Born in 1969, Ashwini Malik obtained a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Delhi University and then went to India’s premier film school, Film &Television Institute of India (FTII) to study Film Direction.
His graduation film, “The Waiter in Slow Motion” was in official competition at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand international Short Film Festival 1995.
Ashwini began his career in television and went on to write, direct and produce a number of fictions and produce a number of fictions and non-fiction short, including several hour-long thrillers in the popular Saturday Suspense Series. In 2002, he directed his first feature film “Clever & Lonely.” A long budget DV feature Clever & Lonely was shown at several film festivals.
Since 2004, Ashwini has been involved in teaching Screenwriting on a regular basis. He has taught at his alma mater FTII, and currently teaches at whistling Woods International, Mumbai. He has also been a Mentor at many screenwriting workshops.
In addition to teaching, Ashwini continues to be active as a screenwriter for Hindi Films. His last release was the well-received Sorry Bhai (Sorry Brother) in 2008.