The youngest of the six Oscar nominated directors from India, the first Indian to be nominated at the European Film Academy and to receive honours by the British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA).
Ashvin started out as an actor on stage and after university became an editor of television programmes which culminated in his setting up one of India’ s first digital post-production studios in New Delhi. He ran this business for five years. He took up filmmaking full time when he started Alipur Films UK, four years ago, with the mission of making global cinema out of India.
Ashvin is presently working on “Routeless” a film culled from rich video diaries and archives of a personal, romantic journey with his girlfriend filmed eight years ago, a journey from Trivandrum to Delhi that took them three months to complete. Cultural, social and artistic improvisations recorded by his younger self at the turn of the millennium that continue to influence his own improvisations as a movie maker. The resulting documentary is a personal observation of change and globalization in contemporary India.
Kashmir, a new feature film, is a tale of adventure inspired by the American western. A love story that explores the many faces of terrorism, Islam and the tragedy of the Kashmir valley.
Ashvin is simultaneously working on his urban trilogy, three feature films set in thre urban centres in India. The first of which is a gritty crime and sex drama set among young people in New Delhi. He will be acting in one of the lead roles in this film.
Read more about him on his blog: www.alipur.com