Kiran’s fresh and inspiring comedy style combines a visual edge and a distinct look, with nuanced and subtle performances, all tied together by his flawless comedic timing.
His recent, and powerful, Make America Decent Again film has shown us yet another side of his, as he puts his creativity to the service of his adopted country, revealing a multi-faceted talent with an innate sense for great story telling.
Kiran drifted into advertising as a self-taught art director. After working for Ogilvy, Lowe, and Saatchi & Saatchi, in India, he moved to the US, and spent more than a decade as an agency creative working on brands like Amazon, Bridgestone, Fiat, and Hyundai. Bitten by the directing bug, he started shooting projects for small clients and made the New Director shortlists at Shoot, LIA and the Kinsale Sharks while still an agency creative.
Ultimately, Kiran decided to devote himself exclusively to directing. He made the Top 10 Global Directors list on BestAdsOnTV.com in his first year as a director. A truly global creative talent, comfortable in the East and the West, Kiran has a natural curiosity for—and a deep understanding of—culture, brands, and advertising. Represented world wide as a director, Kiran pursues the creation of great work in the farthest corners of the globe, where ever the boards take him.
Kiran’s directorial work has already won many prestigious awards … Epica, Clio, London International, Communication Arts, One Club and New York Festivals, to name a few.
Kiran lives in Long Beach, California with his wife—a Sociology and Gender Studies professor—their two kids, and a Mini Aussie named Nigel.