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Shilpa Mankikar

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Shilpa Mankikar is an American director based in NYC, LA, and India. Her work combines a commercial sensibility with provocative content. She directs comedy, drama, and doc's about rebellious youth, women, diverse communities, social issues, and epic historical subjects. She is a graduate of the prestigious MFA Film Program at Columbia in New York.

She was a Director at ABC-Disney Showcase. She directed TAWK with Awkwafina & Lilly Singh. Her family comedy DIWAL'OWEEN won 13 awards from Bali to Baltimore including Best Family Series. She directed for Marshall Herskovitz's QUARTERLIFE. Music work includes Grammy winners Falu, Vijay Iyer, Mos Def's Producer Aya, and NH7. She filmed popular lifestyle content for MTV. She shot documentaries for Democracy Now. She interviewed A-list celebs including President Bill Clinton, actor Cameron Diaz, writer Maya Angelou, Fortune 100 CEO's, veterans, and village street sweepers.

Her script LET'S MISBEHAVE was staged by the WGAE, Gotham, and Kalakars. As a Producer, Shilpa's films won the Planet Out 1st Prize at Sundance and Best of Fest at Palm Springs. Ad clients include McKinsey, Xoom, Toyota, and The Olympics.

She worked in Film Distribution, Business Development, Festivals, and Marketing. In 2001, she Co-founded 3rd I, a film distribution network in 5 cities, that hosts 106 South Asian Premieres per year in the US.

Shilpa Mankikar - Comedy Director Show Reel

Shilpa Mankikar - Past Work

Diwal'Oween - winner of 13 international awards for series & film