Ruchika Muchhala

Ruchika Muchhala is an award-winning nonfiction director, producer and design researcher.

Identifying as a third culture kid, having been raised in Indonesia and Singapore by South Asian parents and being a part of an international community, she believes that the ability to tell your own story is the first step towards bridging cultures and communities in order to work towards social change.

With over a decade of experience in the television and film industry, Ruchika has traveled from Indonesia to Kazakhstan to tell stories for multiple platforms and channels. As a documentary filmmaker, she has co-produced and directed “The Great Indian Marriage Bazaar” commissioned by television broadcasters which was featured on BBC World along with international film festivals; and “Beyond Bollywood” which has been distributed widely and can be watched on Netflix.

With a MFA in Design for Social Innovation, Ruchika has been integrating her nonfiction filmmaking and media training experience with human-centric design as a design researcher and social impact strategist so that she is not only documenting, curating and producing stories but also strategizing how to use them to prompt engagement and impact.

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ruchika@thirdkulture.com

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