Kiran’s interest in films began in her childhood with the process of projecting a piece of 35mm film on white wall using a cardboard box, magnifying glass and mirror.
This interest led her to make a documentary on her grandmother, following a post-graduate degree in English literature. The film, titled ‘My grandmother’ was shot on a VHS camera and edited on two VHS decks. The college and university days of studying history, politics and English literature only deepened her interest in film.
Soon after, she made a documentary for Andhra Pradesh Mahila Samatha Society, a women’s organization in Hyderabad. The film, Our Health in Our Hands, took her to the Mumbai International Film Festival in 1998, and closer to the organisation for whom she later made more films. After an opportunity to work on a feature film as assistant director, Kiran went on to do a Master of Fine Arts programme in Film Production at York University, Toronto.
Since the early 2000, Kiran has been making documentaries.
Kiran holds a PhD in Film Studies from the University of Nottingham and currently teaches filmmaking at Ramoji Academy of Film and Television in Hyderabad. As a filmmaker and researcher, Kiran has been fascinated by a range of topics, from pogroms of choreographed violence in the small regions of India to the lucidity of imagist poetry in the Telugu language, and the social and cultural life of women.
Scenes from the screening of ‘Season of Love’ at Lamakaan, Hyderabad (July 31st, 2014)
At the inauguration of the Andhra Loyola Film Review Club on December 12, 2014 - Receiving a memento from the faculty of the Department of Visual Communicaton and Electronic Media - on the premises of Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada.