Nakul Singh Sawhney director his first film in 2005, 'With a little help from my friends', which won the award for the 2nd best film at the 60 Seconds to Fame film festival in Chennai. He then completed a course in TV direction at the FTII, Pune, during 2005-06. At the Film Institute, he directed 'Agaurav' and 'Undecided' that won awards for the 2nd Best Film and Best Director respectively at the Hyderabad International Film Festival. After completing his course, he made a feature length documentary 'Once upon a time in Chheharta' on the history of the working class movement of Chheharta, Amritsar. Nakul also works with theatre and is actively involved with Jana Natya Manch since 2003.