Born in Mumbai, India in 1975, Sagar Ballary graduated in English Literature from Ruia College, Mumbai before traveling to Kolkata to pursue a diploma in Direction & Screenplay Writing from the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (1997-2001). He scripted and directed a 34 min diploma film “Kalu Ravi”, a Bengali film (35mm Colour) in his final year at SRFTI which was selected for the national competition at the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF 2003).
In 2002, after completing his diploma Sagar returned to Mumbai and worked as the Chief Assistant Director on the feature “Raghu Romeo” (Dir: Rajat Kapoor). Then he began the development of the script of a feature film “Ding Dong – Baby Sing a Song” which later was called as “Bheja-Fry”
In the years 2005 to 2007, Sagar worked with Rajat Kapoor in the capacity of an Associate Director for the films “Mixed Doubles” and “Mithya” between which he made his own feature film, “Bheja Fry”.
He is also the Executive Producer & Director of a feature film, titled as “Kaccha Limboo” for the Sahara One Motion Pictures banner. The film released in February 2011. Soon after, his next film “Bheja Fry 2” released in June 2011. Currently he is busy with the post-production of his next film “Hum Tum Shabana” for Horseshoe Pictures with Shreyas Talpade, Tusshar Kapoor and Minnisha Lamba in lead which is set to release in September 2011.