Arun K Nampoothiri

Arun K Nampoothiri


Delhi, India

IITK   Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur


Arun joined IITK in 2017. He was always passionate about filmmaking but it was upon his journey through college, that solidified his instinct that he really should pursue making films no matter how difficult it might be. He converted to a dual degree in his third year, deciding to take an M.Des from the college as well and polish his portfolio as much as possible till then. He has always loved sports as well as music, having participated in tennis and basketball tournaments, and played the synthesizer for many years before entering IITK.



Everyday Lessons of Life

Trust the universe • Practice gratitude everyday • Never shy away from an experience, but always carry your wits about you

On the Bright Side


Leaps of Faith

Engineering to Filmmaking. Wish me luck <3


Memories I made while I wasn’t studying/working

Most memories that I've made here would be when I wasn't studying or working. The people that I met, the conversations that I had with them, the late night escapades, sitting on the stage outside L20 between classes. Everything about the OAT, hitchhiking every now and then, running from the hall to OAT for Galaxy.


Things I've Done That Pushed Me Out of My Comfort Zone

Traveled over a 1000 kms for a date


Things I'm Proud of That You Won't See on a Resume

The amount of effort, grit, motivation and innovation required to bring a film from just an idea to a tangible product on screen • Trusting your gut and having experiences that absolutely changed my life • The amount of lives I touched and the perspectives I carry with me


Unconventional Skills

I can edit a film really quick, I mean, really quick • I make really nice drinks


Quirks That Make Me Who I Am

Fashion taste • Vulnerability • Film Direction Passion