Sanjay Arora has been part of show business for the past 11 years. He has written and directed many comedy skits and plays. He started as a host at the All India Radio, and developed and hosted many programs targeting Indian youth. In between, he did many stage plays, mimes, and mono acting at several places in India. He has performed versatile roles in comedy skits, plays and family TV serials in Canada and India.
Even though he was working as a software engineer, his passion was always in acting and film making. Sanjay has a Degree in Electronics Engineering and PG in Management. He did Diploma in Filmmaking from New York Film Academy, New York (USA), and took courses in digital film editing from Detroit Film School, Michigan (USA). He attended the India Today Acting School in Toronto (Canada), where he was trained by Roshan Taneja, Bombay's famous acting guru.
As an Independent film maker, He produced and directed ‘Butterfly Wings’ and ‘Once Again (Phir Vehi)’ with Russian , Indian and American Actors.
Butterfly Wings was selected and screened in 15 cities in India under We Care Film Festival (sponsored by United Nation and UNESCO) including one special show in United Nation, Delhi , Manila Woman Forum, Philippines , BHEL Hardwar, Picture this Film Festival 2011 in Alberta (Canada), West Virginia Filmmaker Festival , West Virginia (USA) , Trinity Film Coalition Film Festival, Detroit, 2011(USA). Film won 2nd price for ‘Best Film’ in Global Film Festival 2011, Noida (India) and got 'Honorable Mention Award’ by the judges at the Bayou City Inspirational Film Festival (BCIFF) 2011 in Houston, Texas,(USA) and 'Award of Merit' in Accolade Competition ,California, USA, 2013. Film was nominated in 2 categories at the World Music & Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) 2011, Washington DC (USA)- Best Feature film/Screenplay and Best Supporting Role Actress in Feature Film and 3 nominations at The Hot Media International Film Festival, 2012 MD (USA).Film received ‘Honorable Mention Winner’ in International Film Festival of Spirituality, Vision and religion,2013 Jakarta
He was nominated for ‘Best South Asian Director’ in WMIFF, 2012 ,Washington DC for ‘Chase’ and ‘Expression’.
‘Once Again’ was screened at Delhi International Film Festival ,Trinity Film Coalition film festival,2013 ,Detroit (USA), won 3rd Prize in Feature Film Category in 6th Boomtown Film festival, 2013 Texas(USA), ‘Best Religious/Spiritual film’ in Great Lakes International Film Festival, 2013, PA, USA,’ Nominated for ‘Best South East Asian Director’ in World Music & Independent Film Festival (WMIFF) 2013, Washington DC (USA) and 'Honorable Mention Award ' in International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality (IFFPIE) 2013,Jakarta, Indonesia and “Best Screenplay Award “ in 9th Free Spirit Film Festival, McLeod Ganj,2013, India.