Born in Nasik, pre-schooling in Jabalpur, Kindergarten in
Rajnandgaon, Primary education in Durg, then remaining education
Graduation in Architecture from Madhav Institute of
Technology and Science, Gwalior. I worked as an Architect/ Interior
Designer in Delhi and Bangalore before joining Film and Television
Institute of India in 2000.
Interests: writing stories, poems, plays as a hobby
too but my favourite pastime is sketching. Give me a paper and a
pen/pencil/crayon/coal and I'll kill time happily. I have also participated in
many Kavi Sammelans.
Designed the cover and format for a poetry book
called "Tum Gaao O Meri Peeda". I even got a chance to present a paper on "Gandhian
Philosophy and the concept of Low-Cost Housing" at the International
Conference on Gandhian Studies. The paper has been published in a book
called "Relevance of Gandhian Thought".
FTII taught me to appreciate a film and
that also resulted in four of my reviews getting published at rediff.com
Apart from my FTII projects like Catalyst,
Sanskaar and Guzaraa Huaa Mausam which were screened at film festivals and
channels like Star One and NDTV Profit, I also got to direct three short
films - It Takes Balls, The Return and Ehsaas Emotions Etc.
For me, all media are associated with
expression. Now, with my effort called "Chhavi Creations", I hope to make a
mark in feature films as well as documentaries, ad films, serials, short
films, music videos and so on.