YDA JURY 2020: Shekhar Kapur

Shekhar Kapur
Mumbai, India

Shekhar Kapur is a director known throughout the world for his work in both commercial and feature formats, successfully bridging the divide between the Bollywood and Hollywood industries.
After beginning his career in India, he received critical acclaim for his 1998 feature film Elizabeth, which was nominated for no fewer than 7 Oscars.

In 2011 he co-founded Qyuki, a company specialising in the promotion of creative talents through social media, and most recently he has been working with specialists at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) where he is an Honorary Scholar, to develop storytelling possibilities within the world of Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.