Dave Sidhu

Dave Sidhu | film director

Film Director

10 Years


10 Years

About me

Hi! I am Dave Sidhu, and I am that story you need to hear that is going to make you trust in your dreams.

I am 34-year-old with my zodiac sign being Scorpio. I am an Indian-born Australian film director, actor, casting director and producer. I have worked in the Punjabi and the Hindi film industry. Being a director, a casting director and an actor has helped me be well recognised in the Punjabi industry for my hard work and dedication. It is not that I was born with a gold spoon in my mouth, I had to work diligently and it was my passion that helped me take steady steps towards my goal.

I was born on 2nd November in Barnala and it was only later in my life that I shifted to Sydney, Australia. I graduated from SD College in Barnala and after my graduation, I started working as a casting director in various films. I then decided to pursue academics further and completed another degree from AFI Australia. This made me achieve two degrees both in the field of Cinema, one is a diploma in Art and Craft and the other is a diploma in Filmmaking from AFI. Both of the academic courses helped me to understand it was in Cinema that my passion lied and the magnitude of my zeal increased multifold.

I firmly believe that it was the encouragement and blessings of my father, Late Jatinder Singh and my mother, Surjee Kaur that has helped me reach where I am today. I am also happily married and my wife, Sandeep is my life partner and I would not be able to move one step forward without her. We also have a loving and beautiful son, named Surmandeep. It is only because of the support and love from my family that has made me the person I am now and without them, nothing would have been possible.

I am a practitioner and believer of Hinduism. And everyone around me says that I have a charming personality which helps me make friends faster. Even though I try to achieve and do a lot of things, my ultimate focus is being a great professional film director.

I have been a part of many major projects and have also directed and produced several music videos. Amongst my various music video direction, some of the most prominent ones are, “Gaddi Naal Viah”, “Dhooman”, “Aaj Bhangre Pan Ge”, “Valayat”, “ Mirza Vikramrathod”, “Teriyan Yaddan”, “ Give Me Heart”, “Dollar vs Sleep”, “Mainu Television Lai De Ve”, “Halat” and “Teaser”. I have also worked as a casting director in various movies, such as, “Kuriyan Jawan Bapu Preshaan” and “Tabbar”.

I made my feature film debut in a supporting role, with the 2018 film “Pareshaan Parinda.” I also appeared as an actor in films such as “Jabardaar”. I ventured into film direction in the year 2020 with “The Oneness”, a short documentary film on Indo-Australians. My most recent projects as a director are Kuch Na Kuch and Yaariyan Dildaariyan. 

I want to touch millions of hearts and make people believe that even if we hail from small towns, which people barely hear of, it is possible to achieve those dreams, which the world might think are unattainable to us. It is important to dream big, we really need to shoot for the moon because even if we fail, we are going to land among the stars.

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