Born in Nepal, Tsering Rhitar Sherpa studied Mass Communication at the Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi from 1992 to 1993. His 1997 film The Spirit Doesn’t Come Anymore, a documentary film profiling an old Tibetan shaman earned him the Best Film Award in FILM SOUTH ASIA – festival of South Asian documentary films, and Best Indigenous Filmmaker of the Year at Parnu Anthropological Film Festival, Estonia. In 2000, he made Mukundo (Mask of Desire), a feature film in Nepali, a co-production of Mila Productions (P) Ltd. and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), which was widely shown in International Film Festivals, and was Nepal’s Official Entry for Academy Awards (OSCAR) in Best Foreign Language Film Section in 2000. In 2006, he produced and directed Karma – a feature film about two Buddhist nuns who are sent out from their nunnery in the remote Mustang region, to track down an elusive businessman and recover the nunnery’s money loaned to him, for a grand prayer that the nunnery has to perform. Karma went on to be screened in many international film festivals. He then made a Nepali feature film Uma and a 13-part TV series Singha Durbar – a political drama about leadership and governance, which proved to be a landmark show in the Nepali TV scenario. He also produced Kalo Pothi (2015) and Seto Surya (2016) both of which went on to be screened in the most reputed international film festivals, won awards and garnered much critical acclaim. Tsering continues to make feature and documentary films through his company Mila Productions.