Sandeep Viswanath

Consultant - Media Lab | sviswanath at iihs dot ac dot in

2014    MA, Media and Cultural Studies, TISS, Mumbai, India
2007    BE, Electronics and Communication Engineering, BMSCE, Karnataka




Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam


Sandeep believes that the practice of arts should not be divorced from socio-political realities of our society and have attempted to practice his craft in this manner. He worked as an IT consultant for two years soon after his engineering course, which he decided to quit and devote his energies in the pursuit of film-making. As a film maker Sandeep has worked on films on varied subjects such as issue of child labor, landless laborers, subaltern labor in Bollywood, water management in cities and Mumbai mill era.  Few of his films have been screened in festivals in India and abroad. His film on MGNREGA worker’s rights has been awarded by the Government of India for being innovative in educating the MGNREGA workers. He has produced documentaries in Bhil and Pawri languages using participatory media approach. Sandeep holds master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has research interests in labor rights, food, culture and invisible labor in film production. He has worked on media literacy for children in various regions of India

Previous Teaching Experience

High School students at Government Schools in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra.
High School students at Government Ashram Shalas in Maharashtra
Street children at Bornfree Art school, Bengaluru


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