Anand Sivakumaran has been telling stories since he was 5. After passing out of IIT Bombay, he did stints in journalism, advertising, events and youth marketing, before landing up in the entertainment business. Currently he’s an author, screenwriter, show runner, content creator.
His credits include films like Kalyug. TV shows like The Buddy Project, Sadda Haq, Miley Jab Hum Tum, Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin, Adhafull (No.1 show on DD right now).
He has directed films like Detour and Money Devo Bhava (awaiting release). Currently he runs CROCTALES – a creative shop that makes web series, creates scripts for films, TV and web and also trains aspiring filmmakers.
Anand’s first book Natasha Mehra Must Die is awaiting publication.
He is an interactive storyteller – he makes up stories on the spot in front of a live audience with inputs and prompts from them. He makes members of the audience itself the heroes and characters of each story.
He is also a motivational writer and speaker. Every morning he sends out an inspiring message to start the day – Morning Ray of Sunshine. These go out on whatsapp groups, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin as well as on his own blog. As to where he gets the inspiration for these messages, he says ‘The words come from a Higher Power, I merely transcribe and send.”
Anand loves travelling and grabs every opportunity to head into the unknown. Antarctica is the only continent he hasn’t visited and that’s next on his list
He enjoys baking, cooking, making Sangria and coffee. His cooking is experimental, loves trying new stuff, hates repeating himself.
Anand loves the sea, can stay in it for hours, his friends insist he’s part fish.
Owing to his hugs and his oh so clumsy ways his friends liken him to Po the Panda. As Anand himself puts it – I’m the Kung Fu Panda with all the goofiness, none of the martial arts