Shikha Makan

Shikha Makan is a leading advertising film director who has worked on many top Indian/international brands, including shoots with celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka Sharma, MS Dhoni, Kareena Kapoor and is known for humour and musical treatments. She is a co-founder of Ad film Production House Kiss Films and one of the first woman directors to have forayed into the male dominated automobile category in Indian Advertising.

Her critically acclaimed recent film, ‘Bachelor Girls’ is streaming on Netflix Worldwide and her writing credentials include shows like 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin', an adaptation of Columbian Telenovela 'Yo Soy Betty' (Ugly Betty) aired on Sony Television.

A Masters in Psychology from Delhi University, she began as a Radio and TV anchor, worked on a film series for BBC 4 before taking to direction & writing. She is also an alumni of Japan Foundation’s JENESYS programme, hosted by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Japan.