Nainita Desai (United Kingdom)

Nainita Desai is a multi-award-winning composer and sound designer for television, film and videogames.

She has scored acclaimed nonfiction titles including the Oscar-nominated and Cannes-winning For Sama, the Sundance Audience Award-winning The Reason I Jump and the Emmy-nominated Body Parts. 

Most recently, Desai scored The Deepest Breath (A24, Netflix), which earned her a Critics Choice Documentary Awards nomination. Her score for 2022’s 14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Composition. 

She is an RTS winner, a double BIFA nominee, a Cinema Eye Honors nominee, the 2020 winner of the Movie Music UK award for Breakthrough Composer of the Year and the 2022 winner of The Gravity Media Creative Technology Award at the Women in Film and Television Awards, UK. Nainita works across a wide range of musical genres moving between working with orchestras to electronics, found sound and experimental sound design as well as song-writing. Her other notable credits include the landmark natural history series Predators for Sky/Netflix and the iconic Call of Duty video game franchise.

Upcoming 2024 projects include the landmark natural history series Earthsounds for Apple TV,  an upcoming James Cameron series for the BBC and Nat Geo, as well as premium feature docs for Netflix, and Universal.