Award-winning wildlife documentary filmmaker, Praveen Singh, has travelled all over India to highlight endangered animals in many types of terrain, for the second season of On the Brink.
Singh has a passion for animals and the natural world that reaches back to his boyhood. “My dad was in the Indian Forest Service, and I had plenty of opportunities to travel with him to many wild places in India. And then, when I was about 10, I saw some wildlife programs on TV and realised that’s what I want to do,” he said.
After earning a master’s degree in Science and Natural History filmmaking at Montana State University, Singh launched his career with a bang: he took the first prize for documentary in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation College TV Awards (also known as the ‘student Emmys’) for his very first film, The Indian Leopards: the Killing Fields.
Many more years, films, and accolades later, Singh has established himself as one of India’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers, spellbinding his audiences with tales of India’s magical and hidden places. “I always knew I wanted to come back to India to make wildlife documentaries. This land of a billion people has so many environmental and nature conservation challenges, and also success stories,” he noted.