Director, producer


Born and brought up in Kolkata, he was heavily influenced by Satyajit Ray in his growing up years, his work bears testimony to his love for the master. In 2007, he founded Little Lamb Films with wife Monalisa and ever since has directed and produced more than 600 commercials for leading brands like Unilever, Google, Pepsico, Coca Cola, Honda, Hyundai, Colgate Palmolive, Nokia amongst others. Listed by Impact Magazine as one of the ten path breakers in Indian advertising filmmaking. In 2010, he directed the “Ring the Bell” campaign against domestic violence for “Breakthrough” which went on to win the prestigious Silver Lion at Cannes. He also became the first Indian filmmaker to win two back-to-back One Show merits at New York and Spikes Asia Golds at Singapore. In 2015, the “Filaria Free India” campaign for Sabin Vaccine Institute landed him with another Silver Lion at Cannes Health. “The Shower”, his much-acclaimed film for Unilever’s Start A Little Good campaign, fetched Bauddhayan & Little Lamb Films their first National Award at the 67th National Film Awards 2021. 

Back in 2013, he has directed two of India’s most awarded and internationally acclaimed indies under the banner of Little Lamb Films – “Teenkahon” (2014, Bengali) and “The Violin Player” (2015, Hindi). These films have been screened at more than 85 film festivals across five continents. In 2015, he won the Aravindan Puraskaram, the national award for the Best Debutant Director in the country for “Teenkahon”. “The Violin Player” (2015), apart from winning the Best Feature Film at Durban International Film Festival, also became the first Indian film ever to be represented by the French Sales Agency, Alpha Violet. He turned producer eventually and over the last 3 years has produced the critically acclaimed documentary short “Who is This Women’s Day for?” and Little Lamb Films’ 3rd fiction feature, “The Cloud & the Man” which world premiered at Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2021. His next directorial ventures include “Marichjhapi” (Cinefondation L’Atelier, Cannes Film Festival 2020) and “The Bookkeeper’s Wife” (2021).

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