Anand Sivakumaran

Anand Sivakumaran

Anand Sivakumaran is a writer, director based in Mumbai. He began his life as a Chemical Engineer for I.I.T Mumbai, before a drastic career change. After dabbling with Advertising, Journalism and Event Management, he ended up working in Mumbai's Television and Film Industry as a Writer and Director.

Buddha Mar Gaya for which Anand has done the screenplay and dialogues, releases worldwide on Aug 17, 2007. Buddha Mar Gaya is a black comedy. Anand has also started work on his Bollywood directorial debut - a romantic, comic adventure.

Anand has earlier made an English feature film– Detour, a wicked little thriller about lust, lies and cups of tea. Distribution is awaited. Clips from the film and other details are up at

His film (Dreamers a 32 min short film on which he was the Screenwriter) won accolades at festivals abroad. He has done a considerable amount of work on Indian television spanning shows like Jab Love Hua, Shakira, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, Lucky, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa, Yeh Hai Mumbai Meri Jaan et al. He has been Executive Creative Director of Rose Audio Visuals. He was writer and associate director on an episode of Rishtey - Izzat Ka Falooda that won the ITA award for best Mini Series.

His was one of the two runners up at the Write Angle Contest organized by and B4U Television in 2001/2002 for his comedy of errors titled "Ye Shadi Nahin Ho Sakti".


*Buddha Mar Gaya (2007) [Screenplay, Dialogues]
*Detour (not released) [Director]
*Kalyug (2005) [Screenplay]
*Nazar (2005) [Screenplay]


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