Prof. Sushil Sharma is an Indian filmmaker, writer, film & media teacher based in Mumbai. During his career journey he has extensively worked in both film and television mediums. He has also been associated with some of the country’s top media companies like UTV, Balaji Telefilms, Nimbus Television & Sports, Srishti Entertainment and Sudhir Mishra Productions. He is most noted for the feature film, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003), where he served as an Executive Producer. In Television, India’s first countdown show “Superhit Muqabla” was also directed by him.
He is the first batch alumnus of AJK, Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia who has trained under world-renowned documentary filmmaker Late James Beveridge and Directors’ Guild Award Winning/Gemini Nominated Director Michael Kennedy, ace Wildlife film maker Mike Pandey and documentary film maker Rajiv Mehrotra (currently chairman of Public Service Broadcasting Trust). He was recipient of the INLAKS Scholarship for Studies in Media in India in 1983-84.
Apart from being an active film maker, Sushil Sharma is also involved in training and teaching new comers to the film and television industry. He has taught film courses at Balaji Telefilms’ – ICE – Institute of Creative excellence and was the director of City Pulse Institute of Film and Television (CPIFT), Gandhinagar. He also served as Dean, Media Education and Industry Interface Asian Academy of Film and Television (Marwah Studios), Noida. He has also been Dean of the Faculty of Film & Television, GNA University, Punjab where he was instrumental in creating the highly successful 1st Punjab Film Festival.
During his long stint in Mumbai, he has had the fortune of working with biggest names of entertainment industry like – Shahrukh Khan, Bhagyashree, Shilpa Shetty, Ayesha Julka, Ram Kapoor, Chitrangdha Singh, Baba Sehgal, Gurudass Man, KK Menon, Shiney Ahuja, to name a few.
He is a member of Film Writers Association (Screen Writers Association), Mumbai and Western India Cinematographers’ Association (W.I.C.A), Mumbai. He has served on the JURY of SHORT FILM FESTIVAL The Unassailable-2014 and Punjab Film Festival.
Currently he is developing two feature film scripts for production “Rent Shent Te Aunty Kent” and “Teen Deviyaan”.