Shiva Bajpai grew up in Delhi during a period of radical transformation in the Indian socio-economic fabric. This has inspired him to tell stories about the contradictions surrounding emerging India. His first short, THE SINGHS, was selected in the 2009 OSIAN-Cinefan Film Festival, and his next film, RAJU, has played at numerous film festivals including the prestigious 33rd Claremont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. Shiva is currently pursuing an MFA at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in Filmmaking. His recent film, OUTPOST, has played at numerous festivals and has been the recipient of the Martin E. Segal Award, James Richard Janowsky Award, National Board of Review Student Grant, Hollywood Foreign Press Grant, and the Spike Lee Fellowship.