Rajiv Anchal is a screenwriter and film director from Kerala. He has directed eight feature films. Of late, he has based his movies in the United States. He is the life member of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy Of Film & Television. His magnum opus is a Malayalam film, Guru, which is a symbolic and allegorical movie about the blind faith which has been perpetuated on the human mankind. Guru was officially the Indian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1997. It was the first ever Malayalam movie selected as an entry for Academy Awards. His Beyond the Soul won three awards at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival: Best Director, Best Screenplay and Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film in 2003. His latest film is Paattinte Palazhy.
Rajeev Anchal was previously working as an art director too. Adharvam and Njan Gandharvan had him working in the art department. He received the Kerala State Award for Best Art Direction for Njan Gandharvan. He was also the art consultant for Manu Uncle.
In 1992, Anchal had begun shooting a film called Australia, however the project was abanodoned after shooting began. He then began film called Butterflies, and in it included some of the racing footage originally shot for the canceled project.