panels of international film festivals including the Global Health Film Festival of the American public Health Association and the International Public Health Film Competition.

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