Writer / Director
Pan Nalin kick-started his career with the creation of the TV series WAGLE KI DUNIYA in association with India's legendary cartoonist R. K. Laxman and reached global limelight with his debut feature film SAMSARA. Nalin, a self-taught filmmaker, was born in a remote village in Gujarat. He made several short films and documentaries before venturing into feature films.
His first feature film SAMSARA, a huge commercial and critical success worldwide won him some thirty plus awards. With box office collection of US$ 27ml, SAMSARA remains highest grossing Indian independent film internationally. Nalin's feature documentary AYURVEDA: Art of Being has also won many awards and was theatrically released worldwide. Nalin's epic VALLEY OF FLOWERS which was filmed in remote, high altitude Himalayas and in Japan is considered to be a major underground hit. It still continues to enjoy multiple-platform release with cult, critical and commercial success worldwide.
Nalin is probably the only Indian screenwriter, writing for major International productions. He has been hired by Forecast Pictures to write RACE featuring an incredible story of Jesse Owens and Adolf Hitler. Also, Nalin has been scripting Paris set spy-thriller CODENAME: MADELEINE with Isabelle Sobelman (writer of Oscar winner LA VIE EN ROSE) for Cite Films & Virginie Films France.
He is also attached to direct forthcoming India-New Zealand set drama BEYOND THE KNOWN WORLD for The Reservoir Films NZ and Arsam International France.
Nalin has served as a Jury member at many prestigious International Film Festivals, has attended several prominent, filmmaking and screenwriter's labs, and has been on the panels of many prestigious cinema, literature & arts conclaves.