Karan Talwar

film director | visual artist | lover


I'm an artist currently living in Mumbai, run a boutique studio called Harkat Studios and have spent the majority of my working years on feature films, working primarily as an Associate Director with Prakash Jha, executing whole projects from start to finish with secondary responsibilities including Marketing, Graphic Design and Public Relations. My filmography - IMDB - includes Raajneeti (2010), Satyagraha (2013), Chakravyuh (2012), Aarakshan (2011), Turning 30!!! (2011) and Dil dosti etc (2007), apart from assisting in various AD films and producing TV shows for Doordarshan and NDTV Imagine.

I like finding mediums for ideas and vice versa and that philosophy informs my expression -- un-restricted and evolving.

Through the years, I've worked in a call center, designed and developed a sizable number of websites, been an Executive Producer for a TV show on NDTV Imagine, directed 16 episodes of a children's show for DD Bharti, made an award winning experimental short film in Varanasi, been a product designer for Kingfisher and Force India Formula One, a video editor, a freelance writer for various online journals, a sound recordist and developed the first Hindi font as part of a school competition for Microsoft.

My career is one confused maze and I like it that way. I read a lot, love backpacking through various cultures and experiences around the world, only write with fountain pens and dreams of becoming a mechanic.


Harkat Studios
Bungalow No. 75, Aram Nagar 2
Versova, JP Road
Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra

karan (at) harkat (dot) in