January 12, 1973|
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Died||May 15, 2015
New York, New York, U.S.
|Cause of death||Cardiac arrest|
|Notable work||Patang : The Kite|
Prashant Bhargava (January 12, 1973 - May 15, 2015) was an Indian-American filmmaker and designer. He died of a heart attack from a history of heart trouble. Bhargava's short film Sangam, described by Greg Tate of the Village Voice as "an elegant and poetic evocation of immigrant angst, memory and haunted spirituality", premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and PBS. His other directorial efforts include the documentary portrait of his grandmother Ammaji, experimental Super 8 short Backwaters and the poignant and meditative Kashmir, an audiovisual performance with band Dawn of Midi
Bhargava's feature length directorial debut, Patang : The Kite (2012) was premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival. The film was subsequently released in the U.S. and Canada, garnered much attention with rave reviews from the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times. 
Bhargava was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, a graduate of Kenwood Academy. His interest in the arts began in his youth, when he was a graffiti artist. Bhargava studied computer science at Cornell University and theatrical directing at the Barrow Group and at the Actors Studio MFA program.
- Radhe Radhe (2014)
- Patang : The Kite (2012)
- Kashmir (2011)
- Ammaji (2014)
- Backwaters (2005)
- Sangam (2004)
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- "Kashmir". Triple Canopy.
- Ebert, Roger. "Patang Movie Review & Film Summary (2012) - Roger Ebert". www.rogerebert.com.
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- "PATANG (The Kite) - An Award Winning Film by Prashant Bhargava - Comes to Boulder - Feld Thoughts". 25 February 2013.
- The Kite: Prashant Bhargava