Emmy and Royal Television Society award winning composer Nainita Desai won the World Soundtrack Awards Discovery of the Year 2021. As well as being a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit, double BIFA, Cinema Eye Honours, Ivor Novello nominee, Nainita won the Women In Film & TV Award for Creative Technology 2022.
Amongst various BAFTA, Oscar and Emmy acclaimed productions, Nainita’s recent projects include the Netflix hit documentary 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible. Desai’s other credits include Oscar 2020 nominated and BAFTA & Cannes winning feature doc For Sama, and Sundance winning The Reason I Jump, an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity. Recent projects include BBC1 action thriller series Crossfire, Bafta nominated American Murder, ITV crime drama series The Tower (Mammoth Screen, Gemma Whelan), SKY drama series Funny Woman (Gemma Arterton), land mark natural history series Predators for Sky/Netflix, Bafta winning interactive film / video game Immortality, and iconic franchise Call of Duty (Activision).
Current and upcoming projects include John Battsek’s feature The Deepest Breath (A24, Netflix), a major fantasy drama series for Disney+, plus landmark series for Apple TV+, James Cameron, Nat Geo and a video game for EA Originals.
Film4 labelled her as one of the top 5 ‘composers of 2020 who should be on your radar’ and Mark Kermode, the UK's leading film critic placed her score for The Reason I Jump in the Top 3 film scores of 2021 while Empire Magazine championed her as one of the '5 film composers to watch out for 2022'.