|Years active 2003–present|
Name Rohan Sabharwal
Education London Film School
|Full Name Rohan Ajay Sabharwal|
Born October 10, 1979 (age 36) (1979-10-10) Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Occupation film director, producer, screenwriter
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Rohan Sabharwal (born Rohan Ajay Sabharwal on 10 October 1979) is an Indian filmmaker.
- My name is Abhay Rohan Sabharwal Short Punjabi Video Song (Official)
- Family life and education
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- Social causes
Family life and education
Sabharwal was born in the city of Mumbai. He is the elder of two sons born to a Punjabi father and a Catholic mother of mixed Goan-Portuguese and Anglo-Irish descent. He finished his schooling at the Lawrence School, Lovedale in 1996. He is a graduate of the London Film School, London, UK under the guidance of Oscar-nominated Mike Leigh O.B.E.
He is the great grandson and grandson of freedom fighters Laxmi Devi Sharma and Som Kumari Sabharwal and great grandson of Sardar Bahadur Ram Singh Sabharwal, Secretary Military Finance in the British Indian Government. His paternal uncles Vineet Kumar and Sudhir Kumar are both former hockey Olympians. His paternal ancestors were a well known Khukhrain family/clan of Peshawar ( now in Pakistan ). His Great Great Grandfather, Rai Bahadur Kanshi Ram Anand started the first ever Girls High School in Peshawar sometime in the early 20th century.
His mother, Carmen ( Rozario ) Sabharwal, is a designer in Mumbai.
As of 4th September, 2017, Mr. Sabharwal has been found guilty of sexually harrassing a student.
After graduating from film school in 2006, the same year that he edited the award winning commercial 'Sarah and Wendy' which won the Kodak Student Commercial Award in the UK, he left London to pursue a career in film and television in India. Here he shot his 16-minute graduation film Shunyata, which premiered at the ICA cinema in London and generated mixed reviews, though most were favorable. He has been criticized for his views on censorship, especially that in Shunyata, his showing of an amputated leg was unnecessary and served as an attempt to disturb the audience rather than illustrate the film's point. He denies this and says the shot was not in bad taste and was absolutely necessary to illustrate the horrors of unnecessary communal disharmony. He has also refuted claims that the film is anti-Hindu.
He became widely recognized as a filmmaker after the Celebrate Bandra Committee picked his 25-minute short Romson and Juliana to show at their biennial festival Celebrate Bandra in 2007.
His most recent film is the first episode of a television documentary series called India Rediscovered, inspired by Jawaharlal Nehru's book The Discovery of India. The series proposes to cover places of historic importance in India that have been ignored by text books.
Sabharwal has begun working on his comedy feature, There Are No Americans in Taxis, that tells four stories that happen on a day when all cellular networks in Mumbai fail and a whole city is rendered helpless. He is also in the process of producing a feature documentary on the Jewish community in India.
Supporter and Member of Amnesty International