Sanyukta Kaza is a masterful Indian film editor, whose work has garnered critical acclaim and numerous accolades. She honed her craft and went on to earn a Master of Fine Arts degree from Chapman University in California, USA, with a focus on editing. Her debut feature film, Ship of Theseus (2012), was a tour de force that won the National Award for Best Film and was selected as one of the ‘15 life-changing films of all time’ chosen by the British Film Institute. Kaza’s work as Editor & Creative Producer of the contemporary cult classic Tumbbad (2018) was nothing short of extraordinary. This film was the first Indian film to ever open in Venice International Film Festival Critics Week, and it left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide. Her talent as an editor has been recognized by numerous award nominations, including for the Filmfare, Screen, Zee, and FOI awards.
Kaza’s work on the Amazon original Pataal Lok (2020) was also highly acclaimed, and the series won the best series award at Filmfare OTT 2020. She has also edited several other notable films and series, including Netflix original series Missmatched (2020), Abhishek Chaubey’s Madhyantar (2021), Konkona Sen Sharma’s Mirror, Avinash Arun’s Vishanu (2021), Radhika Apte’s Sleepwalkers (2021), and Netflix original documentary My Love (2021), which won the IDA best episodic documentary series award in 2022. Kaza’s latest release, Amar Kaushik’s Bheidya, was a box office winner, and she won the best editor award at Zee Cine Awards 2023. She is also the editor of Varun Grover’s AIR (2022), which opened at IFFR (closing night), and Avinash Arun’s Three of Us (2022), which won the best film award at NYIFF. Her next releases include Netflix original series Abhishek Chaubey’s Soup (2023), Sudip Sharma’s Kohrra (2023) and a documentary special on S.S.Rajamouli. Kaza’s films have been screened at various film festivals around the world, including Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto, Tokyo, Rotterdam, Busan, Screamfest, Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Palm Springs, and many more. Her talent as an editor is undeniable, and her contributions to Indian cinema have been nothing short of remarkable.