Tushar Madhav is an independent documentary filmmaker and editor based in Mumbai. He studied M.A. Mass Communication at the AJ Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. In 2017, he was awarded with the 64th National Film Award of India for Best Debut Film for his first feature documentary Soz – A Ballad of Maladies. Based on the music and art of resistance in Kashmir valley, the film also won several other important South Asian film awards such as Ram Bahadur Trophy for Best Film at 11th Film South Asia Kathmandu and Best Documentary at 10th International Documentary & Short Film Festival of Kerala. A previous independent film fellow of Public Service Broadcasting Trust in India, and current fellow, Arts Research at India Foundation for the Arts. Tushar has edited independent documentary films and non-fiction series for digital platforms. Besides working on films and television, he has also been teaching filmmaking at various universities and colleges of India for over 5 years.