Has a masters degree in film making from L.V.Prasad Film and TV academy, Chennai. Born into a family of film makers, her interest in film making comes naturally to her. She has had a successful career in acting – films, tv and theater before joining as a student at Prasad academy. As a young director ananya has won many awards for her short films “wasiyat nama”, and documentary on transfeminity – “beyond binary” and “ Kappu kallina shaitan”.
“Harikatha Prasanga” (Chronicles of Hari) is set in a coastal town of southern India. It narrates the story of a Yakshagana artist Hari who has gained extreme popularity portraying female roles. The story of Hari’s life unfolds through different perspectives captured in three episodes across four audio-visual interviews conducted by filmmakers Sharmila and Sundar, primarily interested in investigating and documenting on his whereabouts.
Panaroma – IFFI, Busan – BIFF/APM 2016