Nagesh Kukunoor (born 30 March 1967) is an Indian film director and screenwriter known for his works predominantly in Bollywood and Parallel cinema. He is known for films such as Hyderabad Blues (1998), Rockford (1999), Iqbal (2005), and Lakshmi (2014). In 2003, he directed 3 Deewarein which was show cased among the Indian panorama section, at the 2003 International Film Festival of India. The film was also premiered at the Kolkata Film Festival. After having been screened at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, where it was well received, the film was screened at the Commonwealth Festival at Manchester, it was nominated as one of the top five films, at the gala presentation. In 2006, He has garnered the National Film Award for Best Film on Other Social Issues, for directing Iqbal.