About Us

Mann Ki Baat is a program series, produced by Doordarshan through Mind Vision Enterprises. Mind Vision Enterprises has made several health related programs in the past, especially those related to mental health. They include Mindwatch (Mental Health), Khamosh Shatru (HIV-AIDS), Ayushman Bhav (General Health) and Azadi Ke Ore (50 years of healthcare development in India). They have been telecast on several channels of Doordarshan at different points of time. Mindwatch has been archived and dubbed by Doordarshan in eight languages (Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gurjati, Malyalam, Tamil, Bangala and Oriya) and is also available as DVD sets from Doordarshan and from us on request.

Dr. Avdesh Sharma (Consultant Psychiatrist, who also features as the Expert on the show) and Dr. Sujatha D. Sharma (Consultant Clinical Psychologist) are leading Mental Health professionals in the country, each having nearly three decades of experience in the field.


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To see the Bio-data of Dr. Avdesh Sharma, please click here .

To see the Bio-data of Dr. Sujatha D. Sharma, please click here .


Dr. Avdesh Sharma is a senior Consultant Psychiatrist and has been practising for three decades. He is the Director and expert anchor of Mann Ki Baat.  He has anchored several health series on TV, especially Doordarshan. He has also appeared as a guest in many other programs on various TV channels, radio and print media.

Kanupriya is the Anchor of this program series and is a noted media and theatre person. She has been celebrity anchor for the past one and half decades.

Dr. Sujatha D. Sharma is a senior Consultant Clinical Psychologist, practicing for the last three decades. She is the writer of many mental health series on television and print media.  She has developed the content for the program series along with noted writer, social worker and President of Parichay Sahitya Parishad, Urmil S. Bhushan.

Garima Dawer is a graduate from the  Indian Institute of Mass Communication and the Assistant Director for the program.

Jatin Kumar, the Editor of the program, holds editing experience of many years in non liner editing and sound recording.


Karuna, the Online Media Consultant for Mann Ki Baat, has helped develop the content structure of the website and is assisting in popularizing the program through online as well as offline channels.


The production team is led by Rajeev Verma, Girish Joshi, Anil Mandal, Rakesh Gill, Ranjan Joshi, Pankaj Kumar, Bache Singh and Surinder Kumar. This core team has been ably supported by competent technical and administrative professionals.



  • To create awareness about psycho-social influences and ramifications of mental distress associated with stress and problems of living.
  • To empower people to create an environment conducive for communication of mental distress – to speak and to be heard.
  • To remove the stigma associated with opening up about mental health related issues and problems and seeking help for them.
  • To provide a forum for discussion of psychosocial issues and problems that cause mental distress.
  • To provide information on common mental health disorders.
  • To create a national network of friends of Mann Ki Baat and mental health professionals to disseminate information across the country.
  • To enable community mobilization by forming action groups to carry out preventive and promotive mental health programs
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