The Art of Following Your Curiosity

Samar Sikka
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Samar Sikka

Samar is an MBA candidate at Harvard Business School. His professional experience spans banking, filmmaking and entrepreneurship. 

He produced Nanak Shah Fakir (NSF), a first-of-its-kind feature film on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith. NSF was awarded three National awards including the Best Feature Film on National Integration by the Hon’ble President of India. Samar has worked extensively with Academy award & Grammy award winners in producing NSF, which has been critically acclaimed worldwide including at the Cannes, Los Angeles and Toronto Film Festivals.

Post NSF, Samar co-founded Arteree (pronounced Artery), a startup at the intersection of entertainment, media & technology, focused on creating a global collaborative platform for the discovery & promotion of performing arts and artists.

Samar is the Founding Curator of the Navi Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, and is working on using performing-art therapy to address Mental Health challenges in addition to projects related to Climate Action and Gender Equity. 

He is passionate about gender equality and has been involved in sparking critical conversations with Lean In India, the India chapter of Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In movement, to promote women empowerment, gender equity and HeForShe in the workplace. 

He is a keen technology & new media enthusiast with a vision to pioneer community-driven learning models spanning the arts, education and technology. 
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