Sultan is a 1st Gen social entrepreneur and winner of 6 President of India’s National Film Award. He is the MD & Chief Learner @LXL ideas, an organisation that enables learning for life by creating experiences through its research, events, films and publications for students, parents & educators. For 2 decades it has been transforming education through its brands: School Cinema makes meaningful films; Krayon conceptualizes & organises large-impact events; Mentor creates platforms for sharing educational ideas and delivers holistic research & training & IKFF the world’s largest children’s film festival.
Sultan is a passionate educator, an amazing speaker, film producer, publisher, motivational speaker, admired event manager and a prolific educational blogger. He holds a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from MIT-Boston. An alumnus of St. Germain High School Bangalore, he is a Chemical Engineering from Bangalore University, a certified NLP practitioner and Master Trainer from Dale Carnegie USA.
Sultan believes in living life to the fullest, his interests include long-distance rides on his Harley, exploring the world through his travels, horse riding and trying different cuisines.
Sultan rose to fame by creating Horlicks Wizkids, an event that has given generations of school students across Asia a platform to express their talents. He introduced the concept of Film Pedagogy to the world by creating School Cinema a first its kind learning methodology in the world that utilizes the power of films to teach life skills.
The International Kids Film Festival (IKFF) is a project that is keeping Sultan busy these days. IKFF is a unique international film festival for kids hosted by schools across 20 countries that provides an opportunity for students to Watch the best of international children’s films, Learn from film-making masterclasses and Make Cinema to participate in the World’s Largest film-making competition.
In addition to leading LXL Ideas, Sultan is an advisor to MHRD, CIET-NCERT, Member of FICCI School Education Committee and the Mentorship Chair for Entrepreneur Organisation South Asia. He serves as an advisor to several children’s brands, educational institutions, social organisations & entrepreneurial ventures. He has published several research papers in international journals on the Psychosocial Development of Children and Media Pedagogy.
- MD & Chief Learner @LXL Ideas