Viveck VaswaniProducer of films
An alumnus of Campion School and Cathedral and John Connon, Vaswani started off with acting in India's first TV soap opera 'Khandaan'. He then produced a Marathi film called 'Kis Bai Kiss', and a major television serial called 'Nai Dishayen', in which he also starred along with Navin Nischol, Anju Mahendroo, Girish Karnad, Parikshat Sahni, Sharon prabhakar, Jayant Kripalani. He produced 'Gawaahi', giving a break to Anant Balani as a director. The film starred Zeenat Aman, Tanuja, Vikram Gokhale, and both India's Oscar nominated directors, Shekhar Kapur and Ashutosh Gowariker. He then produced three films at Sippy Films, alongside GP Sippy, 'Patthar Ke Phool', 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman', 'Aatish' and played minor roles in them as well. He has launched Raveena Tandon, Shah Rukh Khan, and given breaks to many (Sanjay Gupta and Sanjay Gadhvi were both assisting on 'Patthar ke Phool).
He has acted in more than a 100 films.
When Shah Rukh Khan came to Mumbai as a hopeful actor, he had no place to stay. He lived with Vaswani, who later appeared in Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and Josh with him, and helped SRK meet directors and producers. and launched him in 'Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman'. they also acted together in 'English Babu Desi Mem', 'Dulha Mil Gaya', 'Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa', 'King Uncle' and Vaswani has been a continuous mentor to him.
Vaswani also produced 'Everybody say's I'm Fine' in the english language, giving a break to Rahul Bose, who made his debut as a director, actors Koel Purie, Rehaan Engineer, Anahita Uberoi, Boman Irani, and has the distinction of getting Carlos Santana to play lead guitar on the title track of the film, composed by Zakir Hussain.