Sanal George is a National Award winning Sound Designer and Production Sound Mixer based in Mumbai, India. He hails from Calicut, Kerala where he completed his graduation before taking up his post graduation course in Sound Recording & Design from the Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.
While at FTII, he was awarded the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) and Resul Pookutty Foundation Scholarship for academic excellence. He was also awarded the Asian Film Academy fellowship in 2013 as part of the Busan International Film Festival, Busan, South Korea. Sanal was awarded the Kerala State Television Awards, 2016 for the Malayalam short film ‘Chaver’. He is the recipient of the 65th National Film Awards of India for ‘Best Sound Design’ for the feature film ‘Walking with the Wind’.
He started his career as an Assistant Sound Mixer in Shashant Shah’s ‘Chalo Dilli’ in 2010. Over the years, he has worked in various Indian and International projects including feature films, short films and documentaries as Sound Designer and Production Sound Mixer. Apart from this, he has worked on numerous AD films, web series and has been associated with top Bollywood / Hollywood production houses including EROS International, Excel Entertainment, India Take One, Breathless Films, Aamir Khan Productions, Balaji Telefilms, History Channel and the National Geographic Channel. His notable works include Walking with the Wind, Sadhu in Bombay and Chaver. He was also part of Bollywood projects like Dangal and The Test Case.