Babu Subramaniam, HUSSLUP

Assistant director

The Tattooed Heart


Babu Subramaniam


Director/First Assistant Director

Lakshmi Films Inc.


Babu went to SIES College, Bombay, India and began his career as an Assistant Director in Bollywood. he subsequently advanced his studies in film at Tisch and NYU in New York City and continued working as an Assistant Director for the late Italian Director Sergio Corbucci on spaghetti westerns. Over the span of the next 3 decades, Babu has worked as a First Assistant Director on multiple high profile TV shows such as The Paper Chase, Hill Street Blues, Star Trek-TNG, ER and Code Black and movies such as The Untamed Heart, Home of Our Own, Dennis Hopper’s Chasers, The Cemetary Club, Money For Nothing among others. Babu has directed multiple episodes of "ER" along with episodes of “One Tree Hill,”, “THE Division,” “Thirdwatch,” “ED” and “Strong Medicine.” His recent work has entailed conducting workshops for Line Producers and First ADs working for Netflix and Amazon in India and he is presently in development on projects entitled “BHOPAL” an 8-part limited series and Smuggling For Gandhi, an indie feature which he is scheduled to direct in 2021. He has received five DGA nominations and won three for his work on "ER." He is repped by Ben Reder at Reder & Feig.


1st AD, Director, Producer


Live Action, Network, One-Hour, Single Cam, Streamer, Television, Feature, Film, Half-Hour


Drama, Dramedy, Thriller

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DGA African American Committee, DGA Asian American Committee, DGA Independent Directors Committee, Director’s Guild of America, Film Independent, Television Academy


New York University, BA


Los Angeles, Mumbai


United States of America


Hindi/Urdu, Italian, Marathi, Spanish

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