A former IPS officer, Ravi Gupta quit the IPS to take over as managing director of National Film Development Corporation. He produced films with Indias leading filmmakers including Satyajit Ray, Shyam Benegal, Aparna Sen among many others and supported new talent in their debut feature films including Mira Nair, Sumitra Bhave, Sudhir Mishra, Vinod Chopra. He is a writer, entrepreneur, educationist and is currently dean and director of Whistling Woods International. He was the managing editor of Cinema in India. He is a linguist and speaks eight languages including Spanish, French and German.