Ritesh Batra is a writer/director based in Mumbai and New York. In 2009, Batra was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors labs for his feature project THE STORY OF RAM. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenburg Fellow. His short films have been presented in many international film festivals and fine arts venues. His recent short CAFÉ REGULAR, CAIRO (2012), shot on location in Cairo, Egypt won the Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the Oberhausen International Film Festival and the Jury Special Mention at Tribeca Film Festival. His feature screenplay THE LUNCHBOX won an Honorable Mention from the Jury at the 2012 edition of the Cinemart at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and was part of the Berlinale Talent Project Market. His latest film PHOTOGRAPH (2019) stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.