Awards & Recognition


2021

Selected as a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Breakthrough India honoree among nine other talents from the games, TV, and film industries in India. 


2020

Arts Practice Grant awarded by the India Foundation for the Arts.


Documentation film, “Many Months in Mirya”, screened at the Yokohama Triennale, 2020, Japan.


2019

Film, “The Ebb Tide” broadcast on National TV channel, Doordarshan


2018

Visiting Researcher Fellowship at the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum, University of Exeter, UK.


Award Rising Star 2018, given by Ruia Alumni Committee, Mumbai for exceptional achievements in the chosen field.


2017

John Abraham National Award for Best Documentary for film, Many Months in Mirya (Miryavar Kahi Mahine),awarded by Kerala State Chalachitra Academy.


Film Fellowship by Public Service Broadcasting Trust – Doordarshan. 


2016

Felicitation at the UNESCO headquarters, Paris, France by the Cesar Academy of Cinema Arts and Techniques, France and selected with 30 countries’ National awardees, to present our short films in Athens, Rome and Paris.


2015

Golden Lotus Award for Best Direction (Non-feature film category) at the 62nd National Film Awards of India, for film, Aaranyak.


Best Short Film award at the 3rd National Students Film Awards, the Govt of India, for film, Aaranyak.


Best Short Film award at the 3rd Eye Asian Film Festival, for film, Aaranyak.


2014

Early Career Fellowship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, School of Media and Culture studies. 


2012

Special Jury Mention Award at International Film Festival of Kerala, for film,  Airawat.


Special Award – Best Student of the Year, FTII, Pune by the 10th Pune International Film Festival.


Short film, Airawat,included in the program, “100 years of Experimentation” at Films Division of India.


2011

Special Mention as Director (Non-feature film category) at the 59th National Film Awards of India, for film, Airawat.