Deepak Nayar Biography
Deepak Nayar one of the most respected independent Producers, has worked with some of the industry’s most exciting and esteemed Directors, including David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Paul Schrader and Gurinder Chadha.
Nayar began his career in his native India, collaborating with the Merchant Ivory group on films including Heat & Dust, The Deceivers, and The Perfect Murder. After a move to Los Angeles, he set up his own Production Company, Kintop Pictures. In 1997 he produced David Lynch’s highly acclaimed Lost Highway followed by The Million Dollar Hotel, which he produced alongside Bono (U2) starring Mel Gibson.
His collaboration with Wim Wenders earned an Oscar-nomination for The Buena Vista Social Club and a Grammy-nomination for the music video Teatro.
In 2001, he produced the hugely successful Bend It Like Beckham, earning both Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. He followed this with, another collaboration with Gurinder Chadha, the cross-cultural box office hit Bride and Prejudice and Mistress of Spices.
Some of his other notable films have been Paul Schrader’s Thriller The Walker, Wim Wender’s End of Violence andMika Kaurismaki’s LA Without a Map.
Besides working with Auteur film makers, Nayar has given many first time filmmakers their first break, 7-teen Sips with Stephen Berra, Harlem Aria with Bill Jennings, Matt Dillion’s directorial debut City of Ghosts, Jonathan Newman’s Swinging With The Finkels and Foster, Mahesh Mathai’s, Bhopal Express and Broken Thread and very recently Eli Craig’s directorial debut Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, which won the Audience Award at SXSW and premiered at The Sundance Film Festival.
He is currently working alongside Reliance Entertainment as an Executive Producer with Jesus Henry Christ as the first film under that collaboration which was followed by Safe starring Jason Statham. Subsequent films under the partnership are the greatly anticipated Dredd 3-D starring Karl Urban, Bullet To The Head starring Sylvester Stallone, Enchanted Kingdom, along with Hummingbird starring Jason Statham and Dead man Down starring Colin Farrell. He is also producing Walking with Dinosaurs 3-D and Paranoia starring Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford & Liam Hemsworth under same partnership.
He has had a notable career in TV production producing episodic shows like On The Air for ABC, Hotel Malibu & Second Chances, for CBS, White Dwarf with Foxand Hotel Room series for HBO.
In addition to producing films, Nayar is the co-founder of Filmaka, an award-winning global digital entertainment studio. Filmaka produces multi-platform branded and non-branded entertainment content through an online community of filmmakers in over 150 countries.
Nayar also co-founded India Take One Productions, a production services company based in Los Angeles and India. India Take One has worked on films such as Holy Smoke, Alexander the Great, Slumdog Millionaire, Eat, Pray, Love, Mission Impossible, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Life of Pi, and the Untitled Kathryn Bigelow Project.
Filmography Deepak Nayar