I am Sumeru. I'm a filmmaker and musician, currently based in Goa, India.
I am a lapsed sculptor (Bachelor of Fine Arts). I took to acting in college and went on to act in some really bad Kannada TV soaps. Some serials were good though. I also acted in a few plays—of TP Kailasam, UR Ananthamurthy, Karnad. While acting, I was drawn to writing and direction. I pursued a post-graduation in film-video communication (Master of Design) and became a filmmaker. I've made documentaries, corporate films and assisted on TVCs. You can see my work here. I sing alright and can play chords on the piano. I would like to call myself a musician for as long as I can; it is my first love.
In the throes of the pandemic, I started writing personal essays on my website. I have since continued to divulge too much information about my life via my weekly newsletter... not sure I recommend it. I'm fluent in Marathi, Kannada, Hindi and English. I'm interested in music, films, philosophy, privacy, internet culture, religion, caste hierarchies, and am passionately curious about the human condition.