Dhanny Joshi

MD | Big Deal Films

Starting out as an intern in the press department at Sony BMG, Dhanny quickly got a taste and passion for the entertainment business that fuelled his desire to make an impact on the industry, that not even a daily two and half hour commute from his hometown Herne Bay to Sony’s offices in Putney could stop.

Starting Big Deal out of his bedroom as a talent management company, Dhanny got his first major success having been the strategic brains behind public voting campaign for then client Adam Deacon’s victorious bid to win the BAFTA Rising Star Award ahead of Hollywood competition Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddlestone, Chris O’Dowd and Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne.

As well as managing the daily demands of Big Deal Films, Dhanny also manages comedy sensation Humza Arshad, strategizing his transition from being the most viewed British comedian on YouTube with over 85 million views to being a culture defining talent. Dhanny has also created partnerships for Humza with the UK Counter Terrorism Unit, YouTube, as it’s first global ambassador for social change and Penguin books as a children’s author.

When he’s not tied up in business, Dhanny can be found at Wembley cheering his beloved Tottenham or learning to cook Thai.

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