Writer | Director

Bengaluru Campus, faculty

Abhaya Simha

Writer | Director

Abhaya Simha is a two-time National Award-winning filmmaker. An alumnus of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). In his career spanning over 15 years, he has directed four feature films and over 300 video films. His films are screened in various International Film Festivals. His debut venture ‘Gubbachchigalu’ won National Award for the best children’s film for the year 2008. His second venture was a bilingual ‘Shikari’ that was released across Karnataka and Kerala. His third film ‘Sakkare’ in Kannada was released across Karnataka and his ‘Paddayi’ in Tulu won the 65th National award for Best Feature Film in Tulu.

Abhaya Simha is a visiting faculty in prestigious institutions and he conducts workshops on various subjects like writing, direction, editing, and so on.