Abhinava Bhattacharyya is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and cinematographer from India. He is best known for his work in films such as My Name is Kalam (2010) and The Unbearable Lightness of Being (2015).
Abhinava was born in Assam, India in 1987. He grew up in a middle-class family, and his parents encouraged him to pursue his love of cinema from a young age. He studied filmmaking at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata, and it was here that he developed his passion for documentary filmmaking. After graduating, Abhinava worked on several projects in India, including the feature documentary My Name is Kalam (2010), which went on to win numerous awards including the National Film Award for Best Non-Feature Film.
In 2013, Abhinava moved to the United States to pursue his dreams of making films in Hollywood. He worked on several small projects in the US, such as the short documentary The Unbearable Lightness of Being (2015), which was selected for the International Documentary Association's prestigious Docuweek.
In 2016, Abhinava was selected to be the cinematographer and editor for the feature documentary The Last Immigrants (2017), which tells the story of undocumented immigrants from India who are struggling to survive in the United States. The film was well-received and won numerous awards, including the Golden Sun Award for Best Documentary at the San Diego Asian Film Festival.
Abhinava has since gone on to work on many other projects, including the feature documentary As Long As I Can Remember (2018), which was selected for the Tribeca Film Festival, and the short documentary We Are Still Here (2020). His work has been featured in festivals around the world, and he has been nominated for several awards, including the International Documentary Association's Best Cinematography Award.
Abhinava is currently working on several projects, and he is looking forward to continuing to bring his unique vision to the world of documentary filmmaking. He believes in the power of stories and their ability to bring about social change, and is dedicated to telling stories that will inspire and empower audiences around the world.