Filmmaker | Screenwriter | Creative Producer

Managing Partner at Make Believe Productions

In 2000, after a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA),
Nandhini started her creative career at the Film and Television Institute of Tamilnadu (FTIT), Chennai, where she studied Direction & Screenwriting. After passing out as a Gold Medalist in DFT, she also completed her
Masters Diploma in Business Administration. 

In 2003, she won the prestigious Tamil Nadu State Award as 'Best Director' for her student short film 'Ottam' which spoke about domestic violence.
The film also won a State Award for 'Best Editing'.

Nandhini is best known for her urban romantic comedy movie
'Thiru Thiru Thuru Thuru' (2009), produced by Sathyam Cinemas and Real Image Media Technologies, starring actors Ajmal Ameer, Rupa Manjari and veteran filmmaker Mouli.

In 2015, she self-published her widely acclaimed original Graphic Novel 'Sivappu Kal Mookuthi', the very first digital comic book in Tamil, along with it's English edition titled 'Girl with a Red Nose Ring'. 

Download Sivappu Kal Mookuthi PDF 
Download Girl with a Red Nose Ring PDF

In 2018, she wrote & directed 'Nila Nila Odi Vaa', a Tamil Vampire Web Series, produced by Viu India and Make Believe Productions. This Viu Original series stars actors Ashwin Kakumanu, Sunainaa, Srikrishna Dayal, Meesha Ghoshal, Anupama Kumar, Abhishek Vinod, Aswath and Gabrella Sellus among others.

On 29th March 2024, Nandhini's latest work Inspector Rishi, an Original Horror Suspense Drama Series released on Prime Video. She is the Writer, Director and Creative Producer of the show. 

Produced by Shukdev Lahiri under the banner of Make Believe Productions, this MOST WATCHED Tamil original series on Prime Video stars actors Naveen Chandra, Sunainaa, Srikrishna Dayal, Kanna Ravi, Malini Jeevarathnam and Kumaravel in pivotal roles.

Inspector Rishi can be streamed on Prime Video in India and across 240 countries and territories worldwide. WATCH NOW