Hitesh Chaurasia is a graduate of Satyajit Ray Film and TV Institute Kolkata. He has cumulative work experience of over 15 years as a Sound Designer, Filmmaker and Educator. He has 15 feature films, many documentaries, shorts films, Television shows, Web series, commercials, and Radio Dramas to his credit as Sound Designer. He has worked on various projects for Fox Films, BBC Radio, NFDC, PSBT, TISS, Y films, 92.7 BIG FM, Kaleidoscope, Channel V and Sony Mix. He started Dantkatha Media- a sound design studio to explore the possibilities of sound in different mediums/forms. The studio also produced digital content, short films, and web series.
He received the prestigious V. Shantaram Best Sound Award for feature film Gajar and Screen best Sound award nomination for Bhopal a Prayer for Rain. Second Best- his short film as writer/director has been screened in Toronto International Film Festival of South Asia and 20th International Children Film Festival of India. He has been an academic council member of SRFTI Kolkata. He conducted workshops at Symbiosis Institute of Design Pune, MIT film school Pune and Sound Ideas Academy Mumbai. He is currently Associate Sr Faculty with the Film and Video communication discipline at the NID Ahmedabad. He teaches Sound Design across various design disciplines encouraging students to explore sound as a medium and material. Voice in Indian cinema, sound design for 360-degree and VR films are some of his current areas of interest/research.
Current Responsibilities: Discipline Lead Film and Video Communication Discipline, Head Sound Design Lab.