Born and raised in Forest Park, Illinois, Sreejith Nair has had a passion for film ever since he watched his first movie, Disney’s Dinosaur, at the age of five. His family is from Kerala, a southern state in India.
Sreejith grew up loving monster movies like Godzilla and King Kong, but realized he could never be a part of those films because there are no roles for Indian actors or filmmakers.
He started making short videos in high school and went on to attend Columbia College Chicago to study film, graduating in the class of 2016.
In his junior year of college, Sreejith started making short films starring only Indian actors and helped program Chicago South Asian Film Festival. Since then he has dedicated his work to give South Asians, and other people of color, a spotlight.
Currently, trying to make it in the Hollywood Film…
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