RAJESH M IYER
RAJESH M IYER
Rajesh M. Iyer is a media professional for over two decades. After graduating with a BBA, he went on to do M.A. in English Literature from Bhopal University. Later, after a short stint in the field of sales and marketing, Rajesh ventured into creative writing in mid 90s, which took him to Mumbai.
He spent the formative years in the television industry, working first as creative director and writer. He was associated with many popular TV series of that time, prominent among them being ‘Colgate Top Ten’ (Zee TV), ‘O’Maria’ (Sony TV), ‘Mujhe Chand Chahiye’ (Zee TV) and ‘Khabdoo Bigdoo’ (Hungama TV). He later helmed a film and TV production house, Prayaas Productions Pvt. Ltd. as CEO, creating many serials and two films.
Alongside television and films, Rajesh was also editor of magazines like ‘Great Looks’ (fashion magazine) and ‘Raga to Rock’ (music magazine), apart from being a regular columnist in many publications.
He has helmed creative positions in many media companies like Magna (Editorial Head - Books), Macmillan (Creative Head, Corporate Division) and Amar Chitra Katha (Vice President - Creative).
He is the writer and creative producer of an underproduction film titled ‘Monopoly: The Game of Money’. He is currently co-writing an international feature film.
He has published four novels: Evading the Shadows, a spy thriller set during the Mahabharata, which went on to become No.1 bestseller historical fiction on Amazon India and on Sapna Bookstore Top 10, Hari and Friends - A Holi Adventure, a nostalgic, coming-of-age novel set in India of the’80s, Spinner of the Twisted Tale, a wondrous tale of a storyteller, which carries 25 stories told by the protagonist, apart from chronicling her own life and Karmic Souls, a love story set amidst spiritual awakening.
Before penning his novels, Rajesh has authored two books for children: 'Nanha Natkhat: Tales of Little Krishna' and 'Valiant Warriors'.
Having researched stories and storytelling formats, Rajesh conducts storytelling sessions for a few educational institutions and corporates, prominent among them being Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd., MATS University (Raipur), Pearl Academy, Krimiga Publications, Stream Edutech, WOW Express, among others.
Apart from his storyteller avatar, Rajesh is an entrepreneur and is the co-founder of two storytelling start ups: Kriscendo Media LLP and Rasavant Media LLP.
He lives in Mumbai with his wife, son and father