Sandeep Ravindranath is a student of the audiovisual arts. He has served as a livesound engineer for such acts as Chitravina Ravi Kiran, Nagai Muralidharan, The Carnatica Brothers, Ustad Shahed Pervez Khan and Steve Gorn among others. As an on-location sound recordist, his work on the Lebanese film What Remains was shortlisted for the Student BAFTA in 2018. He holds a Master's degree in Music Technology from New York University and was a programmer analyst for Sony Music in Manhattan.
His directorial venture The Bookshelf dealt with the subject of growing intolerance in India and was commissioned by three publishing houses - Perumal Murugan’s Kalachuvadu, Indira Chandrasekhar’s Tulika, and Trivandrum based Chintha. In 2016, Sandeep was offered a full scholarship in the direction program at Columbia College Chicago where his thesis film Diary of an Outsider received invitation from the Directors Guild of America to its Student Awards. To date, his shorts Tharattu Pattu, The Bookshelf, Santhana Gopala, Diary of an Outsider and Sub Brothers have screened at over 100 film festivals in 20 countries winning numerous awards along the way. His latest short, Anthem for Kashmir, launched by Anand Patwardhan and T.M. Krishna was BANNED by the right-wing government of India.