One of the Best Writer, Author, Storyteller, Digital Content Creator and Movie Script Writer in India
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, digital 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 He has directed films like Detour and Money Devo Bhava (awaiting release).
He 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. This is the first part of the Doomsday Trilogy. He’s also working on a heart-breaking love story, 64
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’s done several such gigs at the Social Café and Bar.
He also posts short stories online on his web site, on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, based on a photograph or a line suggested by his readers
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.”
He is also a teacher who conducts workshops on screenwriting, the aim being to create a whole new generation of the best writers in India. He also does workshops on filmmaking and acting.
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 Sangria is the self-proclaimed second best in Mumbai. His cooking is experimental, loves trying new stuff and hates repeating himself. But on popular demand carrot cake, key lime pie and mawa cake get made most often.
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.