Ashish Kulkarni, Chairman, FICCI AVGC-XR Forum, began his journey in the field of arts and media in 1995.
As Chairman of the Animation, VFX, Gaming & Comics AVGC forum at FICCI and MCCIA, Kulkarni has been persistently engaged with AVGC policymakers in India at central and state levels.
Kulkarni is Founder of Punnaryug Artvision and Screenyug Creations and is developing a unique concept called The Green Butterfly Art Village at Lonavala, which aims to create a holistic and sustainable ecosystem for all creative, performance and sports artists.
Kulkarni initiated the FICCI Best Animated Frames Awards at an international level. He also has developed curricula and introduced creative career programs in several institutes like FTII, Media and Entertainment Skills Council, Whistling Woods International, Lovely Professional University, University of Mumbai, Chitkara University and Jagannath University and organized workshops for parents and youth in over 70 cities to promote careers in AVGC.