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Film Director / Producer / Photographer
Po Box 22433
Dar es Salaam
Tel          : +255 22 2135355
Mobile    : +255 784 623470
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Name of the Firm             : Performance Ltd
Name of Staff                   : Runjiv J. Kapur
Profession                        : Film Director, Cameraman, and Photographer
Date of Birth                     : 30th June, 1958
Years with Firm/Entity      : 10 years

Key Qualifications:

Runjiv is a Director of Performance Ltd, with over 19 years experience in filmmaking out of which 10 years are in Tanzania. His capability is demonstrated by his talents as a professional Director and Producer of Films with the outstanding ability to combine these skills with that of a Videographer.

Between June 1999 and to date in Tanzania Runjiv has directed 153 TV commercials, 30 corporate videos, 50 Documentaries for top-notch clients in Tanzania and internationally as well as 25 Short stories for Reuters Television which were also broadcast on CNN, BBC etc. Runjiv has also directed the Live TV event Vodacom Miss Tanzania in 2007, 2008 and 2009.

Runjiv has also worked as a freelance correspondent / cameraman for Africa Report a program produced for CNBC Television in South Africa.

As a Director of these projects Runjiv has the required high degree of skill in scripting, screenplay writing along with knowledge of audio tracks management.  He brings these very skills to produce projects of international standards.

Runjiv is also an acclaimed photographer and published a book Bazaars Down Under – a photographic journey for Tourism Australia. A Government of Australia initiative.


