Musician, producer and entrepreneur Mukul Deora is a renowned name in the art and Entertainment industry. He has impressed the global audience not only with his unique musical skills but also his interest in recognising and backing forms of arts. He has recently produced Netflix’s The White Tiger, a movie based on the prize-winning novel by Aravind Adiga. It is yet another feat in his career. Deora started his journey by writing, composing and producing his album Stray in 2006.
Mukul said, “I have spent most of my life channelling my disparate influences into creating things that hopefully travel all over the world, and will continue to do so. After The White Tiger released, I got so many mails from film-makers, writers, actors from all over the world who couldn’t believe that someone in India could make such a film. For me, it would be nice to just carry on this thing and make people in any part of the world believe that they can make a global movie based on a specific story from their country and that it can have these wings to take over the world.”
After the release of Stray, Deora achieved multiple musical milestones. The album not only reached number 12 on Indian charts, but it received critical success from International publications like the UK’s Guardian, Pennyblackmusic and many more. He performed at Tate Modern, London, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, World Social Forum in India. Used to launch the prestigious UK Cultural Olympics, Deora along with Shezaad Dawood directed The Body Electric in 2008.
He also did a solo art show titled BREAK in 2009 in Mumbai which in 2012 went to showcase at the Diesel + Art exhibition with images and videos from the original event.
From hosting a month-long radio show on Bob Dylan to being voted as the Best Dressed Indian by GQ, Deora has many such notable achievements. He also produced films like Bheja Fry 2 and The White Tiger. He also performed at TED India where he collaborated with Kalaripayattu dancers for a piece called The Wandering Arrow.