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Based in India

Based in Mumbai

Co-founder at Early Man Film, Mumbai. Ayappa is a director of commercials, documentaries and television series. His work has been highly awarded at both Indian and international festivals including Cannes and D&AD. He is known for his offbeat directing style and unusual casting.

Ayappa, started as a copywriter at Orchard Advertising Bangalore before moving to MTV to where he developed his offbeat directing style. He has managed to become synonymous with comedy, which reflects in his body of work in the genre. His brand of comedy is slick, sharp and often satirical.

His notable work includes the CRED campaigns with Rahul Dravid and Neeraj Chopra, Ambuja Cement ft. The Great Khali, and the highly awarded Story of Kaveri, among others.

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