Tushar Tyagi is an Indian writer, director, producer and graduate of NYFA’s 1-year Filmmaking conservatory program. Most recently, he directed Saving Chintu, a film exploring LGBTQIA+ themes in India, starring Life of Pi actor Adil Hussain. Tyagi is currently based in Hollywood and has won multiple awards and nominations for his work, including at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards and the Canada International Film Festival.
Saving Chintu came to such notoriety that it became an Oscar-qualifying film in the Best Narrative Short category for the 2021 Oscars.
Program Studied at NYFA: Filmmaking
Program Type: 1-Year Filmmaking Program
Year Graduated: 2014
Location: New York City