Born in Mumbai, India. He started his career in the art department in the studios of ‘Bollywood’ at the age of 17.
In 1993, he was awarded a scholarship to study film direction at the FEMIS, the French film institute in Paris. He made four short films that took him to different film festivals at which he won several awards.
In 2004, he made his first feature film, ‘Hava Aney Dey’ – Let the wind Blow’ (93) which premièred at the 2004 Berlin int. film festival. It was also selected by many other major international film festivals and won several awards. It was screened at the MoMa, NYC .
His new feature film Sunrise अरुणोदय (Arunoday) 2014, w/ Adil Hussain (Life of Pi, English Vinglish) & Tannishtha Chatterjee (Brick Lane) had its World Premiere at the 19th Busan International Film Festival 2014, Tribeca FF 2015 to universal critical acclaim. It recently won the Black Tulip Award at the Imagine: Amsterdam Fantasy film Featival. It is selected to screen at the Sydney Film Festival.
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