Associate Directors

Ghazal Javed is the Associate Director at The Puppet Studio. She is India’s leading Female Puppeteer who has carved a niche for herself in the mass media realm. She worked as a senior Muppeteer for "Galli Galli Sim Sim" ( Sesame Street India) and played the loveable character of "CHAMKI" and won the hearts of millions of kids in India.

Ghazal’s tryst with Television Puppetry began with her apprenticeship to Daytime Emmy Award nominee Martin P Robinson (Sesame Street, New York) and later she worked for "Galli Galli Sim Sim" for six years.

Ghazal, also played the character of "Mini" for puppet series for youtube - "Teehee Town"

She has been actively working in Films, Television and Theatre for the past 10 years. She worked as an Assistant Director in various Films and long format TV serials under reputed banners: feature film ‘Revolver Rani’ (Tigmanshu Dhulia, Endemol), TV series ‘Yudh’ with Amitabh Bachchan (Anurag Kashyap, Endemol) and feature film ‘Haider’ (Vishal Bhardwaj, UTV) to name a few.

Gaurav Srivastava is the Associate Director at the puppet studio. An ace puppeteer and actor with 12 years of experience in creative media and theatre.

He trained as a Puppeteer/ Muppeteer by Martin P Robinson, (a senior Puppeteer from Sesame Street, New York), Noel Mc neal ( Bear in the big Blue House) , Nayanga (Takalani Sesame, south Africa)

He worked as a lead puppeteer for famous puppet series - Galli Galli Sim Sim (Sesame Street India) and played the character of "Googly" and "Grover". He is one of the most versatile performer of puppets.

He portrayed of the character of Mr. Sam for puppet series on You Tube - TeeHee Town and was involved in every aspect of creating the puppet series.