T.R Babu Subramanium is a famous American Director and Assitant Director who graduated from S.I.E.S. College in Bombay, India, and went on to study films at NYU in New York City. He supported himself by working as a Production Assistant, Script Supervisor and Assistant Director in the Bombay film industry and then worked under one of India's leading filmmakers, Producer/Director, Mahesh Bhatt, on over six theatrical features films. In the mid seventies, Babu went on to work for Rizzoli Films, Italy, with one of India's leading international star, Kabir Bedi, on films such as "Sandokan," filmed in Malaysia, and "The Black Pirate," shot on locations in Colombia, South America. He subsequently headed to New York City for advanced film studies and produced and directed his first short film "The Big Apple" during his last year at the New School in Manhattan. He then worked as an Assistant Director for the late Italian Director Sergio Corbucci (Tarantino's influence for Django Unchained) on spaghetti westerns such as "Super Fuzz," "Odds and Evens," and "Hands Off The Island," filmed in Florida with stars such as Terence Hill, Bud Spencer, Ernie Borgnine and Joanne Dru.
Babu then landed at Universal Studios and MGM, and became one of the most sought after Assistant Directors in the business. He came into the spotlight after he directed episodes of popular TV shows like ‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘ER’. His other significant works include – as assistant director of ‘Untamed Heart’ and ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’. He is a rare film professionals of Indian origin working extensively in Hollywood as a 'veteran.'