March 2010:
Documentary for ILO Geneva shot in Zambia.
Feb 2010:
Industrial Photography assignment for Serengeti Breweries In Dsm / Mwanza A to Z textiles Mills Malaria Net Initiative ZANDUKA Promo
Jan 2010:
TV Commercial for Vodacom – Kwanza Kilimo (Agriculture First)
December 2009:
Photo Shoot for Bank M Calendar
Nov 2009:
TV Commercial for Vodacom. M Pesa Campaign
Oct 2009:
TV Commercial for Mount Livingston Beer
Sept 2009:
TV Commercial for Uhuru Beer, Live TV show Miss Tanzania - 2009, 7 TV Episodes for Miss Tanzania 2009
Aug 2009:
Documentary clips on Ramadhan for Zantel/ Etiselat Dubai. Photo shoot Zantel
July 2009:
Photography assignment for Vodacom advertisment
June 2009:
TVC for Serengeti Beer Whitedent Toothpaste
May 2009:
TVC for Coca Cola
April 2009:
Documentary on Albinos, Music video of an Albino singer
March 2009:
Photography assignment for TTCL
Feb 2009 :
Short Documentary on Tanzania House of Talent for Africa Journal
Jan 2009:
Photography Assignment for Living Room
Dec 2008:
Photography Assignment – UNESCO – GHANA portraying Culture of Ghana (phase 1)
Nov 2008:
Swahili Fashion Week
Oct 2008:
Vodacom Foundation Documentary Share & Care
Sept 2008 :
Aarex corporate video
Aug 2008:
Miss Tanzania Live TV Show, Child Survival video for Unicef Tanzania - Documentary on Integrated Measles campaign
July 2008:
Miss Tanzania Tv Episodes
May 2008:
4 TV Commercials Vodacom M-Pesa
April 2008:
Documentary for Cornel Ngaleku Children Centre - Rombo
March 2008:
Vodacom Tuzo Point and Tuzo Droo Tv commercial Documentary for ILO Geneva on women entrepreneurs
Feb 2008:
Vodacom 4 Milion customers TVC’s Documentary for World Vision - Australia
Jan 2008:
Tv Commercial for Meditex Soap
Dec 2007:
TV Commercial for TTCL, Photography Assignment for NBC 2008 Calendar.
Nov 2007:
Photography assignment and Documentary for ILO Rome - on Women Entrepreneurs in Tanzania, Kick Boxing in Tanzania – A short film for Africa Journal - Reuters TV
Aug 2007:
Unicef Uzbekistan Photography and Documentary assignment on country program.
July 2007:
Miss Tanzania TV Episodes and Live Show
June 2007:
TV Commercial for NIda Textiles. – Brand Giga Bed sheets.
April 2007:
Photography assignment for ILO Tanzania on the subject of ‘The World of Work - Tanzania
March 2007:
Documentary for ILO Tanzania on Elimination of Child labour in Tanzania.
Feb 2007:
Documentary for ILO Geneva on the business of cut flower industry in Tanzania which was shown on CNN World Report
Jan 2006 - Jan 2007:
Documentary for World Vision – Australia on implementation of Internet installations in rural areas of Tanzania. Documentary for Unicef on Youth in Tanzania and way forward Music video for UNICEF shown at the ADF in Addis Ababa on youth issues in Tanzania called Songa Mbele Photography assignment for Tourism Australia.
Jan 2004 – Sept 2005:
TV Commercials. Clients: PSI Tanzania, M&M Communications, Mohamed Enterprises, New World Cinema, Computer Connections Ltd, Royal Dairy. Brand: Ngao Malaria Campaign, YEBO Task: Director Corporate Videos. Client: Toyota Tanzania, Vodacom Documentary – Merchant Princes – The Karimjee Family of Tanzania Documentary: O&OD Process, The Merchant Princes Client: Unicef Tanzania, KJ Co Ltd. Task: Director/Cameraman/ Script Short Documentary for Africa Journal on ‘Sauti ya Busara’ - Zanzibar– Reuters Television Program - CEO’s of Tanzania - Correspondent & Cameraman for Africa Report – CNBC Television
Aug 2003 – Dec 2003:
TV Commercials. Client: M&M Communications Brand: PPF Corporate and Research Video Client: VODACOM Task: Director / Cinematographer Documentaries. Client: Unicef Zanzibar, Reuters Subject: Documentary on Unicef projects in Zanzibar, 3 Human Interest stories
Jan 2003 – July 2003:
Script. Prepared a Script for The Capital Markets and Securities Authority (CMSA) Training video which will inform people about the business of Securities and the buying and selling of Shares and Bonds in Tanzania. Documentaries. Client: Reuters, Unicef Tanzania Subject: 4 Human Interest Stories, ‘ A Partnership for Children ‘ this film was based on the Master Plan of Operations between the Government of Tanzania and Unicef. TV Commercials. Clients: Lowe Scanad, Mohamed Enterprises, M&M Communications, ZK McCann Advertising. Brands: Vodacom, Angaza, Tembo Card Task: Director
Aug 2002 – Dec 2002:
TV Commercials Client: M&M Communications Brand: PPF, Tanga Cement Task: Director Corporate Video Client: SimbaNet Task: Director Documentaries. Client: Unicef – Tanzania, Subject – Makete – Largest population of orphans in Tanzania due to HIV/AIDS related deaths Documentary on Rombo a district in the Kilimanjaro region of Tanzania Client: Shauritanga Devlopment Association Task: Director / Cinematographer Produced a music video for URITHI ARTS Task: Director / Cinematographer
March 2002 – July 2002:
TV Commercials. Clients. AMREF/ USAID, Lowe Scanad, M&M Communications. Brands: Angaza, Goldstar paints Task: Director Documentaries: Clients: Reuters, YCIC Subject: 4 Human Interest stories, A documentary on YCIC – The Youth Cultural and Information Center for street children in Dar es Salaam Task: Director / Cinematographer
Feb 2001 – Mar 2001:
TV Commercials Clients: Foma Detergents Ltd, Chemocotex Ltd, Scandinavia Bus Service, Savings and Finance Bank, CRDB Bank Task: Director August 2001 – December 2001 Corporate Videos for Stanley Mining, Unilever Tanzania Ltd Task: Director / Cinematographer TV Commercials for Clients: Coast Millers, Techno Brain. Task: Director Documentaries: Clients: Unicef, Reuters, Memisa – Holland, Unicef - Sweden UNHCR – Dar es Salaam Task: Director / Cinematographer
July 2000 – Dec 2000:
7 Human Interest Documentaries Client: Reuters Television Nairobi - program Africa Journal Task: Director, Researcher, Cinematographer
Feb 2000 – June 2000:
Documentary: The Hindus of Tanzania Client: Hindu Mandal This film was made to showcase the activities of the 50 year old Hindu Mandal an organization working for the welfare of Tanzanians of Hindu origin. Task: Director / Cinematographer
June 1999 – Dec 1999.:
TV Commercial Client: ChemiCotex T. Ltd Brand: Sweet Heart Lotion Task: Director Documentary: A Diary of Sweet Memories, Drums of Peace Client: UNICEF Tanzania A film on the 7 day International Peace Festival comprising participation of children from 7 African Nations Held In Dar es Salaam. Task: Director, Cinematographer This film was made as a ‘Curtain Raiser’ for the Burundi and Rawanda Peace Process and shown before the EWPA sponsored talks could begin in October 1999. Task: Director, Cinematographer Corporate Video. Dabaga Food Manufacturing Co. Ltd Task: Director / Cinematographer
1995 - 1999:
Worked as an Independent and Freelance segment Director for Surabhi and Kalaidoscope a programme produced by Sidharth Kak for Doordarshan Television – a Government of India Enterprise. Made several short documentaries on Human Interest stories across India.
1990 – 1994:
Launched Performance Marketing - producing Large Stage events for Television for Cine Yug Entertainment Mumbai1
1985 – 1989:
Launched Theatre Folk a company producing Events for Stage and Television in Oman and UAE.
1980 – 1984:
Worked as Chief Assistant Director to Mahesh Bhatt – Prominent Film Director in Mumbai - India.
1978 – 1980:
Worked as Apprentice to Asit Sen and Mahesh Bhatt – Prominent Film Directors in Mumbai - India.
Practical training in filmmaking in the disciplines of Film Direction, Film Editing, Cinematography, Film Script writing under Mr. Asit Sen and Mr Mahesh Bhatt India’s leading film directors.
Educatiion-(1974–1978 ):
Completed Bachelor of Commerce degree at Bombay University – Narsee Monjee Collage of Commerce.
Completed High School in ICSE Discipline
English -Speaking – Excellent. Reading. Excellent. Writing- Excellent.
Hindi - Speaking – Excellent. Reading. Excellent, Writing- Excellent.
Kiswahili - Speaking – Fair. Reading. poor, Writing- Poor.