Giridhar Nayak began his career as a field assistant working on wildlife documentaries, such as Our Planet (2019) for Netflix, Hostile Planet (2019) and the series Wild Cats of India (2020) for National Geographic. Having earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology in India, Giri also innovated camera supports for use on National Geographic shoots. In December 2019, he graduated as a valedictorian with a master's in film production from Full Sail University in Florida. Since then, Giri has worked on several short films and documentaries where his roles included Producer, Director of Photography, Camera Operator, and Editor.
His most recent film, 'dhīvaraḥ', is a short documentary based on the unpredictable livelihoods of fishing communities struck by climate change and overfishing in Karnataka, India.