Pravin Mishra

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Pravin MIshra

Pravin Mishra (born 1975) is an Indian award-winning filmmaker, painter, and newspaper columnist based in the city of Ahmedabad in western India.[1]

His animated short film "Dharamveer" won the national critics award at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) in 2004.[2]

Background and education[edit]

He was born as the youngest of six siblings in Murshidabad, West Bengal in India. He painted number-plates of vehicles and billboards during his school days.[1]

He obtained a bachelor's degree from the Government College of Art & Craft at the University of Calcutta and later received a post-graduate degree in Animation Film Design from the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India.


His first film was an animated short called Dharamveer, which raises the issue of communal violence in the backdrop of Gujarat 2002. This film was his diploma project at NID.[3] His next film Azadnagar & Gulamnagar, about bonded laborers in India, won the best short film at the Ahmedabad International Film Festival.[4]

He also directed the music video for Indian ghazal singer Jagjit Singh called "Ye Kaisi Aazadi Hai" about the right to social security in India.[5]

His film The Killing Fields of Gujarat is about the politics of fake police encounters in the state of Gujarat.[6]

Art exhibits[edit]

His solo exhibitions were held at the Hutheesing Visual Art Centre in Ahmedabad.[7], Visual Art Gallery in New Delhi and Epicentre in Gurugram.

In 2010, CNN-IBN profiled him in its series on vision for India 2020.[8]

Along with a group of his students he created a mural on a wall in Ahmedabad depicting the city’s diversity.[9]

He conducts art workshops in design schools across India.[10]

Pravin is an Associate Professor and Director of the Crafting Creative Communication (CCC) program at MICA, Ahmedabad.[11]


In 2007, he ran for the position of Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) in Gujarat from Maninagar against the incumbent Narendra Modi.[12]


Pravin was a weekly columnist for the Ahmedabad Mirror from June 2010 to October 2014. He has written for the Times of India,[13][14] The Quint[15] and The Print.[16]


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  3. ^ " CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.
  4. ^ "Film fest kicks off today, to feature NID alumnus film". 25 June 2009.
  5. ^ [1][dead link]
  6. ^ RightToBeHeard (1 February 2013). "Pravin Mishra tells the truth about fake encounters in Gujarat at Right to be Heard platform" – via YouTube.
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ " CNN-News18 Breaking News India, Latest News Headlines, Live News Updates". News18.
  9. ^ pravin mishra (13 July 2009). "THE AHMEDABAD WALL" – via YouTube.
  10. ^ "Art brings 'West' to 'East' at MGIS". 25 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Core Faculty - Pravin Mishra". MICA.
  12. ^ "List of candidates" (PDF).
  13. ^ [3][dead link]
  14. ^ "Article Window".
  15. ^ "Pravin Mishra on The Quint". The Quint.
  16. ^ "Pravin Mishra, Author at ThePrint". Retrieved 30 September 2018.

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