Saleem Hadi is an active contributor in areas of arts & media for the past 15 years. He won the REEL STUDIO’s DISTINGUISHED DOCUMENTARY AWARD (documentary), TAKE. He bagged the BEST DIRECTOR AWARD in NATCHATHIRAM IN 2010, an island-wide Tamil Talent Search Competition Programme aired on Mediacorp Channel, Vasantham. Having lectured in various educational institutions for over 6 years and being active as both Producer & Director, Saleem Hadi started his own creative firm, BLACSPICE MEDIA SOLUTIONS that primarily conducts various media-related workshops, specializing in short film making. Saleem Hadi bagged the BEST DIRECTION (OTHER CATEGORIES) AWARD in PRADHANA VIZHA 2014. He has directed 14 short films till date. In 2016, he also won the 2nd prize in the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition organized by Singapore Film Society and National Heritage Board. Saleem Hadi was commissioned by Indian Heritage Centre on numerous occasions to stage outdoor stage productions in Tamil and English. Saleem Hadi is now a media educator, theatre practitioner and filmmaker.