UNESCO-Gandhi Medal 2018 Award winner and National Film Awards of India, 2018 winner filmmaker Praveen Morchhale was born in Central India. After few years of making short films and theatre working as a director, Praveen Morchhale achieved recognition with his feature film debut "Barefoot to Goa" (2013). Critics hail him as a new wave Indian cinema filmmaker. He is known for his simple, subtle, poetic cinema.
His current film Widow of Silence has been screened at prestigious film festivals at Rotterdam, Busan, Seattle, Kolkata, Kerala, London, Belgium, USA, France, Iran, Germany, Israel and many more.