Biography

SUNAYANA KACHROO BHIDE

Poet, Film writer, Lyricist

Sunayana Kachroo is an award-winning Poet, Film writer, Producer, Lyricist and a Columnist. Her oeuvre has been vast and impressive, encompassing Poetry, Films, collaboration with other artist including musicians, dancers and poets. She has written for various award-winning movies, which have been screened at many prestigious film festivals like Cannes, MAMI and Austin Film Festival.

Sunayana expresses herself through diverse styles of writing in English, Hindi and Kashmiri language. She continues to explore various themes ranging from Love, Home, Loss, Nature, Mythology, Healing, Women’s empowerment, Prejudices and much more.

Sunayana has performed across the world through Poetry shows and recitations. She engages the audience with her unique style of expressing poems as compelling visual images, laced with observations and anecdotes.

Poetry Show Zikr Uska:

Sunayana along with poetess Monika Singh(Dy. collector Pune) created a poetry show titled “Zikr Uska” in 2018, they have done numerous successful shows of this unique show.

She has written the theme song of Ekal Vidhayala – an NGO that provides education to millions of children in India. The song was produced / sung by Anuradha Palakurthi and Hariharan. This anthem was released by the Honorable minister of Human Resources Shri Prakash Javdekar. Multiple Grammy winners Elliot Schneider and Bob Ludwig mixed and mastered this.

Renowned singer Sonu Nigam has sung the title song of the movie Half Widow, written by Sunayana. Sonu Nigam also recited her Nazm “Tu Zarra hai” for a short film “In Search of America”

Awards:

Edited in Lumia Selfie

Top 20 finalist  Woman of the Year (India New England) 2014.
Recognized for her contribution for promoting Poetry and Literature in New England Area.

Film Writing:

Worked as a “Dialogue Writer” for 2 Hollywood Films produced by Renzu Films
“In Search of America” – Selected for Cannes Short Film Corner 2015
Renowned singer Sonu Nigam has recited my nazm for this film
“First Love”- Released
“Half Widow”(Feature)- Audience award -Best Film New York
“Illegal” (Feature)- Dialogues, lyrics (Cast: Suraj Sharma, Adil Hussain, Shweta Tripathi)
“Pashmina” ( Feature)- Dialogues, Poetry
Gaash- Short Film
Assisted director Danish Renzu during the filming in LA.
Producer and Writer: “Pashmeena” Feature film on Kashmir currently in Pre-production.

TV interviews:

ANI-DD- Kashmirnama
INE Multimedia
Foundations TV
Author TV
Acton TV

My Work

Interview with Jaggery Magazine: Click Here

My imdb : Click Here

BDC TV: Click here

More coverage: Click Here

Interviews by me:

With Gulzar (Oscar, Grammy winner): Click Here

With Vishal Bhardwaj (National award winner): Click Here

With Atul Kulkarni (National Awards winner): Click Here

Gulzar interview: Click Here

Oscar nominated vocalist Bombay Jayashree: Click Here

 Radio stories written by me : Click Here

Articles by me:

Hridaynath Mangeshkar: Click here

Tribute to Faiz: Click here

Women’s Voices Now : Click Here

Jagjit Singh Tribute: Click Here