Award winning Director of the film The Sentinel,  Jay Parikh was born and raised in the western state of Gujarat in India.

With over a seven years of experience in the art of film making, Parikh has won several accolades and awards for his work. He gets his inspiration from real life events and focuses on creating characters that touch the audience at a personal level. His most recent project The Sentinel won the Most Outstanding short film in Hollywood International Film Festival 2015 and the Best Short Film in Los Angeles Urban Film Festival 2015. The Sentinel also received Special Festival Mention at 6th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival in 2016. With this film, he tries to strike a cord with a lot of parents universally.  In 2016 , Parikh also launched first ever Gujarati Webseries named “Varta Re Varta” . Season 1 was officially selected in Los Angeles Cinefest. He is currently working on Season 2 which is going to be launched this year.

This site showcases his film work and gives you a detailed and personal view into Parikh’s passion for film making.

Work Reel


2017  – Coming soon



Congratulations on your success! Really proud of you. Keep up the good work!Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are really inspiring. I wish you many years of great achievements!No matter how big a crowd may be, a person like you always stands out!There’s no one who has  worked as hard as you have in the last years. Now your efforts effort have paid off. Congrats!

posted on : 09-10-2015  09:04:23

Shakeb Sayed, Sr. Manager, Star India Pvt. LTD.

It’s been a total delight knowing Jay Parikh over the last 4 years and i have no doubts that he will do extremely well in all his endeavors. Jay has been extremely instrumental in taking the SHAMIANA brand forward in various parts of the country and I wish him all the luck for the future!

posted on : 09-19-2015  19:20:05

Cyrus F. Dastur, Founder, SHAMIANA