Summit of the 3 Hoods: Bollywood, Nollywood and Hollywood
Hamisha Daryani Ahuja
Film Producer, Director, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Actress.
Hamisha Daryani Ahuja is a Film Producer, Director, Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Actress.
Hamisha founded the company Forever 7 Entertainment, a Production company that deals in film
making and content development in both the Nollywood and the Bollywood industries. She is the
Executive Producer and Director on her first feature film ‘Namaste Wahala’ which released globally on
Netflix on February 14th, 2021. The movie charted in the top ten worldwide and was the first Nollywood
movie to chart in the big subscriber markets like the U.K., U.S.A, and India. It also trended in the top ten
for over a month in Nigeria.
Hamisha started her speaking business in 2017. In a short while she has had the honor of being invited
to work with various prestigious organizations such as Coca Cola, the Young President’s Organization,
the Entrepreneurs Network U.K, Miss Nigeria Finalists, and The Big Brother Naija housemates where she
coached the candidates on live television. She has also spoken on major stages such as WIMBIZ’s
Annual Conference, which is the largest women’s gathering in Africa.
She believes that the world can be a better and happier place by applying a few simple tools, she trains
individuals and companies on this subject. Her flagship course “The Pursuit of Happiness” has impacted
thousands of lives till date. She has been trained by the world-renowned Lisa Nichols – one of the
world’s most requested speakers and media personality.
She also founded Bistro 7 a chain of restaurants in Lagos in 2012. She ran the award-winning
establishment for seven years. It was successfully acquired in January 2019 by Chocolate City Group. She
is now a shareholder of the newly formed company and serves on their board.
Hamisha considers herself to be a citizen of the world. While she has spent most of her life in Nigeria in
an Indian household, she has attended Boarding school at the American Community School of Cobham
in the U.K, has a commerce honors degree from McMaster University in Canada, a Postgraduate in
Hospitality from Glion in Switzerland, and an acting certificate from the American Academy of Dramatic
Arts in New York. These global experiences have given her a keen insight on the differing nuances of
various cultures all over the world. Insight, which inspired her to create her first feature film: “Namaste
Wahala” which brings forth the differences as well as the colorful similarities between Nigerian and
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