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Originally from Jamshedpur, India. Diggi moved to Bombay to study economics at the prestigious St. Xavier College. After graduating Diggi pursued his dream in filmmaking, working as an Assistant Director on Advertising, Television and Bollywood films. Looking to further his career, Diggi entered the Professional Program in Producing at University of California, Los Angeles, that lead him to direct his first feature.
In 2001 Kundalini Pictures produced Diggi’s debut feature, Maya (2001). Maya was a coming of age drama set in India. The film was critically acclaimed at international festivals such as Rotterdam, Flanders and Montreal. The film was awarded 1st Runner-Up People’s Choice Award at the 2001 Toronto International Film Festival after Amelie (2001). Diggi was the recipient of the “Remy Martin Emerging Director of the Year Award 2002” at the 25th Asian American International Film Festival at New York’s Asia Society. Subsequent to
the screening and award Martin Scorsese recommended the film to be screened at the American Museum of Moving Image. Diggi has also been nominated for a Rockefeller Media Fellowship.
Diggi is currently packaging and is attached to direct his neo-noir, 7 Conversations & 7 Deaths for Kundalini Pictures.
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