Having been rewarded for his idiosyncratic presentation of the game with the Ramnath Goenka Award
for excellence in Journalism by the President of India, HE APJ Abdul Kalam, Gautam has seamlessly
translated his trademark wit and presence of mind from his television presence to successfully hosting,
creating and curating events for multiple brands both in India and overseas.
From the lanes of Lucknow to posh Park Lane in London, his assignments transcend genre and
Geography. The nature of the events he has hosted includes art and memorabilia auctions, brand
launches, press conferences, dealer meets, corporate award ceremonies, offsite conferences, celebrity
meet and greets, specialized quizzes on business, sport and fashion and theme parties.
Apart from his humour, what sets him apart is his chemistry with co hosts, comfort level with celebrities
from the film, sport and corporate world and interaction with sharply contrasting audiences be it preschool kids, rural dealers and distributors, IIM students or the urban Glitterati.
Apart from every corner of rural and urban India, he has played host in Sydney, London, Dubai, Vienna,
Cape Town, Colombo, Macau, Phuket and Kuala Lumpur.
Clients include AT&T, Adidas, Fashion Design Council of India, IIFA, Reliance, Reebok, Airtel, Vodafone,
Castrol, McDowell’s, Daikin, ESPN, Force India, Pepsi, Panasonic, HTC Touch, Jet Airways, Levis, Nokia,
Maruti Suzuki, Kingfisher, Birla Sun Life, IDBI Federal, Quikr.com and Tourism Australia. He has also
hosted stage shows/meet & greets for almost all the IPL franchises between 2008 and 2015.
He has been the master of ceremonies at prominent book launches, including Chetan Bhagat’s
Three Mistakes Of My Life and Jaswant Singhs Travels In Transoxiana.
In 2008, he was specially invited to be the host of the Dhirubhai Ambani Cricket Celebrations in
Jamnagar, an event hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Mukesh Ambani. He was a special invitee as well as
the on-field host and commentator for the 2010 IIFA Awards Cricket Match with Mandira Bedi,
Javed Jaffrey and Chunky Pandey. Other notable co-hosts include Shenaz Treasurywala,
Perizaad Zorabian, Perizaad Kolah, Gauhar Khan, Vidya Malavde, Shibani Kashyap, Hazel Keech
and Maria Goretti.
His love for quizzing continues. He not only participates actively but also conducts quiz shows
for a multitude of audiences on a variety of subjects. His latest venture has been to
singlehandedly conceptualize, research and conduct a one-of-a kind Fashion Quiz for the
Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), presented at the last 3 seasons of the Wills Lifestyle
India Fashion Week. His regular beat includes general, business and sports quizzes for schools,
colleges, B-Schools and corporate clients. For all quizzes, he does the complete concept,
research, software enhancements and presentation. The following is a selection:
SRCC Delhi Cricket Quiz at Illume ’15 AND ‘16
CRY 7 city National General Quiz FACT 2005-2006
IIM Ahmedabad CONFLUENCE 2009 general quiz
IIM Bangalore VISTA 2010 business quiz
IIM Lucknow Manfest 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
IIM Joka (Kolkata) Sports Quiz
IIT Bombay Mood Indigo 2009
IIT Bombay Techfest 2010
IIT Kanpur Antaragni 2008
IIT Delhi Sports Quiz 2008
IMT Ghaziabad Passion BIZ QUIZ 2005, 2006, 2007
SIOM, Nashik Drishti 2010, 2011, 2012
ESPN School Quiz city finals in over 10 cities between 2001 and 2005.
ESPN Dream Job TV Quiz round
Deutsch Bank inter branch quiz 2008
BOLLYWOOD AND MORE:
IIFA Commentary Team
Outside cricket, hosting events and quizzing, he continues to be a bit of an all-rounder, having authored
“Reverse Sweep”, a picture heavy travelogue of his cricketing adventures, been a lifestyle columnist for
various newspapers and magazines such as GQ and Lonely Planet, played himself in the UTV produced
“Hattrick” alongside the likes of John Abraham, Nana Patekar and Kunal Kapoor, co-starred with
Virender Sehwag in a Dabur commercial, walked the ramp at the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week
2008, and dabbled in music as a Radio Jockey & DJ.
Launch of HOUSEFULL
Champions League Launch
NEW YEAR, NEW ACCOLADES.
Featured in a Legends of Tomorrow 2016 Achievers Calendar by design house Study By Janak
(rediff coverage link and you tube video of the acceptance below)
THROUGH THE COVERS
A successful author of a racy travelogue of his cricketing adventures “Reverse Sweep”
(launched by Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh), his multi dimensional appeal
also finds himself both contributing to and featured in leading publications. The latest feathers
in the colourful Bhimani cap: being invited to GQ’s exclusive Gentlemen’s Club, penning the
cover story for the March 2016 issue of GQ and being interviewed over a double spread (front
page included) of the Times of India supplement, Gurgaon times.
TO READ MORE (OR TO CONTACT HIM):
EMAIL: [email protected]
URL: gautambhimani.com (under construction)