Sharat Raju is an Indian-American director and writer.
Sharat is known for creating documentaries and films pertaining to the lives of immigrants in American society. He co-founded the Yale Visual Law Project and co-produced three documentary short films as a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. His first film, American Made, won 17 film festival awards and aired nationally on PBS’s “Independent Lens.
In September 2004, he was named by Esquire Magazine as one of the 20 young film directors to watch. Prior to graduate school he worked for acclaimed casting director Mali Finn on feature films including 8 Mile, Matrix Revolutions, and Matrix Reloaded.