Rakasree Basu is an award-winning producer, line producer and international co-production consultant based in Mumbai, India. Her Danish-Indian co-production “Iqbal and the jewel of India” is the first film co-produced between India and a Nordic country. Rakasree set up her independent production house in October 2015 and embarked on the journey of her first co-production with the television series, “The Most Beautiful Hands of Delhi”, a project commissioned by the Swedish television and directed by the Academy Award-nominated director Hannes Holm.
In 2018, she line-produced the BBC travel series, “Get Away for Winter”.
During 2016-2017, Rakasree acted as an Advisor to the Film Facilitation Office (FFO), set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC). At FFO, she played a pivotal role in formulating the guidelines for the Film Visa, which has proved to be a milestone in making India a popular filming destination for international productions.
Rakasree is a fellow member of the prestigious Producers’ Network at the Marché du Film of the Cannes Film Festival, a global network of promising independent producers.
In 2019, the Government of Finland invited her to “Finnish Film Affair”, a platform to encourage co-production between Finnish and international producers. She is regularly invited as a speaker on the topic of international co-productions at platforms such as NFDC Film Bazaar, PHD Chamber of Commerce and many more.
Rakasree mentors aspiring producers at the Producers’ Workshop at the NFDC Film Bazaar and is also a Guest Faculty in the Producing Department of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata.
Rakasree is a British Council Creative Economy Scholar and has a Master of Science degree in Creative Industries and Cultural Policy from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom. Earlier in 2011, she graduated in Media Studies from Kalyani University, West Bengal, where she topped the university in the department.