New Delhi: Roopa Rao is an independent Indian filmmaker from Bangalore. She is the writer and director of India’s first same sex love story web series, The Other Love Story 2016. Rao is also known for directing critically acclaimed award winning Kannada film Gantumoote.
“Rao completed Masters in Commerce with Personnel Management as a specialization and discontinued Masters in Finance. For a span of six Years, she worked at Infosys. Later, with a persistent desire to make movies, she quit her job to pursue film making. She completed a course in film direction and production from AAFT- Asian Academy of Film And Television, Noida. After this, she moved to London, UK to assist a documentary filmmaker In 2019,” informed Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT.
She returned to India, where she made documentaries and short films in order to improvise her craft. After co-directing Vishnuvardhana, a Kannada feature film and Kurai Ondrum Illai, an independent Tamil feature film, she began to work on her first big scale venture, The Other Love Story.
“ We all at AAFT are proud of Roopa and her exclusive ventures. Rao’s first feature film, Gantumoote was screened for a world premiere at New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) where it won the “Best Screenplay” award,” added Dr. Sandeep Marwah.