Mar 24, 2008

Kishan Shrikanth: World's Youngest Director

Kishan Shrikanth: World's Youngest Director

He might just be 12, but he has more cinematic success than many older professionals. Meet Kishan Shrikant, who’s in the Guiness Book for being the world’s youngest director. And the icing on the cake? He’s just bagged 3 awards at the Cairo International Film Festival for his film on street children.

kishanshrikant1 While most children his age spend time watching movies, 12-year-old Kishan Shrikanth of Bangalore prefers to call the shots from behind the camera.

The Guinness book of records calls him the youngest movie director. Kishan’s feature film Care of Footpath has now bagged 3 awards at the Cairo International Film Festival.

The film won the Children’s Jury Award, the Special International Jury’s Award and a third special achievement award. In the past such awards have been given to superstars such as Amitabh Bachchan.

Says the young director, "The journalists of Cairo press made a group, and the movie was screened in a private theatre. They then presented an achievement award to me. They told me that this same trophy is there with Mr Amitabh Bachchan and you have got a similar one and so I was really happy hearing that."

Besides working behind the camera, Kishan has acted in many regional language films, and now looks forward to future ventures, such as a Hindi film in 2010.When Kishan, who idolises Steven Spielberg, is not shooting he’s busy researching new scripts, planning his next shots and discussing new scenes.

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