Siddhant is a Filmmaker, Actor, Television Writer and Film Critic for various outlets including The Village Voice and New York Magazine. He spent his childhood in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Mumbai, India, where he developed a passion for theatre before attending Pace University in New York, earning his B.A. in Film & Screen Studies in under three years. Shortly after graduating, he began his M.F.A. in Filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles.
Upon completing grad school, Siddhant worked at Baboon Animation in New York under DreamWorks alumnus Mike de Seve, where he wrote and edited scripts and treatments for various animated shows including Angry Birds Toons and Sylvester and Tweety, and feature films like Super Terracotta Warriors. He has extensive experience in television, having written and conceptualized initial seasons of Making The Cut and Maybe It's Me for MTV India, The Pitch for Bloomberg UTV, and The Great Indian Home Makeover for NDTV Goodtimes. He was also the Production Manager and Second Unit Director for Heal With Lara and was recently hired by H.K. Studios to write their next feature film, which is currently in production.
Siddhant has written, directed and edited numerous shorts, both digitally and on 16mm film. He edited the short film Milk Money directed by Nicci Thompson, which was officially selected for the Aberdeen Film Festival in 2014, and served as Director of Photography for Switching Channels by Gabi Zogall, which was officially selected for the One Minute Film Festival in Switzerland in 2013. He also worked as a Script Supervisor, Assistant Director and Production Designer in Los Angeles for several years, and has served on the Short Film Juries for various international film festivals such as Fantastic Fest and HP 48 Hours.
Siddhant currently splits his time between Mumbai and New York.