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Swaroop Kanchi is a Bangalore based International Independent Film Maker who makes films for a world market.

A student of Design and advertising, he taught himself to make films, starting at the age of 16, with a few small low budget films called “The end” and “Deja vu”, which were highly appreciated and got him instant recognition for his creativity and his different approach towards making Film, soon after he made a film to garner AIDS awareness for peacechild International, the film “Something Taboo” dealt with misconceptions about sexually transmitted diseases and myths about HIV. It was Kanchi’s first attempt at socially relevant and Issue based films.

Still hungry and wanting to make bigger features, he attempted to make “Black Sugar”, an English film set in Bangalore, what set out as his first feature film quickly turned his life upside down taking over 2 years to make and was a catastrophic adventure in itself but not in vain as the film Premiered at the New York Film Festival. Kanchi then moved to Los Angeles & went on to working on more films, he worked with talent from the Hollywood industry on films like “Sleeping with the enemy’s son”& followed it with “Acid” and then “Taxiwallah”, both independent films made in LA.

Having worked in Hollywood wanting to work on Indian stories with Indian Actors he came back to India working from Mumbai, he worked on films promoting healthcare, Aids awareness and education for street children with a film for Akanksha and also collaborated on a film with America based Dreamworks executive to make a film on the similarities and difference with Bollywood & Hollywood before setting to make a Documentary on Kumbha Mela, the biggest spiritual congregation in the world, the film was a huge success both personally and as a film maker.

In 2007 “Hong Kong Dreaming” happened. An English feature film shot in Hong Kong & made with Hong Kong based actors of different nationalities. His biggest film so far the film was a great success premiering at the UK international Film Festival and is set for an International release, it was also a great experiment working with Indian & Chinese talent, with a multi- cultural cast & crew.

In 2008 he Collaborated on “Supraman & the school of Necessity” with UK based film makers, the film’s cast picked up from real slums in Bangalore and starring a young talented child from an orphanage, the film went on to win international acclaim and was applauded by many helping bring awareness to the cause of every child’s right to education.

In 2010 Kanchi had his first big theatrical release across India with the critically acclaimed “Bengaloored”. The story of a writer who returns to India to find solace but finds chaos on his home front. The film went onto being a sleeper hit and did really well on the home video market & was voted as the 2nd best Indian Indie film on Indie Riegn.

2014″yeh Dil Ramta Jogi” Kanchi’s first Bollywood Indie Film in which he stars as Kaalidas, a lonesome taxi driver looking for love and dreams of success, riches and respect. The film released Across India on March 14th and can be considered his first semi mainstream success.

Kanchi is now developing many projects , mainly a film on The Buddha, set to be a big budget film to be shot mostly in India & south East Asia.