Full Sail University


Ashish Manchanda

Recording Engineer/Producer

Ashish Manchanda has achieved a rare distinction of success as a studio professional, live concert engineer, re-recording mixer/sound designer, music-video-live concert producer as well as an entrepreneur and CEO of Boon Castle Media & Entertainment.

He has worked on more than 150 film projects, including DevD, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Khosla Ka Ghosla, and The Chronicles of Narnia. In the music world, Ashish has been a close collaborator with independent artists Ranjit Barot, Alif, Grammy/Oscar-winning artist A.R. Rahman, and a host of renowned composers.

At New York’s Effanel Music, Ashish worked with artists such as Garth Brooks, Wynton Marsalis, James Taylor, and Boz Scaggs. His experiences working with legendary engineer/producer Bruce Swedien was mentioned in Mr. Swedien’s biography, In the Studio with Michael Jackson.

Ashish studied design thinking at Stanford University, and has been focused on bringing new and innovative models into the entertainment industry. He founded Boon Castle Media & Entertainment, a diversified creative arts company based in India and the U.S. Boon Castle offers 360-degree solutions in the entertainment business through studio facilities, an indie record label, talent management, video production, and designing on-ground entities. The company consists of several verticals, including Flying Carpet Productions, Springboard Records, InnerVision, and The Platform. Ashish and his wife Ujjla also run an award-winning institute called The Media Tribe, training young students in Mumbai in sound engineering and music production.

Ashish is a four-time winner of the IRAA (Indian Recording Arts Academy) award. He frequently participates in industry conferences as a panelist, and has been a keynote speaker for organizations like BBG - British Business Group, Maersk-Line, and various schools and universities.


The Chronicles of Narnia, A.R. Rahman, Ranjit Barot, Dev D, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Coke Studio, MTV Unplugged India & USA, Beauty And The Beast, Garth Brooks

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I was fortunate enough to have several mentors come in to my life and fulfill different aspects of the learning process, but all of them believed in me and my abilities. In some ways, I see myself doing that for the people around me now.”
—Ashish Manchanda
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