Sushil Sharma also known as Sushil Datta Sharma is an Indian filmmaker, writer and 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 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 where stalwarts like late Anwar Jamal Kidwai, world-renowned documentary filmmaker James Beveridge and Directors Guild Award Winning/Gemini Nominated Director Michael Kennedy were instrumental in shaping his film and Television skills. While at Jamia Mass Communication Research Centre he was awarded the INLAKS Scholarship for Studies in Media in India.
His film and TV credits include countdown show – Superhit Muqabla, Nyaay, Just Mohabbat
Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi (2003), Kagaz Ki Kashtti, Bhabhi (Star Plus) , Shararat (Star Plus), Kehta Hai Dil (Star Plus), Shakalaka Boom Boom (Star Plus), Meher (DD National) , Cry Telethon (Sony TV) , Special Squad (Star One), Business Bytes – (BBC), Back To Floor (BBC) , Stuntmen of Bollywood – (National Geographic Channel) and many more for Hungama TV.
Apart from being an active film maker, Sushil Sharma has been training and teaching new comers to the film and television industry. He has taught film and television courses at Balaji Telefilms’ – ICE – Institute of Creative excellence and City Pulse Institute of Film and Television (CPIFT). He has been the Dean of Media Education and Industry Interface at Asian Academy of Film and Television (Marwah Studios), Noida and later at GNA University, Punjab. He created and organized the highly successful – 3 Days long, 1st Punjab Film Festival at Jalandhar which was attended by many renowned personalities of Punjabi Cinema, Music and Television.
He is a member of Film Writers Association, Mumbai and Western India Cinematographers’ Association (W.I.C.A), Mumbai and has served on the JURY of SHORT FILM FESTIVAL The Unassailable-2014 and Punjab Film Festival.
Currently he is developing two Hindi feature film scripts – Teen Deviyaan and “Rent Shent Te Aunty Kent”