Pan Nalin is an Indian-born French filmmaker who has produced several Indian and international documentaries, short films, and feature films. Pan Nalin came to the limelight after his 2021 Gujarati film Chello Show (The Last Film Show) got nominated for the 2023 Oscars in September 2022.Pan Nalin’s filmmaking career began when he shifted to Mumbai from Gujarat after completing his formal education.In 1988, Pan Nalin worked with the famous Indian cartoonist R. K. Laxman in the Doordarshan comedy TV show Wagle Ki Duniya.Pan Nalin made a debut as a director with the 1991 short film The Khajuraho after which he was hired by the Mumbai-based production company Durga Khote Productions, where he made several films which were a commercial success.In 1992, after leaving Durga Khote Productions, Pan Nalin moved abroad and began making documentaries for channels like BBC, Discovery, Canal+, and many more. While working with the French Canal+ TV channel, Pan Nalin made documentaries on Shah Rukh Khan and Sridevi, who are well-known Bollywood actors.In 1992, along with the French producer Yolande Zauberman, Pan Nalin produced a docudrama film titled Born Criminal (Caste Criminelle), which got nominated at the Cannes Film Festival.From 1993 to 1999, Pan Nalin directed and produced many documentaries and films such as The Tulkus, The Nagas, The Doubt, Kaal, The Devadasi, and Amazing World India.In 2000, Pan Nalin returned to India and founded his film production company Monsoon Films. Initially, Nalin had established the company in New Delhi, but he shifted the company to Mumbai later on.In 2001, Pan Nalin directed Samsara, which was not only released in India but also in France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. The film became his first feature film, and it was awarded several awards at events like Durban International Film Festival, Galway Film Fleadh, Melbourne International Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, and many more.Later, in the same year, Pan Nalin directed Ayurveda: Art of Being, a documentary film that won the Audience Award at the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, held in 2003.