Pawan started his career in the year 2000 through theatre. After about 7 years of Theatre work, he moved to Films. . He got to collaborate with the renowned director Yogaraj Bhat, he wrote two films which were commercial Hits. After his debut Film Lifeu Ishtene, he launched Project Lucia - the first Kannada film to be entirely crowdfunded. Lucia won many awards and accolades internationally. U TURN is Pawan's third feature film as a director. U TURN has been a critical and commercial success and was nominated for Best Screenplay at the NYIFF 2016.