Amudhan R. P. was born in 1971 and is based in Tamil Nadu. Along with local youth, he founded Marupakkam, a media activism group involved in making documentaries, organising screenings, film festivals and media workshops. He has been making documentaries since 1997. His prominent films include 'Shit', 'Notes from the Crematorium', 'Seruppu' – a trilogy on caste, 'Radiation Stories' – a trilogy on nuclear issues, and 'Dollar City'.
'Shit' won the best film award at the One Billion Eyes and VIBGYOR film festivals, and the National Jury Award at the MIFF 2006. His films have been screened at numerous locations in India, and many film festivals all over the world.