Biography

Sunayana Kachroo Bhide

Poet, Film Writer, Lyricist

Sunayana Kachroo is an award-winning Poet,  Filmwriter, 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.”

FILM WRITING :
The Illegal – MAMI 2019 – Renzu Films Productions
Half Widow – Audience Award – Best Film New York
In Search of America – Selected for Cannes Short Film Corner 2015
First Love – Renzu Films Productions
Gaash – Renzu Films Productions

CREATIVE PRODUCER : Half Widow

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER :The Illegal

LYRICIST :
Kuch Baqi Hai – Sonu Nigam -Zee Music
Subha Dekh Li – Ankit Tiwari-Times Music
Pehla Qadam – Ali Sethi – Renzu Films
Ekal Vidhayala Theme – Anuradha Palakurthi, Hariharan
Multiple Grammy winners Elliot Schneider, Bob Ludwig (mixing, mastering)
Dhool Hatakar Dekha – Anuradha Palakurthi -Top 25 songs Mirchi Awards
Yumbarzaloo – Yawar Abdal- Zee Music- J & K Tourism
Tu Zarra Hai – Sonu Nigam -Renzu Films

CURATOR : IIFFB – India International Film Festival

BOOK : Waqt Se Pare-Beyond Time- 2013

POETRY SHOW : Zikr Uska- Co-Creator

CO-FOUNDER : The Pashchim Project

RECITATION :
Bangalore Literature Festival, Harvard University, Indian Consulate General – New York, Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre – Cambridge, Essence of Lal Ded, Hindi Studio Channel

ANTHOLOGIES :
MythoManthan, The colors of refuge, South Asian Poets- Anthology

POETRY ONLINE :
Rekhta, The Brown Girl Magazine, The Woman’s In

COLLABORATION : Indian Raga

INTERVIEWS : Gulzar, Vishal Bharadwaj, Atul Kulkarni,Vikas Khanna, Bombay Jayashree

PRESS : Hindustan Times, Cineblitz, HarvardNews Tribune, Outlook, Business Standard. ANI, Sakal Times, India NewEngland,Greater Kashmir, Lokvani. Rising Kashmir, Daily Excelsior.

AWARDS : Top 20 Woman of the Year –Literature Award(India New England)