Born in India, Gaurav moved to Russia at age 18 to study at the prestigious Russian Institute of Cinema (VGIK) founded by Sergei Eisenstein. There he studied under the tutelage of Vadim Yusov and Aleksander Knizhinsky, the legendary cinematographers of Andrei Tarkovsky, and six years later he graduated with a Master's Degree in Cinematography & Film Direction. Gaurav's first feature film A PASSAGE TO OTTAWA won several international awards, including a CRYSTAL BEAR (Special Mention) at the BERLIN FILM FESTIVAL. His latest film, sci-fi thriller PRISONER X, won the Critics' Choice Award at FANTASPORTO and screened at CANNES 2016 as part of Perspective Canada. Recently, Gaurav wrapped production on his next feature, sci-fi drama ENTANGLED starring Academy Award Winner Marlee Matlin. Slated for release in late 2019/early 2020, the film also stars Munro Chambers, Paloma Kwiatkowski, Robert Naylor and Sandra Mae Frank.