From a small town in southern India to producing/Directing Independently at Detroit, USA Ashray's long journey is filled with artistic ventures. Ashray was born on 2nd-July-1987 at Hosanagara a small town surrounded by mountains in southern India. His father is an agriculture scientist and mother is a housewife. At the age of 18 Ashray moved to Bangalore to study Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Art History, During his 4 years of college he wrote & directed 3 plays for his college theater team and in his final year of graduation (2012) he made an artwork La Cristo, wherein he covered the whole building housing a cluster of 12 museums & his art college in white cloth. It was his commentary on the epistemology of art pedagogy.
In 2012 after graduating from art college with 'Best Artwork of the year' award in 2013 Ashray moved to Detroit, USA to study Filmmaking since then he wrote and directed 4 short films, he graduated from film school on October 2014, His thesis film 'Asphyxia' won 6 awards in local and International film festivals, his 2016 project 'Interlude' screened in 16 film festivals and won 4 awards and his recent short film 'They Scream in Silence' is in festival circuit now so far this film has screened in 9 film festivals and won 2 awards.
According to his screenwriting teacher Richard Rothrock - " Ashray's visuals, as always, are astonishing, powerful, and beautiful. And, as always, he tackles with some major issues about life and how some of us attempt to make sense of life through storytelling"