Sunhil Sippy


Personal Info

  • Date of Birth: 1971
  • Place Of Birth: London


Noor is an upcoming Indian drama film directed by Sunhil Sippy.

Early Life

Sunhil Sippy was born in London in 1971. He was educated at Harrow School and received a BA in English Literature from Georgetown University in 1994.

It was during his time at school that he developed a passion for the visual arts, making his first corporate documentary at the age of 15. He was one of the founding members of The Georgetown Film Society which produced 4 student films between 1992 and 1994. Sunhil was the cinematographer on three and the director of one.



He moved to India in 1995 to pursue a career in film. After working in various aspects of film and television he founded a production company, Mercury Films in 1997, which created content for Buena Vista Television India, a division of The Walt Disney Company. In 1999 he made his first feature film Snip! which released to mixed reviews in the December of 2000, but went on to win the National Award for Editing in 2001.

In January 2001 he joined a panel of Directors at Highlight Films, one of India’s most reputed advertising film production companies. By the end of the year, commercials for brands such as Hero Cycles and 7-Up had garnered the attention of the creative fraternity in India’s big agencies. He went on to direct with Highlight for 13 years, subsequently becoming a partner in the firm.

Sunhil has a long list of reputed clients who have worked with him repeatedly year after year. Some of these include Asian Paints, Blue Star Air-Conditioning, Lux, Horlicks, Clinic All Clear and Pepsi.

He has worked with almost all of India’s A-List celebrities, with both local and international agencies, and with crews in London, Cape Town, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

In December 2013, having worked on more than 200 commercials across all categories he decided to move on from Highlight.

He joined Firecracker as an in-house director from January 2014.

Sunhil has a passionate interest in street photography and held his first exhibition in 2013 as a part of the citywide Focus Festival in Mumbai. He has also recently completed a still campaign for the NGO Teach For India.

He is an Overseas Citizen of India and holds a British Passport.