Ashim Ahluwalia is an Indian filmmaker, photographer and writer. He is best known for his experimental feature films, documentaries, and his photography. He has won numerous awards at international film festivals for his work.
Ahluwalia was born in Pondicherry, India in 1973. He studied film at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and subsequently worked as an editor and sound designer for music videos.
In 2001, Ahluwalia made his debut feature film, John & Jane, which was a documentary about call centre workers in Mumbai. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at the Rotterdam International Film Festival, and was also screened at the Sundance Film Festival and the Berlinale.
In 2005, Ahluwalia released his second feature, Miss Lovely, which was a drama set in the Indian film industry of the 1980s. The film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the French Critics' Award.
In 2012, Ahluwalia released his third feature, Daddy, a psychological drama about a man haunted by his past. The film was selected for the Venice Film Festival, where it won the Orizzonti Award for Best Screenplay.
In addition to his work in film, Ahluwalia is also an accomplished photographer and writer. He has published two books of photography, Bombay: Maximum City (2008) and The Lost Objects of India (2011). He has also written several articles about film and photography for international magazines and newspapers.
Ahluwalia is currently living and working in Mumbai, India. His latest film, a documentary about the city of Mumbai, is currently in production. He is also working on a book of essays about contemporary Indian cinema.
Ahluwalia is one of the most prominent and celebrated filmmakers of his generation in India. His films have won numerous awards at international film festivals, and his photography and writing have been widely acclaimed. He is an artist who is constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of his art form.