As a writer/producer, Anil has various projects in feature film, television, and theatre.


Most recently, he received the Asian Cinema Fund screenplay development prize and grant from the Busan International Film Festival for a feature script, THE PALACE.  This horror project is very loosely inspired by the 2001 Royal Massacre in Nepal.  Deepak Rauniyar (Highway, White Sun) is producing.


In 2009 and 2011, Anil was awarded a Tribeca Institute & Sloan Foundation Screenplay Award & Grant for a biopic on the scientist, Marie Curie, A NOBLE AFFAIR, cowritten with Kathryn Maughan. Neda Armian (Rachel Getting Married, The Longest Week, Why Stop Now) is also producing, and Claire McCarthy (The Waiting City, Ophelia) is directing. This project is on the 2016 Athena List, highlighting projects with strong female roles, and participated in the Athena List / Amazon Studios Workshop. This project was recently invited to the 2018 Rotterdam Lab.


Anil has participated in Film Independent’s Producer’s Lab and Film Independent’s Fast Track Program, and IFP’s No Borders Program for ETHEL, a controversial drama about Ethel and Julius Rosenberg, written by Yon Motskin. Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men,  Handmaiden’s Tale, The Square) is starring. This project won the Gabriel Figueroa Film Fund at the Los Cabos International Film Festival and has recently been financed.


Anil’s writing awards include the New York Foundation for the Arts Geri Ashur Screenplay Award and Grant.  He participated in the Producers Guild Diversity Workshop for a television pilot he wrote with his writing partner, Carla Blair. Other awards include various short film awards. He was a producer on the internationally successful short musical film Pretty Dead Girl (Sundance, AFI and Tribeca Film Festivals) directed by Shawn Ku (AMERICAN MALL, BEAUTIFUL BOY) with lyrics by AnnMarie Milazzo.


Anil earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University’s, Tisch School of the Arts, Film and Television Department. Before forming Fictitious Features, he worked at some of the most innovative feature film companies. He started in the development department at Good Machine (Sense and Sensibility, Ice Storm, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon). He then worked for the writer/director, Adam Brooks (French Kiss, Practical Magic, Wimbledon). Moving to Los Angeles, Anil freelanced as a story analyst for Working Title (About a Boy, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones’s Diary, Billy Elliot, Elizabeth), and Tom Sternberg (Under the Tuscan Sun, Lost Highway, Talented Mr. Ripley, Apocalypse Now). He then worked as the Director of Development for the writer/director, Kimberly Peirce, (Boy’s Don’t Cry, Stop Loss), who had a deal with DreamWorks. There, he managed projects already in development while scouting for new material. With Peirce Pictures, he had the fortune to interact with some of the best writers and producers in Hollywood. Anil occasionally freelances in commercials and has worked with many of the top advertising agencies and directors.