Nominated as one of the 50 most powerful & influential professionals in the Australian film industry by ENCORE magazine, Anupam Sharma is a filmmaker, author, and one of the leading international experts on the Indian Entertainment Sector. Specialising through a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in film, he has written a number of research papers on media & films, along with these (with distinction) on Indian Cinema from the University of NSW - Australia.
Apart from being the chief judge and advisor to the reality show BOLLYWOOD STAR by WTFN for SBS (TV), Anupam is currently developing his own feature film, and documentary projects as a director/producer/presenter, most of which have received development investment from film bodies.
He is currently in post for his feature length film which documents Australian adventurer Pat Farmer's test of human spirit and behind the scenes drama as he runs the length of India up to 85 kilometers a day for 66 days with the backdrop of the colourful, enchanting, challenging. organised chaos of India. With development investment from Screen Australia and Screen NSW, Anupam is also currently developing a slate of high profile Australia film projects with major Australian filmmakers including Bill Bennett and John Winter.
Anupam directed the much-publicized Australian feature unIndian starring cricket legend, Brett Lee, and internationally acclaimed actress, Tannishtha Chatterjee. The film had its world premiere at Montreal Film Festival in September 2015. He has lead a team of film professionals working on more than 204 projects which include feature films, TV serials, music videos, consultancy, film festivals, and TV commercials.
He has been widely credited in the international media for pioneering the Australian film trade with India. In 2011 Anupam founded An Australian Film Initiative with Peter Castaldi (www.aafilminitiative.org), which festivals receiving support from Hugh Jackman and Baz Luhrmann.