Arun Gupta

Principal Faculty and Discipline Lead of Film & Video Communication Department at NID. Prof. Arun Gupta has taught various filmmaking courses (including Direction, Scriptwriting, Film Language and Film Appreciation) for more than two decades, at NID and elsewhere. He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Film Direction from FTII, Pune and a BA in English Literature from the University of Delhi. He has had a long stint in Indian television before joining full-time teaching at NID. He has served as Jury in several International Film Festivals, runs a biennial Asian Short & Documentary Film Festival at NID called "Alpavirama" and has been writing a book on Hindi Film Villains. He believes that the soul of India/South Asia resides in its syncretic traditions and practices, and they need to be more robustly celebrated in the times that are.

guptarun[at]nid [dot]edu


  • Activity Chairperson, Knowledge Management Centre
  • Activity Chairperson, Research & Publications