I am a documentary filmmaker and photographer, originally from India but now based in London. I studied filmmaking at the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and have recently completed my MA in Global Cinemas at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London. I have worked and filmed extensively in Northeast India in the states of Assam and Meghalaya. My work is concerned with subjects that range from displacement and migration to environmentalism and sustainability.Locked Pro Plan feature
I co-founded Talking Heads, a production house in Mumbai, which focused on non-fiction branded content. I wrote, directed, produced and post-produced episodic content and promotional material for television channels like Epic Channel, Star Movies Select, Disney and Turner, India.
I received the Early Career Film Fellowship from TISS and directed a 46-minute documentary called 'Waiting For A Storm' that explored the lives of farmers and activists in Assam, North-East India. The film has been shown at several film festivals in India and abroad.
I wrote, directed and edited television promo campaigns for Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior (India).
The MA programme at SOAS has helped nurture my interests in world cinema, film theory, and academic research and writing. Having filmmaking skillsets was an additional benefit which helped me explore and understand the world of film studies from a more intuitive perspective.
The National Institute of Design (NID) is India's most prestigious design college, which offers a wonderful four-year undergraduate programme in filmmaking. My student films were well appreciated and my documentary film, 'Saraai', made as part of my classroom project won several accolades in film festivals across India.
Screened as part of 'Water In Indian Cinema', Tagore Centre for Global Thought, King's India Institute, KCL, London, 2017.
Selected for Tales and Fables from India and Japan Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, 2015.
Selected for the 14th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Bristol, 2015.
Selected for the VIBGYOR Film Festival, Kerala 2014.
Screened at Film South Asia, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Screened at Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF), 2010
Best Student Film, IDPA, 2009.