Thiruvananthapuram Campus

Krishnendu Kalesh


Krishnendu Kalesh is an independent filmmaker and media professional. He has been working in mixed media platforms, primarily in India and Melbourne, Australia. Krishnendu Kalesh has graduated in Computer Science, and also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Production and a Diploma in Graphic Design. Since 2003, he has held many roles in the field of digital filmmaking, documentary production, graphic design, photography, film workshops, editing, and screenwriting.

He directed his neo-noir short film “Karinchathan” in 2017, which won Best Film & Director awards at the FEFKA film awards. His feature film debut, “Prappeda/Hawk’s Muffin” premiered at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam 2022, is an experimental fantasy drama set in a random dystopian future, exploring multiple themes. It also participated in Moscow IFF, Dhaka IFF, IFFK, etc. Krishnendu Kalesh bagged the 2021 Kerala State Film Awards for the Best Debut Director for his feature ‘Prappeda/ Hawk’s Muffin’.