I was born in Pune, India on September 16, 1989. I was raised in the same city and ever since I can remember I always wanted to be a part of films, though while growing up I did not know what exactly I wanted to do with films. I grew up on the healthy diet of 90s Hindi films! I would always watch the ‘making’ of films on television and try to find out (in the pre-internet era!) about the cast and crew.
After I entered college I realized directing films is what I really want to do. I began attending film festivals and got myself exposed to all kinds of films. After my 12th grade I joined the Institute of Moving Images, Pune and took formal training in Direction. I also did a lot of workshops conducted in the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune (FTII) and National Film Archive of India, Pune (NFAI) in those days. I attended script writing workshops as well.
Later, along with studying for my bachelor’s degree, I worked with a telecom company called Hutchison 3 Global Services as the Data Analyst for two and a half years.
I moved to Mumbai in January 2014 and began working in the television industry as the Associate Creative Head with Four Lions Films and ended up being a part of quite a few independent Ad films, short films and TVCs alongside. Eventually transitioning to feature films and web series I co-founded my production company An Eve Films in 2018 along with other founding members.
Covid19 pandemic hit all of us pretty much alike. But I personally feel it turned out to be a catalyst, in a way, helping me take a break, look back, reflect and incorporate into my life all the wisdom and learnings to become not just a better filmmaker but a better person.
Work in Television:
Associate Creative Head for Four Lions Films
I worked as the Associate Creative Head with the television production company Four Lions Films in 2014-15. I was the Associate Creative Head on the shows like “Qubool Hai” (telecasted on Zee TV), “Arjun” (telecasted on Star Plus) and “O Gujaria” (telecasted on Channel V). I have been a part of many independent Ad films, short films and TVCs in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
An Eve Films and Aggregator Work
I co-founded his production company ‘An Eve Films’ in 2018 along with other founders Nayan Pachori, Amanpreet Singh, Ashutosh Sharma and Abhishek Paliwal and made our first production feature film titled Rescue that was released theatrically all over India on June 14, 2019. I was also the Co-writer and Associate Director on the same film.
An Eve Films produced a number of shorts films streaming across various OTT platforms; notable few ones are Anubhuti, Karma, Mishti, Dots, It’s Too Late, Bomb, Daur, Khidki, Cold Feet, and Quarantine Diaries Vol 01.
Filmography: Director, Screenwriter, Producer
As a Director I made Welcome to Mumbai (Short)  that went on to receive accolades, awards and nominations and won the Best Film at the Vesuvius International Film Festival’s 13th Edition. Welcome to Mumbai has also been featured on movie curating websites like SHORTED India and Moviepedia Films.
I directed Speechless (Music Video)  that broke the internet with over a million views and counting.
As a Screenwriter I wrote Rescue (Feature), Welcome to Mumbai (Short), Quarantine Diaries Vol 01 (Mini Series) [streaming on MX Player].
As a Producer I co-produced Karma (Short) (2019) [streaming on MX Player] along with other producing partners.
As Associate Director he has been a part of a number of projects, some of them include Bomb (Short), Karma (Short) (2019) [streaming on MX Player], Mishti (Short) (2019) [streaming on PocketFilms/YouTube], Tum Mile Mashup (Video short) (2019), Sonam Jayna: Manmarziyan Cover (Video short) (2019).
Accolades: Nominations and Awards
My short film Welcome to Mumbai  that went on to receive accolades, awards and nominations and won the Best Film at the Vesuvius International Film Festival’s 13th Edition in Campania, Italy. It was included in the “Lift-Off Sessions August 2021 - Official Selection” at Pinewood Studios in the United Kingdom. I secured my first-time (debut) Director nomination with “First-Time Filmmaker Sessions August 2021 - Official Selection”.
Welcome to Mumbai has also been featured on movie curating websites like SHORTED India and Moviepedia Film.
Script Consulting and Upcoming Projects
I am a registered member of Screenwriters’ Association (SWA), Mumbai (SWA ID: 36642). In my spare time I work as a Script Consultant helping and providing consulting to independent screenwriters, most of whom are based in California, USA.
With a few short films lined up I’m working on my debut feature film, a drama, which is based on a real life event of a youngster’s encounter with law and order.
On the writing front, I completed writing two seasons of a youth-centric Web Series as the episodic writer; an action-drama Feature Film as the script editor; and the Story for a Web Feature film NOVA 2080, a sci-fi drama.
With my lived experience in the movie industry and the filmmaking expertise I have developed over the years, I strive to make a difference in people’s lives in whatever way I can.