Director Biography – Vikas Chandra (MAYA)

Festival for Drama in Film, Screenplays, Novels

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Vikas was born in Patna, studied in Delhi and is now working in Mumbai, India as a screenwriter & Director. His latest venture is the Amazon Prime show CHACHA VIDHAYAK HAIN HUMARE, an 8 part dramedy, written by Zakir Khan. Upcoming projects include DARR 2.0, a reboot of the YRF hit as a mini series.
He is a Mumbai Mantra Sundance Screenwriters’ Lab Fellow (2012) with a political thriller set in 1976 Delhi. Was also a Finalist at Film London’s feature film scheme, Microwave International: Shakespeare India, with an adaptation of The Merchant of Venice. (2015)
Was Associate Creative Producer & Script Supervisor on Dibakar Banerjee’s DETECTIVE BYOMKESH BAKSHY, a neo-noir set in 1940s Calcutta.
Wrote, produced & directed the unique collaborative short film PROJECT 11. The film was shot in 11 cities with 11 co-directors. Premiered at Puchon Fantastic Film Festival 2012 in South Korea.
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