Indian Filmmaker, Activist and Festival Director - INDIA.
Filmmaker, writer, activist and festival director. He has consistently strived to give a voice to social issues in India through his films, writings and public speaking for over two decades. His award winning films The Pink Mirror, Yours Emotionally, 68 Pages, Project Bolo, Purple Skies and Breaking Free present hard-hitting social issues with warmth, compassion and humor; and are at the forefront of India’s emergent queer cinema movement.
He is the Founder Festival Director of KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival and FLASHPOINT Human Rights Film Festival, both of which have given a cinematic voice to marginalized communities. One of the Grand Marshals of Montreal Pride 2016. He has figured in the list of ‘Global List of LGBT Influencers’ by BFI Flare, UK; ‘5 most influential gay & lesbian Indians’ by Pink Pages, India; and ‘21 heroes changing LGBTI Asia for the better’ by Asia LGBT Milestone Awards, Hong Kong.