Writer, Director

Bengaluru Campus, Certificate Program, faculty

Roopa Rao

Writer, Director

Roopa Rao is an independent Indian filmmaker from Bengaluru. She is the writer and director of India’s first same-sex love story web series ‘The Other Love Story’. Roopa Rao is also known for directing the critically acclaimed award-winning Kannada film ‘Gantumoote’.

Roopa Rao won the “Best Director” award at NYC Web Fest 2016 and the “Best Story” award at TO Web Fest 2017. The Other Love Story has a total of 3 wins and 7 nominations from various National and International Film Festivals.

After The Other Love Story, Roopa Rao wrote and directed ‘BFF (Breath Friend Forever)’, a short film. The film was an official selection at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and got screened at Ireland National Film Body in the Kids Section.

In 2019, Rao’s first feature film, ‘Gantumoote was up for a world premiere at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) where it won the “Best Screenplay” award.